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Of course if you can’t afford test prep, you can always obtain the materials you need to score well. It will just require a lot of hard work and self-discipline.

Enroll in ACT or SAT prep over the summer while you still have free time.

Let’s not sugarcoat things: your junior year is going to be crazy busy. Between visiting colleges, asking for letters of recommendation, learning about financial aid, and applying to scholarships, you’re not going to have a lot of free time. That’s not even including all of your regular duties as a high school student, namely classes, tests, sports, clubs, homework and studying.

And on top of all this, you have to get ready for and take the SAT, ACT, or both. Luckily, if you’re ahead of the game, you still have time in the summer to get prepared for the run of standardized tests that will happen in the spring by enrolling in SAT or ACT prep classes.

ACT and SAT Prep Classes

These days, just taking online practice tests and getting tips from test prep websites isn’t enough. To keep pace with your peers, you’ll want to consider taking SAT or ACT prep classes that will help you understand exactly what you will be asked to do on that fateful test day.

If you're looking for Campus Explorer certified test prep company, check out test prep companies like Kaplan, Princeton Review and CollegeBoard. These sorts of companies can help you understand the different sections of each test, build on your strengths and practice on your weaknesses, and ultimately, improve your ACT or SAT scores.

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