Online Test Prep

ACT and Kaplan collaborate to Make Test Prep Live, Free

ACT, Inc., maker of the ACT test, and Kaplan Test Prep are partnering to create the only online ACT preparation program with live instruction from teachers. The program will be available for free to low-income students and to all students at a lower cost than traditional test prep programs.

The new program, ACT Kaplan Online Prep Live, will give students access to live, online, content-based courses taught by experienced teachers who can answer student questions and provide interactive, instructional guidance in real time. The platform will also include recorded sessions that students can access on demand with nearly any device.

The program will focus on developing students’ academic skills, knowledge and readiness for college. It will cost less than $200 and will be provided for free to low-income students who register for the ACT with a fee waiver. It will be available in the fall.

During the 2014-15 academic year, ACT test fee waivers valued at $34.4 million were offered to more than 700,000 low-income students, according to a press statement.

In this deal, announced Monday, Kaplan will become the exclusive, official partner for live, online prep for the ACT test.

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