College Counseling

Spring ACT Course

Nichols School will be hosting a five-week Spring ACT Course for interested Nichols juniors. Classes will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. each Tuesday night from February 23 to March 23. 

The cost of this course is $550. Your student account will be billed upon registration. Students will be provided with two textbooks, a curriculum binder with practice test materials, and an ACT-approved stopwatch. Please note: ACT testing fees are not included in the cost of the course. Students must register themselves to take the official ACT here. See registration deadlines to avoid late fees.

  • This course will be held in the Rand Dining Hall. Registration is only open to current juniors. In-person attendance will be limited to 20 people. We plan to offer this course in person unless COVID-19 restrictions prevent us from doing so. Students will be expected to follow all regular safety measures, including completion of the daily Magnus App questionnaire. 
  • This course is ideal for students taking the spring ACT in April or June 2021.
  • Course registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Course includes five intensive sessions with 7.5 hours of thorough, engaging and interactive lessons that encourage questions and participation.
  • Students should expect to complete 5-7 hours of homework each week.
  • Comprehensive content review for every section of the ACT, including the Optional Essay.
  • Effective strategies for time management, confidence-building, reducing text anxiety, and goal-setting will also be taught.
  • Personalized follow-up test prep sessions are available with the instructor.
The Spring ACT Course will be taught by Chris Hill, Associate Director of College Counseling and Upper School Faculty member. For more information about this program, feel free to contact Chris at or at 716-332-5162.


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