The ACT College Report
Student information is summarized on individual ACT College Reports which ACT sends to institutions designated by the student. The ACT College Report provides the most complete and helpful information available about your freshman advisees because it:
- presents a comprehensive picture of a student's needs, interests, background, and abilities.
- is available before the student's initial advising conference.
- is easy to use and interpret.
- helps the advisor match the student's interests, abilities, needs, and plans with institutional resources.
- offers advising leads and points of departure.
- relates to common advising concerns.
- is an advising tool, which is most helpful when used by a knowledgeable and caring advisor.
Because the College Report contains such a wealth of information, it enables the advisor to answer many of the questions freshmen typically ask:
- In which subjects might I expect to do well?
- In which courses might I expect trouble?
- How heavy an academic load should I carry?
- What major should I choose?
- What careers emphasize work activities similar to those I prefer?
- In what areas do I need help?
The College Report assists the advisor in identifying areas of consistency (or inconsistency) among abilities, goals, interests, and needs.