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Improve Your ACT Score and Open the Door to Your College Choices

You’ve narrowed your college choices down to your top schools, but they all have high expectations when it comes to ACT scores. Your score shouldn’t keep you from attending your dream college, so stop wasting time worrying about whether or not you’ll make the cut. Instead, spend that time prepping for the exam! A higher score can make your dream school a reality.

For almost 50 years, Huntington has been providing ACT prep tutoring to better prepare students for the demands of the ACT, including test-taking strategies, time-management skills, and academic skills through individualized instruction from highly trained ACT tutors. Higher scores on the ACT can mean the difference between going to college and getting into your dream college. Plus, with the right scores, you may also be eligible for a scholarship.

Now more than ever Huntington understands that an evolving educational landscape requires increased flexibility. That's why we are here to meet you ACT prep needs both in our centers and through our HuntingtonHelps LIVE online test prep option.


ACT recently announced that changes are coming to their online, digital test in the spring of 2025. Clarification regarding changes to paper testing is still pending from ACT.

The full press release from ACT can be found here: The ACT Test is Evolving.


What's changing? Description

The Science section will be optional


Students can choose from the following testing options:

ACT Core Test (English, Math & Reading)

ACT plus Science (English, Math, Reading & Science)

ACT plus Essay (English, Math, Reading & Essay)

ACT plus Science & Essay (English, Math, Reading, Science & Essay)


Sections will have fewer questions


ACT will reduce the total number of test questions on the Core Test

Passages will be shorter


The length of English and Reading passages will be reduced

Testing time will be shorter


ACT’s Core Test will take 2 hours compared to the current 3 hours



  • No. Each section will continue to be reported on a 1-36 scale.
  • The Composite score will be the average of English, Math, and Reading.
    • Separate scores will be reported for Science and/or Writing, if taken.


  • Online National Test Dates: Spring 2025
  • Online District/School Day testing: Spring 2026

Huntington Students See Improvement On Their ACT Scores:


Point Increase on the ACT
Average score improvement for tutoring

We Offer Three ACT
Prep Programs

All of our ACT prep tutoring programs — Premier, 32-Hour, and 14-Hour — include individualized in-center instruction from certified tutors, homework, at least one full-length proctored interim exam to measure progress, and interim conferences to discuss student progress and confirm goals. Unlike other act prep courses, every one of Huntington’s prep programs is designed to help you better prepare for the ACT, gain confidence in your skills and abilities, and achieve higher ACT test scores, thus expanding your possible college choices. You simply need to choose the program that best meets your needs and goals:

Premier ACT Prep

Tailored to the Student’s Needs & Goals

Program Highlights:

The most thorough ACT prep program available. The program duration and curriculum are tailored to the student’s personalized needs and goals.

Special Features:

  • Duration and ACT curriculum are tailored to the student’s goals. Choose to work in some or all subjects.
  • Offers online, video-based ACT test prep that complements our in-center instruction, plus online tests.

32-hour Program

Focused Overview of All Subject Areas

Program Highlights:

Our 32-Hour Program is designed for students with limited time to prepare, while focusing on all subjects.

Special Features:

  • Consists of 32 hours of ACT test prep instruction focused across all subjects, including eight hours of practice ACT tests.
  • Offers online, video-based ACT test prep that complements our in-center instruction, plus online ACT practice tests.

14-hour Program

Thorough Prep in One Exam Subject

Program Highlights:

Our 14-Hour program is designed for students with limited time to prepare who want to focus on one subject.

Special Features:

  • Consists of 14 hours of ACT prep instruction focused in one subject, including four hours of practice tests.
  • Offers only in-center ACT prep and instruction.
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Common questions
About the ACT

Section Total Minutes Number of Questions Possible Score
  • 45
  • 75
  • 1-36
  • 60
  • 60
  • 1-36
  • 35
  • 40
  • 1-36
  • 35
  • 40
  • 1-36
Writing (optional)
  • 40
  • One essay
  • 2-12

The ACT is 3 hours and 35 minutes in length (3 hours and 35 minutes if the optional writing portion is being taken).

  • 45 Minutes for English
  • 60 Minutes for Math
  • 35 Minutes for Reading
  • 35 Minutes for Science
  • 40 Minutes for Writing (optional)

ACT dates, locations, and registration information can be found by visiting

Many students take the ACT twice, first in their junior year, then again in their senior year. You should consider retesting if you had any issues during your first test, such as an illness or misunderstanding of test directions, or if you don’t feel your initial ACT scores accurately reflect your abilities. If you take the test more than once, you decide which set of scores are sent to colleges or scholarship programs.

Each section of the ACT (English, Math, reading and science, is scored on a scale from 1 to 36. The scores for all four sections are averaged to give the students an overall composite ACT score between 1 and 36.

The optional writing portion of the test receives four separate domain scores (Ideas and Analysis, Development and Support, Organization, and Language Use and Conventions). Each of the four domains is scored on a scale of 2-12.

Beginning September 2016, students who elect to take the writing portion of the test will also receive an overall Writing Score on a 2-12 range - the average of the four domain scores.

The scores are based on the number of correct answers. There are no penalties for incorrect answers. Each college and university sets its own ACT score requirements for admission into that school. Check with the schools you are interested in applying to in order to determine the ACT score you need to achieve. You can decide which ACT scores are sent to prospective schools.

In general, most ACT multiple-choice scores, including the Composite score, are posted to your online student Web account (through ACT) within two weeks after the test date. If you’ve taken the writing portion of the ACT, you will be notified when that score is available.

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