Resources for the Test of Academic Proficiency

Lewis University Resources

Leckrone Academic Resource Center (LARC)

LARC offers help to students to improve academic performance through advising, tutoring, and innovative academic programs. This also includes their hosting of the Writing Center, which offers writing tutors to help students at any stage of the writing process.

Testing Website

Illinois Licensure Testing System Preparation Resources

This is the main website for information about the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency exam. Here you will find both a study guide and a full-length practice test: It is highly advised you complete both. The study guide provides basic information about the test as well as a short sample of questions for each section. The full-length practice test can be taken either on-line or printed and completed by hand. Either way, you can get an analysis of which questions you got wrong.

Community College ACT Prep Information

College of DuPage

Youth Test Prep
College of DuPage offers standardized test preparation for all ages. Students can hone their skills to perform at their maximum potential on standardized testing.

Test Prep
Gain an extra edge when taking the PSAT, ACT or SAT by enrolling in a test preparation class. These classes prepare students by offering testing tips and strategies to help improve test scores and chances for scholarships or early admission.


ACT Comprehensive Test Prep
Review math, science reasoning, reading and English usage in preparation for the ACT exam. Practice under simulated testing conditions using authentic ACT questions. Course includes an introduction to the ACT writing section.

Saturday, Jan. 23 to March 19
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
YEHSC-0004-003, $425
Naperville Center

Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 26 to March 3
6 to 9 p.m. 
YEHSC-0004-003, $425
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Sunday, March 13 to May 15
12:30 to 4:30 p.m. (no class March 27)
YEHSC-0004-001, $425
On campus in Glen Ellyn

ACT Weekend Intensive
Scheduled for the weekend before the ACT Examination, this crash course provides students with strategies to prepare for the test. Testing strategies are emphasized with a brief overview of the math, science reasoning, reading and English usage in preparation for the ACT exam. Please bring a sack lunch.

Saturday and Sunday, January 30 to 31
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
YEHSC-0004-004, $245
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 27 to 28
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
YEHSC-0004-025, $245
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Saturday and Sunday, April 2 to 3
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
YEHSC-0004-005, $245
On campus in Glen Ellyn

ACT Testing Strategies
Focusing on testing strategies specific to the ACT, this course includes valuable skills and practice testing to prepare for the ACT.

Saturday and Sunday, February 20 and 21
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
YEHSC-0004-021, $185
Naperville Center

ACT Essay Writing
Designed to prepare students for the writing portion of the ACT, students write an essay a week with weekly review.  They also learn writing strategies and complete additional exercises designed to help them succeed in crafting this type of essay.

Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 26 to Feb. 18
7 to 9 p.m. 
YEHSC-0004-002, $299
On campus in Glen Ellyn

ACT Mathematics - Online
This online course features mathematics test preparation modules helping students prepare for the mathematics portion of the ACT Test. Interact with your course instructor using the Blackboard interface.  This class includes strategies for mathematics and foundational skills in arithmetic, algebra and geometry.

Feb. 15 to March 18
YEHSC-0004-020, $299

Customized Test Prep
If you can't attend during our regularly scheduled class times, try our Customized Test Prep. This allows you to concentrate on subject areas of your choosing at a time convenient for you. Prices includes six hours of tutoring time and all materials at $455.  For ten hours of tutoring and test preparation materials, the cost is $725.  Call (630) 942-2208 to get matched with a tutor prior to registration. 

Adult Test Prep
Test prep for adults is available for the GRE, GMAT and LSAT exams.
We also offer a wide variety of tutoring services.

Upcoming Courses
See the complete Youth Academy schedule in our current Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.

Register today!
To register, call Continuing Education at (630) 942-2208 or email For detailed program information, call (630) 942-2208 or email

Joliet Junior College

ACT COMPASS Preparation
This important placement test measures your math, reading, and writing abilities. An ACT COMPASS placement score is a mandatory prerequisite for math and English courses, as well as several other programs and classes. See Individuals Required to Take Test to learn more about these requirements. Without the ACT COMPASS test, you may be unable to register for your classes.

You are strongly encouraged to take this test seriously. Lower scores may result in 1 to 4 additional semesters of coursework that do not count toward your degree. These English and math classes that do not count toward your degree are called developmental classes. These courses can be identified by the "0" as the first digit in the course number.

ACT COMPASS Review Sessions
ACT COMPASS review sessions are available by appointment at City Center Campus, Main Campus, and Romeoville Campus. To make an appointment, please call the Tutoring and Learning Center at 815-280-2730.

Waubonsee Community College

ACT Test Preparation
Raise your score without spending a fortune!

Raise Your Score – ACT English ™
Prepare for the English, reading and writing sections of the ACT. Along with a pragmatic review of each crucial subject, you’ll learn the key strategies to use when you are unsure of the correct answer.

  • 15-hours of instruction
  • Subject review and answer strategies

Saturdays, January 23 - February 27
8 - 9:45 a.m.

Raise Your Score - ACT Math ™
Review core subject areas: pre-algebra, algebra, intermediate algebra, plane geometry, coordinate geometry and trigonometry. You’ll also learn problem-solving and elimination strategies to use when you don’t know the correct answer.

  • 15-hours of instruction
  • Subject review and answer strategies

Saturdays, January 23 - February 27
10 - 11:45 a.m.

Practice Makes Perfect: Try the ACT Test
Feeling apprehensive about the upcoming ACT?  

Learn tips, techniques, and test taking strategies to help you feel confident on test day. Practice taking an official, retired exam in a timed setting – exactly like regular test day. In less than two weeks, you’ll receive a results report with a breakdown of your strengths and weaknesses so you'll have a game plan to prepare for test day.

Saturdays, March 12 - 19
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Questions? Call us at (630) 466-2360.

Moraine Valley Community College

Compass Testing
Fall and Spring Semesters
Mon. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-7:30 p.m.
Tues. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.
Wed.-Fri. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sat. only 9-11 a.m. on the two Saturdays before the start date of off-campus courses.

Summer Semester
Mon. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-7:30 p.m.
Tues.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.
Fri. 9-10 a.m.
Sat. not available

Hours are subject to change during breaks.
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for placement testing. Registration for the Compass placement test can be done online or in person.

Use MVConnect: Login using your assigned username and password. On the Self-Service menu, click Registration. Select Search, Register, and Pay for Non-Credit classes. Select Placement Testing in the Topic Code drop-down box and click Submit. Click the box next to the section you would like to register for and click Submit. Continue through remaining screens and submit your payment.

In person: You may choose to register for any scheduled Compass placement test session that will be offered Monday-Friday. Stop by the Registration Office on the main campus in Bldg. S, Room S103, to register. Payment of $25 is due at the time of registration. Payment is non-refundable. Please proceed to the Cashier’s Office, Bldg. S, Room S105. Bring your receipt to the Testing Center, Bldg. B, Room B101.

Retests: Please call (708) 974-5400 to schedule a retest.
New students must complete English composition, reading and math placement testing prior to attending an orientation program.

Currently enrolled students must pre-register and pre-pay for placement testing before registering for English composition, reading or math classes.
A Photo ID is required to test. You may bring a calculator, scratch paper, and pencil for the math portion of the test only. Please allow one to two hours to complete the Compass exams. Learn more about the test.

Questions? Please call (708) 974-5400.

Southwest Education Center (SWEC)

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