ACT Courses

Prepare for the Most Popular College Readiness Exam

Known traditionally as the excellent “alternative” to the SAT for students applying to US universities, the ACT has dominated the pre-college assessment landscape since 2012.   Ahead of all test prep centers, our ACT courses were designed in early 2015 utilizing the same proven test prep methodology we’ve always used to help students obtain incredible results.  


What is the ACT?

The ACT is a standardized examination that American universities use as a tool for admissions. The ACT Test is a curriculum- and standards-based educational tool that assesses students’ academic readiness for college.

The ACT is accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the US.

For more information on how the ACT plays a role in the university admissions process, call us today to set up a free meeting with our Admissions Consulting team!


Who is it for?

Any student interested in attending university in the US should consider taking the ACT or at least a mock exam.  Taking a mock or practice exam allows students to understand where they rank among students worldwide, which universities they should consider researching, and what steps they need to take to earn the score they need to attend their ideal school.

Furthermore, once students have earned an ACT score, they are able to better understand how admissions scores such as the ACT or SAT fit into the overall academic profile of a college applicant.  School grades, extracurricular activities, and personal essays are just some of the additional factors that admissions officers weigh along with ACT/SAT scores in determining who gets admitted and who doesn’t.

For more information on the test, and to talk to our experts, come to one of our free ACT seminars.


When to take it?

The ACT is offered five times a year internationally – in April, June, September, October, and December. Most students take the ACT for the first time during the winter of their Grade 11/Year 12 year and a second time during the fall of their Grade 12/Year 13 year.

Timeline for ACT

For more information on the test, and to talk to our experts, come to one of our free ACT seminars.

Remaining ACT Dates in 2016:

Feb 6, 2016 (US Only & Registration Deadline passed already)

April 9, 2016 (Registration Deadline: March 4, 2016)

June 11, 2016 (Registration Deadline: May 6, 2016)

Sign up for the next session!  Click here for the ACT Essentials schedule in Causeway Bay.  Click here for the schedule in Mongkok.  

For more information on the exam, please feel free to talk to our education consultants by calling (+852) 2972 2555, leave us a note OR come to one of our free ACT seminars.

To register for the test and see upcoming test dates, visit the ACT website.


ACT vs New SAT

Although often grouped together, there are a number of important differences between the two tests that students and parents should be aware of.

  • Students find the timing of the ACT to be intimidating
  • The ACT includes a section on Science Reasoning (data interpretation and synthesis skills)
  • The ACT’s optional essay focuses on issue-analysis skills
  • Students score between 1 and 36 on each section, with an average composite score

Click here for a one-page summary on the differences.

Come to The Edge for a free diagnostic ACT and SAT so you can compare for yourself!


ACT Courses

ACT Essentials
Comprehensive Course on: English •  Math • Reading • Science • Essay

Obtain what you truly need to be “prepared” for the ACT

  • Includes techniques and strategies for dealing with difficult questions
  • Covers the fundamental concepts that appear on the examination
  • Consists of an all-new approach to writing the optional essay
  • Students can retake the course for free

Good For… Students who want the most comprehensive introduction to ACT preparation.

30 Hours of Instructions + 3 Full-length Mock Tests – HK$14,800 – Get the schedule!

ACT Drilling
Intensive Course Focusing on specific subjects: English •  Math • Reading • Science • Essay

Take one, take two, take them all

  • Carefully mapped drilling materials for comprehensive test exposure and practice
  • Section-focused for need-based scheduling
  • Each test specific course is taught by subject and topic specialist test preparation instructors
  • Best value for real practice questions from actual exams

Good For… Students who want to fix specific subject weaknesses and obtain higher than a 90% Percentile on their composite score

20 Hours of Instructions for each subject + 3 Full-length Mock Tests – HK$10,800 – Get the schedule!

ACT Power Series
5 Real Tests • Detailed Review Session with Test Prep Teacher

The last, but vital push to score in the top echelon

  • Intensive drilling of one full mock ACT per session
  • Detailed reviews of each mock tests to identify and correct errors

Good For… Students with strong base knowledge, who wants to push their scores higher and be prepared for the timing of the test.

*Prerequisite: Must have scored a 30 or higher on the ACT (Practice or Real test).

5 Mock Tests + 5 Lessons of Reviews – HK$6,750 per course / HK$1,350 per day – Get the schedule!

Private Lessons
Individual Attention • Customized Schedule

  • Uses The Edge’s proprietary ACT Test Prep system to identify and eliminate areas of weakness
  • Available in 1-on-1,-2, and -3 settings

Good for: Students who need more individual attention or who have busy schedules


Why The Edge?

Teacher Quality

All of our teachers boast degrees from top American or British universities and undergo 60+hours of intensive training, one year of mentoring, and teacher shadowing to ensure a consistent and high standard of pedagogy. Students can receive the same quality of test prep training for any ACT class at The Edge.

Chosen by Schools

The Edge works with a number of leading international schools and educational organizations to offer on-campus courses at schools across Hong Kong.

Free Retakes

Students can retake the entire course, or a portion thereof, for free as many times as they like.

Proprietary Course Content developed from Decades of Test Preparation Experience

All of our ACT test preparation course materials are developed in-house by a team of expert content developers based on our founder’s decades of knowledge.  Duc Luu and our course developers formulated many of the strategies and techniques based off of Luu’s decades of local experience as a Master Trainer for the top test preparation companies.  The content is constantly updated to reflect the latest changes in the ACT exam itself, and is designed specifically for the needs of students in Hong Kong.

Convenient Locations

The Edge offers two convenient locations, one in Causeway Bay and another in Mongkok.

Transparent Reporting

Our teachers provide regular progress reports to students in one-on-one lessons so parents can better understand their children’s progress.