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Discover methods to maximize your ACT score. Offered year-round on USC Columbia Campus or through live online class, you'll uncover the convenience, value and quality of ACT prep courses offered through the University of South Carolina. Learn the skills and techniques needed to ace the ACT exam.

Since 2006, University Test Prep has helped over 800 students prepare for the ACT exam. Let us assist you with meeting your potential on the exam.

The ACT test is recommended and required by many 2-year and 4-year colleges, universities, and technical schools. Check with the colleges you are interested in attending to see if they require the test and ask them for their average test score.

We understand the vital role that college entrance exams like the ACT play in college admission and scholarship opportunities. Properly prepared students are more likely to perform to their highest potential after completing a test preparation course.

You can choose the environment that best fits your learning style and schedule. Both of our ACT Preparation classroom and live online preparation courses includes expert instruction, The Real ACT Prep Guide and workbook, real ACT practice questions and tests and an easy-to-follow study plan. Take a look at our prep courses to see which one best fits your needs and your schedule and learn more about the ACT exam and application information by visiting About ACT and UofSC.                             



This ACT class was great. I know more about the ACT than I did before. We covered all of the material we needed to know for the test.


Our Prep Course Curriculum

Our ACT Prep courses will help take the mystery out of the exam and maximize your ACT score. Courses includes topics covering required test concepts, including: 

Math Topics Include:

  • Picking Numbers; Equations and Inequalities; Exponents; Fractions; Word Problems; Rates and Proportions; Geometry; Lines, Angles and Triangles; Polygons, Circles and Combinations; Coordinate Geometry; Functions; and Trigonometry
  • Practice solution techniques for problems containing variables
  • Learn efficient approaches to complicated multi-step problems
  • Discover tactics for translating difficult word problems into equations

English Topics Include:

  • Punctuation Items; Verb Items; Pronoun Items; Clause/Phrase Items; Logical Transition Items; and Items with Special Instructions.
  • Identify correct idiomatic speech in sentence correction problems
  • Understand the basic concepts of rhetorical construction
  • Learn which grammar errors are most frequently tested

Reading Topics Include:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Understand which part of the passage to read for reading comprehension questions
  • Recognize the difference between global and local test items
  • Identify passages written from the journalistic and engaged perspectives

Science Topics Include:

  • Data Representation Items; Research Summary Items; Conflicting Viewpoint Items; and Reason.
  • Identify parameters for test items involving graphs and charts
  • Interpolate or extrapolate answers from data given in tables
  • Recognize the point of an experiment in research summary items

General Test Taking Topics Include:

  • Use of process of elimination
  • Mater time management skills
  • Minimize test anxiety
  • Identify common distractors


Very informative course and the material was explained thoroughly.

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