9th Grade ACT Prep

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UAB - University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

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This event is open to ninth (9th) grade students ONLY!

ACT Prep ... Students will receive pre and post testing plus 24 hours of instruction concentrating on the five (5) subject areas of Math, Science, English, Reading & Writing plus Study Skills and Test Taking Strategy.

Each student will receive an ACT Prep book and a scientific calculator at the end of the ACT Prep session.

Each student is expected to commit to all eight (8) Saturdays.


The location for the pre- and post-tests will be announced via email, once the student registration has been accepted.

The Math, Science and Study Skills Sessions will be held at UAB Collat School of Business. The Collat School of Business is located at 1150 10th Avenue South near the Alys Stephens Center.

The English, Reading and Writing sessions will be held at UAB School of Education. The School of Education is located at 901 13th Street South near the Sterne Library.


January 14: Pre-Test (TBA)

January 21: Writing (School of Education)

January 28: Study Skills and Test-Taking Strategies (Collat School of Business)

February 4: Reading (School of Education)

February 11: Math (Collat School of Business)

February 18: Science (Collat School of Business)

February 25: English (School of Education)

March 4: Post-Test (TBA)

Each session will begin promptly at 8:00AM and end at noon. Light snacks will be provided except on January 14th (Pre-test) and March 4th (Post-test).


  • Free to ninth grade, GEAR UP Birmingham students (100 student maximum).

  • $265 for all other students.

Non GEAR UP students may send a check or money order payable to UAB Regions Institute for Financial Education to 1150 10th Avenue South, BEC 310, Birmingham, AL 35294.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have questions or concerns, please call the UAB Regions Institute for Financial Education at 205-996-0884 or email us at RIFE@uab.edu.

What will the Pre-test and Post-test consist of?

The pre-test and post-test will be a mock simulation of the actual ACT test administered under testing conditions.

Which schools are in the GEAR UP Birmingham District?

Ramsay High School

Woodlawn High School

A.H. Parker High School

P.D. Jackson Olin High School

Wenonah High School

Huffman High School

George Washington Carver High School

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