ACT Testing Information

The ACT is a college entrance exam that many colleges and universities in the United States use as part of the college admissions process. Missouri Military Academy requires all 11-12 grade cadets to take the ACT at least once, but they are given multiple opportunities throughout the year to take it. 

What is the ACT? The ACT is a standardized test that measures a student's skills in five core areas: English, math, reading, science, and writing (optional). Students in grades 11 and 12 take the ACT so that they can submit their scores to colleges as part of the college application process. Learn more about the ACT here.

How can cadets prepare for the ACT? Every year, cadets are given the opportunity to attend a ACT Boot Camp. The ACT Weekend Boot Camp has shown dramatic results in improving test scores. On average, cadets who attend the ACT Weekend Boot Camp average a 3-7 point increase, which represents a 30-40% percentile point jump. 

Why is a high ACT score important? In addition to using an ACT score for admissions decisions, most universities also use ACT scores as they award scholarship money. Every school sets their own criteria, but raising your ACT score by just a point or two may significantly impact the size of your scholarship. A number of schools also use ACT tests scores as placement tests for classes you can take as a freshman. Having a higher score may allow you to take a more advanced class rather than the entry level course in a subject area.  

How can cadets sign up for the ACT? Email Director of College and Career Placement William Roundey at william.roundey@missourimilitaryacademy.com with interest. 

What are the upcoming ACT dates? 

  • December 12, 2020 (Registration deadline is November 6, 2020)
  • February 6, 2021 (Registration deadline is January 8, 2021)
  • April 17, 2021 (Registration deadline is March 12, 2021)
  • June 12, 2021 (Registration deadline is May 7, 2021)