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Practice test registration is now open for our first 2022 dates!

January 8, 2022 at 9 AM PT: ACT. Deadline for registration: December 23, 2021 at 11:59 PM. 

January 22, 2022 at 9 AM PT: SAT. Deadline for registration: January 12, 2022 at 11:59 pm. 

If you wish to receive a test in the mail, please register by the deadlines above! Late registration will be accepted if you can print the exam yourself .

To sign your student up for a practice ACT and/or ACT, please click here or scroll down to test registration.




Check back here for event updates, practice test signups through Ashland Prep, and other relevant academic information for your student athlete.


How does the practice test work? 

Once you register your student-athlete for a practice test, you will receive the following:

1). An email confirmation to you and your student. Please check your spam folder. 

2). A practice test in the mail. In some circumstances at Ashland Prep’s discretion, such as missing previous practice test dates, you may be asked to pay for printing and shipping. 

3). Starting one week prior to the official practice test date, you will begin receiving reminders and instructions about the practice test.

4). The morning of the test, you will receive a Zoom link. 

5). After the test, your student will receive instructions on how to submit his or her answer sheet for grading. 

6). Please allow up to 72 hours for grading. After the test, you will receive your student’s detailed score report and personalized feedback about your student’s results via email from Ashland Prep’s tutoring staff.

WCE Student-Athlete Data 

Our Spring 2021 WCE student practice test report can be viewed as a .PDF here. This report shows the averages of all WCE student-athletes who took the practice ACT and SAT with us in January 2021, and compares that data to what popular colleges generally like to see in their students. If you have any questions about this data, please reach out to testing@ashlandprep.com.

Due to COVID-19, nearly all colleges are test-optional for the class of 2022. Test-optional simply means that colleges will consider SAT or ACT scores if submitted, but no longer require these test results as part of the application process. For your student, this means that scores can only help, not hurt, your student’s chances in the college admissions process. More information can be found below in our FAQ.

To register, please fill out the requested information below and then click “Sign me up!” You will receive an email confirmation within 48  hours of submitting. Please be sure to check your spam folder for updates from us!  You may also follow up with any questions or requests for different practice test dates to testing@ashlandprep.com.

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    Ashland Prep ACT and SAT testing FAQ

    • Who are you guys?

      We're Ashland Prep, an online, 1-1 tutoring company. We work with students on the ACT and the SAT, as well as academic subjects and AP/IB courses. We've been online working with students since well before COVID. While we work with students who have a wide variety of interests, student athletes and their families like us because of our understanding of how tests and academics fit into the overall picture of the recruiting process, our carefully curated team of tutors who help students get amazing result, and our flexibility when it comes to scheduling. In fact, a majority of our students play varsity sports at the high school level.

    • How has COVID changed college testing requirements for student-athletes?

      Due to COVID, nearly all colleges are test-optional for the class of 2022. Test-optional simply means that colleges will consider SAT and ACT scores if submitted, but no longer require them as part of the application process.

      Many colleges have extending these test optional policies to the class of 2023 and beyond. The NCAA has even nullified the SAT/ACT requirement for student-athletes. This is great news for your student, because ACT or SAT scores can only help — not hurt — your student's college prospects.

      Some collegiate athletic programs still maintain certain score requirements for student-athletes, especially if your student has grades below a college's admissions standards.

      The SAT or ACT can still help your student in the college application and recruitment process! In a year where college admissions offices are suddenly void of standardized testing information, the more favorable data you can provide athletic programs and admissions, the easier you're making their jobs. 

    • When can my student take the real SAT or ACT?

      Here are the most immediate dates for each test:


      March 12, 2022
      May 7, 2022
      June 4, 2022

      February 12, 2022
      April 2, 2022
      June 11, 2022
      July 16, 2022

    • How long are these tests?

      Plan for 4 hours of time.

    • Will my student have to do the essays on these practice tests?

      The SAT no longer offers an essay. While the ACT does still offer the essay, these practice exams are multiple choice only.

      For the real ACT, we recommend your student still take the test with the essay. As long as your student can write a C-grade essay, he or she can focus more on the multiple choice components of the exam in their preparation. Colleges are mostly using the essays to look for significant discrepancies in students' grades and their standardized testing scores/writing ability.

    • What if I can't make any of the above practice test dates?

      Please reach out to testing@ashlandprep.com to request our other dates that we host for students across the U.S. We generally offer practice tests on the first two Saturdays of each month at 9 am.