Youth Test Prep

College of DuPage offers standardized test preparation for all ages. Students can hone their skills to perform at their maximum potential on standardized testing.

Test Prep

Gain an extra edge when taking the PSAT, ACT or SAT by enrolling in a test preparation class. These classes prepare students by offering testing tips and strategies to help improve test scores and chances for scholarships or early admission.

Upcoming Courses


ACT Comprehensive Test Prep

Review math, science reasoning, reading and English usage in preparation for the ACT exam. Practice under simulated testing conditions using authentic ACT questions. Course includes an introduction to the ACT writing section. 

Saturday, Jan. 23 to March 19
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
YEHSC-0004-003, $425
Naperville Center

Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 26 to March 3
6 to 9 p.m.
YEHSC-0004-003, $425
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Sunday, March 13 to May 15
12:30 to 4:30 p.m. (no class March 27)
YEHSC-0004-001, $425
On campus in Glen Ellyn

ACT Weekend Intensive
Scheduled for the weekend before the ACT Examination, this crash course provides students with strategies to prepare for the test. Testing strategies are emphasized with a brief overview of the math, science reasoning, reading and English usage in preparation for the ACT exam. Please bring a sack lunch. 

Saturday and Sunday, January 30 to 31
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
YEHSC-0004-004, $245
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 27 to 28
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
YEHSC-0004-025, $245
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Saturday and Sunday, April 2 to 3
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
YEHSC-0004-005, $245
On campus in Glen Ellyn

ACT Testing Strategies

Focusing on testing strategies specific to the ACT, this course includes valuable skills and practice testing to prepare for the ACT.

Saturday and Sunday, February 20 and 21
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
YEHSC-0004-021, $185
Naperville Center

ACT Essay Writing

Designed to prepare students for the writing portion of the ACT, students write an essay a week with weekly review.  They also learn writing strategies and complete additional exercises designed to help them succeed in crafting this type of essay.

Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 26 to Feb. 18
7 to 9 p.m.
YEHSC-0004-002, $299
On campus in Glen Ellyn

ACT Mathematics - Online

This online course features mathematics test preparation modules helping students prepare for the mathematics portion of the ACT Test. Interact with your course instructor using the Blackboard interface.  This class includes strategies for mathematics and foundational skills in arithmetic, algebra and geometry. 

Feb. 15 to March 18
YEHSC-0004-020, $299

Customized Test Prep

If you can't attend during our regularly scheduled class times, try our Customized Test Prep. This allows you to concentrate on subject areas of your choosing at a time convenient for you. Prices includes six hours of tutoring time and all materials at $455.  For ten hours of tutoring and test preparation materials, the cost is $725.  Call (630) 942-2208 to get matched with a tutor prior to registration. 

Adult Test Prep

Test prep for adults is available for the GRE, GMAT and LSAT exams.

We also offer a wide variety of tutoring services.

Upcoming Courses

See the complete Youth Academy schedule in our current Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.

Register today!

To register, call Continuing Education at (630) 942-2208 or email For detailed program information, call (630) 942-2208 or email