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ACT Spring Break Institute

Take time to study for the ACT exam at USC Columbia during your spring break. Learn in a classroom environment with an experienced instructor who will guide you through USC's comprehensive ACT preparation course.

Get a head start on studying for the ACT during your Spring Break

Join us at USC Columbia for our ACT Spring Break Institute during from April 2-5, 2018. The class meets daily, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.


Who should take this course?

Students generally take the ACT during their junior year of high school. This course is ideal for rising juniors and seniors, currently in high school who may be taking the test for the first time and for those high school students who have already taken the exam but wish to improve their scores.

Our ACT Spring Break Institute is ideal for students that need an intensive preparation program during the school year. This one-week institute is held over 4 consecutive days and requires students to continue to practice their skills in the weeks and months leading up to the upcoming spring test dates. Students are expected to actively participate in class. 


About the Course

Whether you are seeking assistance with the English, Reading, Science or Math section of the ACT, this course will take the mystery out of the new exam.  Learn useful study and test-taking strategies and time management skills to help limit test anxiety. We've helped hundreds gain admission into a college of their choice and we are ready to assist you.                               

Our comprehensive program emphasizes the ACT test components including test taking strategies, question formats, process of elimination, math, reading, english, and science. Students receive in-depth review of the exam materials, insight into strategies for succeeding on standardized tests, and a comprehensive study plan. Class sessions use real test questions to show just how these skills are tested.                              

This affordable and comprehensive course meets Monday through Thursday from 9 am - 3 pm for a total of 20 educational hours. Students are encouraged to continue to practice their skills in between classes, leading to greater opportunities for learning and interaction with our expert instructors.

The course fee includes all classroom instruction and course materials:

  • 20 hours of expert classroom instruction
  • The textbook - The Official ACT Prep Guide and a workbook provided on the first day of class
  • Real ACT practice questions and tests
  • An easy-to-follow study plan 

You'll receive an email about one week before the first class begins with the class location and directions.    

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Registration and Payment Notes

If you plan to pay by check or purchase order, select "register by mail." Complete the form and return a printout with payment to: USC Continuing Education and Conferences, Close/Hipp Building at 1705 College Street, Suite 591, Columbia, SC 29208. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received.

We accept online payment via electronic check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express through MarketPlace, a secure electronic environment that simplifies business transactions with the university. Follow the MarketPlace prompts to complete payment. Your transaction is only complete when you receive an order number, which is your receipt of payment. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received and you receive an order number.

Once you have paid and are enrolled, you'll be emailed location and parking information for face-to-face programs or online instructions about one week before the program begins.