Frequently asked questions
What is Advantage Educational Programs?
Advantage Educational Programs (The Advantage) is an ACT test prep organization under the guidance of directors, Gary F. Campbell and Jerri Ann Moore. Since its inauguration in 1988, The Advantage has helped thousands of students achieve higher scores on the ACT exam and ultimately gain admission to the colleges or universities of their choice.
What programs are offered?
We offer a 12-hour In-School ACT Prep Course to help students prepare for the ACT exam. In addition, we offer an Online ACT Prep Course that allows students to prepare for the ACT exam on their own and at their desired pace.
Where do classes meet?
The in-school classes are held at participating high schools, middle schools, and other convenient locations. The online classes allow students to prepare for the ACT exam on their own at their desired pace.
When do classes meet?
Classes are offered in the fall, winter, spring and summer. They typically meet once each week for four, three-hour sessions. Summer classes are generally held in late-July and August. Please check our Schedules and Registration tab for current times and locations.
What is your refund policy?
Full refunds, minus any credit card processing fees are given upon request if they are submitted before the day classes begin. Refunds are not given after classes commence.
Is there any homework involved?
We provide all the materials you'll need for the course. Although we recommend that students do practice work at home, we don't require it.
What do I need to bring to class?
You will be provided with a Student Workbook in your first in-school class or you will be able to print out the workbook when you begin your online class. You should bring pencils, paper, calculator, and a small three-ring binder or folder for your handouts, to all of your class.
How much do the courses cost?
The registration fee for the in-school course is $150. The registration fee for the online course is $60. In addition, students registered for the in-school course will have access to the online course as well.
Can I repeat the course in future offerings?
Yes, all students may repeat the course online as often as needed until they graduate from high school.
If I am absent for a class, how do I make up the class?
Due to capacity limitations, makeup classes are not allowed at alternative locations. If you are absent for a class, contact The Advantage at AEPtestprep@gmail.com and the online makeup material will be sent to you by email.
Who should take this course and how will it help me?
Almost every student who plans to attend college must take either the ACT or the SAT college entrance exam. Studies by the Federal Trade Commission show that students who prepare for their college exams score significantly higher than those who do not.
When should I take the ACT exam and can I retake it?
The ACT exam is offered seven times each year. You should take the exam in the fall, spring or summer of your junior year, or in the first semester of your senior year, at the latest. Furthermore, you are not limited on the number of times you can take the ACT exam.
When should I register for the prep courses?
Class sizes are limited. Students who register for the in-school course are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, with late registrations accepted as long as space is available.
How will I know I'm accepted into the classes?
We will confirm your class registration and classroom assignment by email or by phone approximately 7-10 days before classes begin.