Frequently Asked Questions

These are answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding our test prep class. If you have other questions, feel free to call the number on the website!

Q: When should you take the ACT test?
A: The test is offered 5 or 6 times a year in Nebraska. Students can take the test in September, October, December, February, April, and June. Most students take the test the first time in the spring of their junior year.
Q: How many times can I take the ACT test?
A: You can take the test as many times as you are able in the junior and senior years. Most students take the test twice.  Remember, after attending a Complete 3MT ACT Preparation Course, you become a member of the 3MT Alum and can retake any of our Individual 3MT Classes, or attend another Course. Repeat an individaul Class for $50, two Classes for $75, or an entire Course for $100.
Q: Who sees my scores?
A: You decide who sees your scores. You are also able to determine which scores you do not want sent to schools. Talk to you guidance counselor for details.
Q: Can I combine my four scores of my composite score with scores from other tests to make a better composite?
A: No, composite scores are determined by the subject scores from one test date. Sorry.
Q: Should I take the writing section of the test?
A: Some schools require it. Some schools do not. If you take the ACT Plus Writing test, you will receive standard ACT scores plus two additional scores. One will be scaled score from 1 to 36, which combines your performance on the Writing test, and the English test. The other will be a subscore, ranging from 2 to 12, which reflect how you did on your essay. Neither score contribute to your composite score.
Q: The ACT vs.. the SAT?
A: This really depends on what the schools you are considering to attend. They will specify which test they accept. The two tests are very different.
Q: Do you guarantee score increases?
A: It is ethically impossible for us to guarantee score increases.
Q: How much does the class cost?
A: All three Classes, a Course, is $300, or $100 for each individual Class.
Q: What happens if I have to cancel from the Course?
A: If you cancel more than two weeks before the beginning of the Course, you receive a full refund. Less than two weeks, and you will be refunded half of your tuition payment.
Q: Can I take the class more than once?
A: Yes, in fact, once students have taken our full program, they can repeat an individaul Class for $50, two Classes for $75, or an entire Course for $100.
Q: Where are the classes given?
A: Usually, the classes are taught at the Methodist College, 720 N 87th St, Omaha, NE 68114, but if there are enough students from one school, we can try to teach it in the school through the guidance department. This has been done before at Marian High School, for example.
Q: What kinds of materials do I need for the class?
A: Nothing, students will receive a book of six tests and a packet to bring back to each class.
Q: Do the classes last all day long?
A: No, because of the intensity of the curriculum, the Course is divided into 3 classes taken on three separate days: General and Verbal Strategies, Math Strategies, and Science Strategies.

Why 3MT...


We know your rarely hear about where your ACT/SAT test prep students end up so we just wanted to let you know about our three children. All three participated in your test prep courses.

Our first child ended up at Drake University where she became inspired and graduated in only two years with dual degrees, a Bachelors in Creative Writing and a Bachelors in Advertising Journalism. She took a job locally for a firm as their Manager of Web Design and Social Media. She has since gotten married, as well.

Our second child is currently a sophomore at UNL, majoring in Computer Engineering. He took your ACT class twice, which we feel helped him raise his ACT from a 28 to a 30 and then again to a 32. We feel your classes helped him the most.

Our third child is a senior at Burke and took your ACT classes twice plus the SAT prep course for the schools she would be applying to. We are very pleased to announce that last Friday she was offered admission to Stanford University in California. We are all excited at this opportunity for her to attend one of the 'best' universities in the United States and even the world.

It was always important to us for our kids to get great college educations which could then open up exciting opportunities in their lives. We feel that your classes have helped us in getting them there.
A letter from a parent to 3MT
All 3 of his children attended Burke High School

3MT helped me to turn my once far-fetched dream into a reality! My ACT composite score jumped up four points from a 30 to my dream score of a 34 after taking their class and doing a lot of bursts! Before taking the 3MT class, I had looked through prep books and thought I was prepared for the ACT, but 3MT taught me so much more! They provided me with so many tips and tricks that were engrained into my brain, even on test day! The materials and teaching that they provided me with showed me exactly what I needed to do in order to raise my score.
The moms that taught the classes were not only helpful in preparing me for the ACT, but they were also empowering women! They were all compassionate, confident, established women who were interested in our successes with the ACT and in the community. I emailed Mrs. Leatherman on numerous occasions asking questions and asking for clarification on certain topics; she was more than willing to find answers for me in a timely manner.
In addition to the helpful sessions on English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing, 3MT offered a test anxiety session. I put a lot of pressure on myself to perform well on the April test, so listening to Mrs. Atherton was extremely beneficial as she helped me to combat negative thoughts and visualize my ideal testing location.
If you choose to take the 3MT class, I highly recommend that you do many bursts (individual passages completed under time limits), as those helped me to perfect my timing for the test! Additionally, by doing these bursts, I was able to see which types of questions I missed and learn from my mistakes.
Overall, I was highly satisfied with the preparation that 3MT provided me with to conquer the ACT! I am so grateful for 3MT because they made my dreams come true and have taken a lot of pressure off of me as I continue my college search.

Thank you!

Lauren K.
Marian Student

Before 3MT, I had no idea what to expect going into the ACT. Although I had taken practice ACT tests, I was still pretty nervous on how to approach the different sections and use my given time. The program really helped me to figure out different strategies to use on each section to optimize my time and get the best possible answers. I particularly struggled in the math section, but was able to raise my math score 2 points after going to the 3MT class. This class enabled me to take the test in a confident, calm manner and genuinely helped me to get a very good score.
Sarah C.
Marian Student