December 28, 2018

University of Montevallo to host ACT Prep Course

The University of Montevallo will be hosting single-day ACT Prep Courses for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors on Saturday, Jan. 19 and Saturday, March 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

The purpose of this course is to equip students with test-taking strategies to enable them to be better prepared for the ACT. “During this course, we provide students the test-taking skills necessary to help them improve their scores by helping them understand how the ACT is scored and how the content is delivered,” said Dr. Jennifer Alexiou-Ray, associate professor of education who serves as instructor for the course.  

One of the most important benefits of ACT preparation courses is that they help students assess their strengths and weaknesses to know their level of readiness for the ACT. By becoming more familiar with the sections and format of the ACT, students will have an easier time taking the official test. Because most students taking a prep course score higher than without the course, scholarships and financial aid are often a good return on the investment. 

The $110 single-day course covers all ACT test subjects with in-class practice testing and includes lunch and a snack. Each participant will also receive a copy of the official ACT Prep book, a math review card and other resources.  

Register now at or contact Sarah Hendren, director of partnerships and outreach at 205-665-6077. 



Established in 1896, the overriding mission of the University of Montevallo, unique in higher education in Alabama, is to provide to students from throughout the state an affordable, geographically accessible, “small college” public higher educational experience of high quality, with a strong emphasis on undergraduate liberal studies and with professional programs supported by a broad base of arts and sciences, designed for their intellectual and personal growth in the pursuit of meaningful employment and responsible, informed citizenship. 

To enhance student success within a vibrant campus community, the University of Montevallo provides a premier educational experience characterized by distinguished degree programs, personalized instruction delivered by highly qualified faculty and affordable tuition. Enriched by an array of opportunities, the UM experience prepares students to enter graduate or professional school or to begin their careers with an understanding of how to succeed in a constantly changing and complex world. 


Individuals needing disability-related accommodations during this event should contact the host department or Disability Support Services (205.665.6250, ) as early as possible. Efforts will be made to accommodate all access requests regardless of timing, but the University cannot guarantee that requests made with less than one week’s notice can be met.