ACT Overview

The ACT is accepted at all four-year colleges and universities in the United States. The ACT consists of four tests: English, Math, Reading, and Science. Each test is scored on a scale from 1-36. The four scores are evenly averaged to produce a Composite score from 1-36.

New since September 2015 is an optional 40 minute essay at the end of the ACT, in which a student is asked to write an essay taking into account multiple perspectives on a given topic (sample essays and topics can be found here ). The essay is scored by two readers and given a final score of 2-12 in each of four different domains (ideas and analysis, development and support, organization, and language use). This is then scaled to a final score between 1 and 36. This is NOT included in the Composite score. Although many colleges do not require the essay, most students take it "just in case".
Crimson Review ACT Preparation

All ACT test preparation is one-on-one. We offer flexibility to students, providing instruction by the hour or in a bundle at reduced cost. Classes may be scheduled in advance for the same time every week, or can be scheduled on a week-to-week basis.

See below for more information on our offerings.

12 Hour Private Instruction Course


  • 12 hours of 1-1 instruction
  • 4 proctored practice exams
  • Crimson Review strategies and study guides
  • Additional study materials to support each student’s needs
  • $1895
Hourly Private Instruction


  • 1-1 instruction on ACT materials and test strategies
  • 1 proctored practice exam
  • Actual ACT test materials
  • Supplemental Crimson Review materials as needed
  • $165 / $255 hr (Sr. Instructor / Director)
Written Essay Evaluations


  • Sample question for the student to complete a practice essay
  • Essay scoring with written feedback
  • $40 per essay
Proctored Practice Exams


  • An ACT examination in a proctored setting
  • Scoring report for the exam
  • $35 per exam (no essay)
We recommend for any of the options that students start their study by taking a practice exam. This helps to guide the curriculum we create for the student to maximize their strengths and minimize any weaknesses.

* Please note we require 24 hours notice for any changes or cancellations to scheduled classes. There will be a $50 charge for any late cancellations or no-shows. We can be contacted by phone during business hours or email any time at your convenience.