May
22
Wed
8 of the Best Colleges – Local Information Session @ Sheraton Bloomington
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Local Information Session by “8 of the Best Colleges”:  meet with deans and directors of admission from Claremont McKenna College, Colorado College, Connecticut College, Grinnell College, Haverford College, Kenyon College, Macalester College and Sarah Lawrence College.  The program includes presentations on each of the colleges, as well as general information on the selective college admissions process and financial aid.  There is also an opportunity to meet the representatives and ask questions about each college individually. Pre-registration is preferred at the link above.
May
23
Thu
Coast to Coast Tour: Dartmouth/Northwestern/Princeton/UC Berkeley/Vanderbilt @ Edina HS Performing Arts Center
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • 7:00pm: An evening information program with the admission representatives of : Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, University of California-Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University.  Please register in advance at the website listed above.  Hosted by Coast to Coast Tours.
Jun
3
Mon
Exploring Educational Excellence: Brown/Columbia/Cornell/Rice/UChicago @ DoubleTree by Hilton Park Place
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • 7:00pm: Exploring Educational Excellence – Five College Visits, One Local Stop: Admissions counselors from Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University, and the University of Chicago will discuss academics, the admissions process at selective schools, financial aid, and campus life.  For more information to to register for the evening, please visit the event website listed above.
Jun
8
Sat
ACT Test
Jun 8 @ 7:45 am – 1:00 pm
  • ACT test, arrive no later than 7:45am for an 8:00am start time
  • Bring your admission ticket, current photo ID, #2 pencils (not mechanical), approved calculator with fresh batteries, a snack for break
  • Registration deadline was May 3 for this test
  1. Students can check out ACT Test Prep books from the CRC.
  2. Minnesota Career Information System: students login with their personal “MyCIS” information (or create an account if a new user), mncis.intocareers.org . Hover over the “My Portfolio” tab, and then click on “College Entrance/GED/ASVAB Test” to access up to 3 full-length practice tests as well as a self-paced online ACT Prep Course (also available: “Advanced Academic Tests” for AP/SAT Subject Tests/Graduate Level tests)
  3. District 112 Community Education regularly offers ACT Prep Options – two District teachers regularly offer a Prep Class. Check the Community Education Brochure under “Academic Enrichment – High School”, ce4all.org, or call 952-556-6400.  Private Tutoring is also offered through Community Ed as available – call 952-556-6194.
  4. Learning Express Library: Free practice, but need to sign in with a library card and pin, https://www.learningexpresshub.com/productengine/LELIndex.html#/learningexpresslibrary/libraryhome
  5. There are many independent test prep companies in the area, but the District is not in a position to recommend or endorse any particular option.
  6. From ACT: “Your coursework already prepares you to take the ACT—but additional practice can help you be ready to do your best.”  For more information about test practice from ACT, visit http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation.html – “ACT Academy” is free; other options are fee based.  The ACT website offers helpful testing information, tips, guides, etc.
Jun
14
Fri
Registration Deadline for July 13 ACT
Jun 14 all-day
  • Registration deadline for July 13, 2019 ACT

District 112 will not be a test site for the July 13 test, but students may select any testing location (remember: some sites do fill up before the registration deadline – the registration process will help students find the next closest test site)

To Register: visit www.actstudent.org, create an account, allow about 45 minutes for your first registration, select a test location, and pay online (fee waivers are available – please see your counselor).  Students can select 4 colleges to send scores to at time of registration (and up to the Thursday after a Saturday test) for no fee.  Scores are easily sent later using “Send Scores” for a fee of $13 per test date per college.

Jul
13
Sat
ACT Test
Jul 13 @ 7:45 am – 1:00 pm
  • ACT test, arrive no later than 7:45am for an 8:00am start time
  • Bring your admission ticket, current photo ID, #2 pencils (not mechanical), approved calculator with fresh batteries, a snack for break
  • Registration deadline was June 14 for this test
  1. Students can check out ACT Test Prep books from the CRC.
  2. Minnesota Career Information System: students login with their personal “MyCIS” information (or create an account if a new user), mncis.intocareers.org . Hover over the “My Portfolio” tab, and then click on “College Entrance/GED/ASVAB Test” to access up to 3 full-length practice tests as well as a self-paced online ACT Prep Course (also available: “Advanced Academic Tests” for AP/SAT Subject Tests/Graduate Level tests)
  3. District 112 Community Education regularly offers ACT Prep Options – two District teachers regularly offer a Prep Class. Check the Community Education Brochure under “Academic Enrichment – High School”, ce4all.org, or call 952-556-6400.  Private Tutoring is also offered through Community Ed as available – call 952-556-6194.
  4. Learning Express Library: Free practice, but need to sign in with a library card and pin, https://www.learningexpresshub.com/productengine/LELIndex.html#/learningexpresslibrary/libraryhome
  5. There are many independent test prep companies in the area, but the District is not in a position to recommend or endorse any particular option.
  6. From ACT: “Your coursework already prepares you to take the ACT—but additional practice can help you be ready to do your best.”  For more information about test practice from ACT, visit http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation.html – “ACT Academy” is free; other options are fee based.  The ACT website offers helpful testing information, tips, guides, etc.