Course Description

Build your strategy to approach college entrance exams with confidence. While some colleges and universities are waiving standardized test scores, many still use scores to determine merit scholarships.

Spend two Saturdays in SMU's intensive Online ACT Bootcamp covering tips, tools, and techniques to help you achieve your best score on the ACT exam and take the next step to achieve your academic goals you may encounter on the exam. Our experienced instructors present information in manageable units, focusing on each component of the exam, giving you the skills needed to approach each question. In our online class you will interact with the instructor and other students via Zoom and navigate course material and practice problems in the Learning Management System (Canvas). With SMU Test Prep, you will gain the skills needed for success on the ACT and reach your exam date ready to perform at your peak.

Course Outline

Day 1


What is the ACT?

What score do you need?

English Test:


Grammar Skills Practice

Passage Practice

Break: 5 minutes

Reading Test:


Close Reading Skills Practice

Passage Practice

Wrap Up

Day 2

Math Test:


Group discussion

Math Skills Practice

Math Test Practice

Break: 5 minutes

Science Test:


Reading Charts and Graphs

Passage Practice




Reflection & Wrap Up


Students should be prepared with paper, a pencil, and the calculator that they plan to use during the ACT exam. The registration fee includes all other materials including workbooks and practice exams; they will be available on the LMS (Canvas) to view and/or print.

There will be short breaks throughout the class.

Click here to find out more about the ACT and upcoming exam dates.

About Our Curriculum
Using curriculum developed by experienced local test preparation professionals, SMU Test Prep instructors are veteran educators who care about helping students achieve their goals. SMU works with our instructors to tailor our classroom experiences to the specific needs of the students.


Who should take this course?
SMU's ACT Bootcamp Test Prep course is ideal for students who are dedicated to their personal academic success. This course is ideal for current high school juniors who are planning to take the ACT for the first time; we also recommend this course for students who may have taken the exam already but wish to improve their scores. Students should expect to actively participate in class.


“I really liked getting hands-on with the practice problems, and learning how to go about solving them. [It is] a very brief and in-depth overview of the test that left me with great knowledge and insight into the ACT.” – Chandler C., 11th grade
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