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...


I took this ACT prep class before the December ACT. I just wanted to thank you for creating this class because it helped me so much! This was my third time taking the ACT. I raised my score from a 26 to a 30, which means that I will now be earning a total of $16,000 more for my academic scholarship over four years!

My reading category score rose seven points! The other categories improved also, ranging from an increase of one to five points. Earning the 30 for my composite was two points above my projected range!

I just wanted to thank you again!
Treynor High School

A teacher at our son’s high school recommended your program. Our son has really struggled throughout his history in school, he has very low academic confidence and his first round ACT scores showed both!
He took your July course and the July exam and just got his scores back. He jumped up 4 points! Amazing!
Thank you so much for teaching him some great study and test taking strategies! It really made a difference.

Amy S.
Mother of a Creighton Prep Student

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