Iowa high school students preparing for the upcoming college entrance exams can get some free help on-line. John Gilman with the Iowa College Student Aid Commission says the information is easy to access. He says it’s free test prep for the A.C.T., S.A.T. and G.R.E. tests that was added to the “I-Have-a-Plan-Iowa.gov” website when that site was upgraded last year. Gilman says there’s a variety of different tests on the site.
Gilman says it will help strengthen your knowledge in English, Math, Reading and Science for the A.C.T., and to build and refresh skills for the advanced verbal and math sections of the S.A.T. He says you can test your abilities in verbal, quantitative, and analytical reasoning for the G.R.E., along with help in building your wordpower. Gilman says preparing and doing well on these tests can have a big impact on your college plans.
Gilman says many colleges base their first admissions on the A.C.T. or S.A.T., and some offer financial aid based on the scores on those standardized tests. Gilman says many services charge a fee to help you prepare for these tests.
The next test dates for the A.C.T. are April 10 and June 12. The next test dates for the S.A.T. are May 1st, and June 5th. The G.R.E. can be taken on-line on multiple dates.