Prep Courses for the ACT® Test


The ETC ACT test preparation program covers all the skills needed for success on the ACT. Class sessions use real ACT problems so that you know just what to expect on test day. The ACT program consists of 24 hours of classroom instruction by an experienced instructor, together with additional problems for further practice.


Math Topics include:

  • techniques for picking numbers for problems with variables in the answer choices
  • strategies for solving complicated geometry problems by breaking them into smaller parts
  • tactics for translating difficult word problems into equations


Reading topics include:

  • how to read a passage for structure rather than content
  • approaches for quickly identifying the parts of a passage needed to answer a question
  • techniques for answer questions with unfocused stems


English topics include:

  • an overview of the most common mistakes in sentence correction items
  • spotting correct uses of idiomatic speech
  • the important role of punctuation in sentence correction items


Science reasoning topics include:

  • techniques for extracting information from charts and graphs quickly and efficiently
  • tips for comparing and contrasting two or more experiments or studies
  • spotting positive and negative correlations in charts and graphs


General topics include:

  • utilizing the process of elimination
  • time management strategies
  • reducing test anxiety
  • recognizing common distractors




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What is ETC Test Prep and why should I take a class with you?

ETC Test Prep is hands-down the best resource to get you ready to take the GMAT, GRE or LSAT with confidence. With the most up-to-date curriculum, our industry leading instructors have experience test item writing, tutoring, and teaching around the country. ETC currently provides test preparation classes in Charlotte and in partnership with Florida State University, The University of South Carolina, The University of Georgia, Auburn University, The University of Kansas, Texas Christian University, Louisiana State University, University of Houston, Southern Methodist University, University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Rollins College, James Madison University, the University of Vermont, James Madison University, Westfield State University, and Boise State University.


What services are offered by ETC Test Prep?

ETC offers free online strategy workshops, live and online test prep classes, one on one or group tutoring, counseling and guidance.


Who should take the GMAT?

Anyone looking to enroll in a graduate level business program will likely need to take the GMAT. Check with the programs you are considering and find out whether or not they require or accept the GMAT. Visit our GMAT FAQ page or learn more about ETC's GMAT classes.


Who should take the GRE?

The GRE is used by programs in a variety of areas of study, including most social sciences, education, and some business schools. Check with the programs you are considering and find out whether or not they require or accept the GRE.

The GRE revised is increasingly being accepted by business schools for entry into MBA and related programs. Visit our GRE FAQ page or learn more about ETC's GRE classes.


Who should take the LSAT?

The LSAT is required by all American Bar Association (ABA)-approved law schools, most Canadian schools. Many other law schools also require or accept the LSAT. Visit our LSAT FAQ page or learn more about ETC's LSAT classes.


What if I am not ready to take a course?

No problem! ETC Test prep offers FREE online strategy workshops! These workshops are completely free of charge and will give you a better understanding of what to expect, how to sign up, and how to prepare and test with confidence.

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Many classes are held on the main campus of Central Piedmont Community College, in Charlotte, NC.  Specific room assignments will be emailed to participants prior to the course begin date.


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Online Courses – Frequently Asked Questions

How do these courses compare to the live face to face classes?

The Live online classes are very similar to the campus classes. We use the same curriculum and materials, and the same proven strategies to help you succeed on the exam.  You are able to interact with your instructor and participate in the class through the use of online technologies.

How does “Live-Online” differ from other online classes?

Most online classes are asynchronous, which means they are pre-recorded or prepared in advance. Students work through the classes at their own pace or are provided with a new module to review on their own each week. The Live-online classes have a live instructor who is there to teach the class and answer questions in real-time; just like in a traditional classroom setting.

How are the classes delivered?

The Live-online Test Prep class uses software called Adobe Connect. This software allows you to view and hear the instructor, share documents, and interact with the instructor and other students.  While the instructor uses a microphone to broadcast voice over internet protocol (VOIP) students do not need a microphone or camera to participate. Students simply type questions and answers into chat and quiz features built into the modules.

What are the software and system requirements?

All you need to participate in the Live-online test prep class is access to high speed internet on a computer with speakers (or headphones) and Adobe Flash Player version 10.01 or higher, which can be downloaded for free. Here are a few steps you can take to make sure you are ready for class.

  1. Download the latest Adobe Flash Player (free):
  2. Check your system’s compatibility:
    1. You do not need the Adobe Connect Add-in (step 3) in order to participate in the class.
  3. Adobe Connect participant guide:

How will I be able to participate in the class?  

The Live-online test prep class allows you the opportunity to interact with the instructors and other students in a variety of ways.  You will be able to ask questions and make comments through the course’s chat features.  In addition, the course will utilize quiz features that allow you to answer questions. You will also have access to your instructor by phone and email, just as you would in our traditional classroom programs.


Will the sessions be recorded?

Yes. The sessions will be recorded and will be available to you to stream.  The streaming video will be available to you shortly after the scheduled meeting date and will remain available for 30 days after the session.  

Do I need to order any textbooks or workbooks?

The Live-online test prep class includes the same textbooks and workbooks as our traditional classroom programs.  A copy of the textbook and workbook will be available for you to pick up at the University’s Continuing Education office or will be mailed to you approximately one week prior to the class begins.

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