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ACT Information

Register at www.actstudent.org

Barton Community College will offer the ACT in Oct, Dec, Feb, and April. The testing center code is 013870. Students may register to take the ACT at another testing location, but Barton Community College is the closest location for GBHS students. Other locations and testing center codes can be accessed at the above website.

When students do register to take the ACT it is helpful if a score report is sent to GBHS. Great Bend High School's school code is:  171-158.  You can also select up to 4 colleges to have the score report sent to for free. This is done by completing the ACT registration online at the above website. 

ACT (No Writing) $46.00

ACT Plus Writing $62.50    


Test Date

Registration Deadline

(Late Fee Required)

September 9, 2017

August 4, 2017

August 5-18, 2017

October 28, 2017

September 22, 2017

September 23–October 6, 2017

December 9, 2017

November 3, 2017

November 4–17, 2017

February 10, 2018

January 12, 2018

January 13–19, 2018

April 14, 2018

March 9, 2018

March 10–23, 2018

June 9, 2017

May 4, 2018

May 5–18, 2018

July 14, 2018 June 15, 2018 June 16-22, 2018



Ways to Maximize Your ACT Score:



For most students, it is best to begin taking the ACT your junior year and then again the fall of your senior year. The last test should be taken October of your senior year. With adequate practice and preparation, many students benefit from taking the test multiple times. 


Test Information Release

On certain test dates (December, April, and June), students can purchase the test questions, a copy of their answers, and a list of correct answers to the questions. This is a great way to improve your score. What types of questions are you missing most? What do you need to focus on for the next test? It’s worth the extra fee ($20) if you’ll learn from it. 


Practice and Preparation

1. Workshop Series 

Are you taking the ACT in April, June, or July? 

Whether you are trying to improve your score, or testing for the first time, we can help you prepare! 

GBHS is hosting study sessions to aid students in preparing for the ACT.


Option #1: Evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 pm  

Tuesday, Feb. 27th @ 6:00 pm – English

Tuesday, March 6th @ 6:00 pm – Math

Thursday, March 8th @ 6:00 pm – Reading

Tuesday, March 13th @ 6:00 pm – Science


Option #2: Daily during Advisory Period

Session #1 (2/27 to 3/1): English

Session #2 (3/5 to 3/8): Math

Session #3 (3/12 to 3/13): Reading

Session #4 (3/14 to 3/15): Science

Sessions will be held at the high school library classroom.

2. Mock Test

Students have the opportunity to experience the feel of the ACT exam prior to taking the real test. Students will receive immediate feedback for their use in targeting a study plan for the real ACT test. 

2017/2018 School Year: The fall mock test was offered Sunday, October 1st and the spring mock test was held Sunday, January 28th.

2018/2019 School Year: The next mock test will be offered in the fall of '18.


3. School Study Sessions - Individual Tutoring

Students have the opportunity to attend study sessions during the school day, and after school. Students must make arrangements to set up individual tutoring sessions. 


Please contact Ms. Wolters at lacy.wolters@usd428.net with any questions. 



Need help in preparing for the ACT? Here are a few websites that have great tips and practice questions/tests so you are ready for the big day. Be sure to get an actual paper practice test from Ms. Wolters or your counselor. It's the best way to prepare for the actual test.

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