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UWA announces free online ACT prep sessions

Sessions to offer testing information and prep tips at no cost to students

LIVINGSTON, Ala.—The University of West Alabama is extending a helping hand to high school students preparing to take the ACT soon through a series of help sessions that will be offered online as webinars with no cost to the student. Three sessions are scheduled already, and more support resources are expected to be developed.

The first in the series, “The ACT – What is it?” is set for May 26 at 6 p.m. The session will offer students and parents basic information on the ACT, a standardized test used for determining college admissions. Participants will learn how and when to register for the ACT as well as the structure of the test and its importance.

The second in the series, “The ACT – How to Prepare,” is set for June 2 at 6 p.m. The session will offer students and parents information on other free ACT prep resources, study tips, and best practices on increased performance that leads to higher scores.

The third in the series, “ACT Boot Camp,” is set for June 8 at 6 p.m. This all-inclusive session is a one-hour crash course that explains the structure of the ACT, many ways to prepare, and practice questions as examples.

“Taking the ACT is a big step in a student’s journey to be admitted and attend UWA,” said Kirstan Cunningham, assistant director of admissions at UWA. “With the growth of online learning and familiarity with webinar-style meetings and classes, we believe these sessions can make a huge difference for students.”

At UWA, unconditional admission begins at a score of 19 or higher on the ACT and a 2.0 GPA. Conditional admission begins at a 17 and a 2.0 or better GPA.

For more information on UWA, including admission requirements, or to know more about ACT Prep webinars, contact UWA Admissions at admissions@uwa.edu or 1-800-621-8044.

To register for the webinars, visit www.uwa.edu/actprep. Students may sign up for any or all of the sessions and explore available ACT resources.