ACT Prep Resources & Webinars

Taking the American College Test (ACT) is a big step in a student’s journey to be admitted and attend UWA. First offered in 1959, the ACT was originally created as an alternative to College Board’s Scholastic Aptitude Test (now known as the SAT exam). The Office of Admissions has teamed up with university faculty and staff members to provided online ACT prep resources and online classes at no cost to attendees. 

The ACT is designed to measure college readiness in high school graduates by testing their reading comprehension, scientific reasoning skills, and the ability to form logical arguments. Our free webinar series is intended to provide students with test strategies and support to increase test performance. We have also created a comprehensive list of resources for student use.  

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ACT Webinar Series

Specifically designed to maximize time and effectiveness, the ACT Prep Webinars can be taken in sequence or individually. Webinar attendance is free for prospective students and guests, but we do ask that you please pre-register.  Webinars will cover a variety of topics.

Registration is now closed. You may view a recording of each webinar by clicking each title. 

  • The ACT, What is it? In this webinar, you will gain a basic understanding of how/when to register for the ACT, test structure, and why it is important. 
  • The ACT, How to Prepare! In this webinar, you will learn about free ACT prep resources, study tips, and best practices on how to increase performance. 
  • ACT Boot Camp! In this all-inclusive webinar, you will get an hour-long crash course that explains ACT structure, how to prepare, practice questions, and examples. 

If you are unable to attend a webinar, videos of the sessions will be posted 3-5 days after the event ends. 

ACT Prep Books 

  • This free guide was compiled by the UWA Office of Admissions to provide FREE support for ACT testing. 
  • Take Action on the ACT: A free guide to study tips, test-taking strategies, and practice questions for all subjects on the ACT.

Online Practice Tests

Practice tests give you a taste of what it is like to take the ACT. These test are usually free and mirror ACT content. You should take as many practice tests as possible — these will be your most reliable way to predict the content of your exam. Use them to identify weak spots and areas that require you to spend too much time looking for an answer.

  • ACT:  ACT offers a free downloadable study guide and full-length practice test with answers.
  • PowerScore: This site features four full practice tests modeled after previous exams.
  • This site offers updated practice EXAMS covering the four required sections.
  • PrepScholar: This site provides multiple, free practice tests based on exams from years past.
  • PrepFactory: This site provides quizzes and test prep. 
  • Mometrix: This site offers free practice test and tutorials. 

Video Lectures and Online Test Prep

Video lectures provide you free access to a world of information and topics. These lectures can be presented in short videos, or longer online courses and instruction. 

  • Get2College: This site provides instructional videos, tips, and even a ACT podcast.
  • March2Success: Provides an online study program to help students prepare for standardized tests


Flashcards can be effective for parts of the ACT exam that require memorization, such as mathematical operations and grammar rules. 

  • Union Test Prep: This site features free flashcards covering the subjects in all required sections.
  • PowerScore: This site features an extensive set of printable flashcards related to the mathematics section.

For Other Questions:

Please contact the UWA Admissions Office at 1-800-621-8044 or 205-652-3578 or