Seats remain for UW-River Falls ACT test preparation classes

June 8, 2017-- There is still time for high school students planning to take the ACT, the admissions test measuring academic readiness for college, to register for test preparation classes this summer at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

Students may choose to attend one of two four-day sessions in the ACT Summer Institute beginning June 19 or July 17. The instructor for both sessions is Heather Jourdeans, a UWRF graduate and educator at St. Croix Central High School in Hammond.

“Heather demonstrates her depth of knowledge with an engaging teaching style,” said Randy Zimmermann, director of UWRF Outreach and Continuing Education. “A teacher and coach of debate and forensics, she has done extensive research on the nuances of the ACT test and her students have benefited by earning tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships over the past 15 years.”

Students will receive an in-depth review of the exam materials, insight into strategies for succeeding on standardized tests and a comprehensive study plan. Lessons include test-taking strategies, question formats, and the ACT test components for math, English, reading comprehension, and science reasoning.

The course fee of $449 includes all classroom and online sessions and course materials. Students also receive access to online review sessions and open office hours in the time leading up to fall exam dates. Session dates, course descriptions and registration forms are available at

UW-River Falls offers a variety of test preparation courses in partnership with Educational Testing Consultants, a leader in higher education test preparation. Each year, Educational Testing Consultants helps thousands of students at major colleges and universities across the United States. Educational Testing Consultants provides a proven program with a record of success and highly trained top-quality instructors.

UW-River Falls provides lifelong learners with academic, professional development and enrichment programs that are practical, flexible, convenient and affordable. A complete list of courses, course descriptions and online registration information is available at, by calling 1-800-228-5607 or by emailing

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