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How Michigan Students Broke a College Application Record 

By: Lisa King, director, American College Application Campaign This three-part blog series celebrates American College Application Campaign ...

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‘Pursuing Your Goals Is Challenging, But Possible’

ACT established the ACT Scholars program to nurture the academic talent of graduate and community college students at the University of Iow...

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California High School Rolls Out the Red Carpet for College Applicants

By: Lisa King, director, American College Application Campaign For many high school seniors, the college application process can be a daunti...

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‘COVID Cohort’ of College Students More Likely to Be Placed in Developmental Courses Than Students Who Matriculated Prior to Pandemic

Colleges may be adjusting their interpretation of applicants’ high school GPAs due to grade inflation IOWA CITY, Iowa — The “COVID cohort” o...

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‘My College-Going Journey Would Be Very Different'

For students pursuing their postsecondary goals, the ACT test offers more than just a score, says Noah Janke, a mechanical engineering major...

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‘I Can Achieve My Dream’

ACT established the ACT Scholars program to nurture the academic talent of graduate and community college students at the University of Iow...

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ACT Completes Formation of Public Benefit Corporation and Partnership with Nexus Capital Management

Company will transform college and career pathways for students, educators, and employers IOWA CITY, Iowa — ACT, Inc., the mission-driven pr...

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How Community Colleges Are Addressing Shifting Workforce Trends

By: Dr. Kristie Fisher, president, Kirkwood Community College In recognition of Community College Month in April, ACT asked Kirkwood Communi...

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ACT Announces New Partnership With Nexus Capital Management LP

Unification of ACT and Encoura promises to transform college and career pathways for students, educators, and employers  IOWA CITY, Iowa — A...

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‘Pave Your Own Path’

ACT established the ACT Scholars program to nurture the academic talent of graduate and community college students at the University of Iow...

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Women's History Month: The Benefits of Inclusive Assessments

By: Drs. Cristina Anguiano-Carrasco, senior research scientist; Nancy Lewin, senior director, ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning; and Jill ...

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Advocate for Others: ACT Scholar Strives for Equitable Health Care

ACT established the ACT Scholars program to nurture the academic talent of graduate and community college students at the University of Iow...

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ACT’s American College Application Campaign Announces 5th Annual School of Excellence Awardees

IOWA CITY, IOWA — Today ACT’s American College Application Campaign (ACAC), a national effort to increase the number of first-generation col...

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Social and Emotional Skills: Key Ingredients for Academic Success

By: Dr. Kate Walton, principal research scientist Recent ACT research highlights a strong tie between social and emotional skills and posts...

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Flexibility Is Key in the Workforce

Joe T. Wood, special projects coordinator at Hardeman County Schools in Tennessee, sees opportunity amid what he calls the "fourth indu...

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'Be Determined’

ACT established the ACT Scholars program to nurture the academic talent of graduate and community college students at the University of Iow...

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2024 School Counselor of the Year Talks Improving Postsecondary Readiness

In celebration of National School Counseling Week, Feb. 5-9, 2024 School Counselor of the Year Dr. Diana Virgil shared her insights with AC...

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Diana Virgil, School Counselor of the Year: Empowering Students to Succeed

In celebration of National School Counseling Week, Feb. 5-9, 2024, School Counselor of the Year Dr. Diana Virgil shared her insights with A...

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Celebrating the Stories of Black Scholars

  In celebration of Black History Month, ACT is reflecting on stories from Black students who are on unique higher education journeys. From ...

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