Cargill ACT Prep Workshop Set for September

August 8, 2016 – Chad Cargill will return to the Seminole State College campus this fall to provide another ACT Test preparation workshop for students of the SSC GEAR UP partner schools. Cargill’s presentation is set for 9 a.m. to noon, Sept. 13 at the college’s Jeff Johnston Fine Arts Center.

Cargill casual photo

Chad Cargill

At his presentations in Seminole and Prague during the spring, many of the project’s students had the opportunity to learn new strategies and pick up tips to improve their ACT Test scores which are often considered as major factors in both college admission and the awarding scholarship assistance.

“The workshops can be very beneficial in raising our students’ ACT scores and some of our participants were unable to make the presentations in the spring,” said Julie Hix, SSC GEAR UP Project Director. “So, we decided that it would be a great idea to bring Chad back for another presentation for those students this fall.”

Cargill is a nationally-recognized ACT Prep presenter and educator who has help students for more than 20 years. He began his work on how to best prepare for the ACT as a high school student himself after initially scoring a 19 on his first attempt at the test.

Refusing to give up hope on scholarship help to Oklahoma State University, he took the test again to improve his score. He would eventually take the test a total of 18 times and reach a high score of 32.

The workshop is for GEAR UP participants only, and interested students should contact their GEAR UP Advisor or high school counselor to sign up for the session.2nd Copy ACT Oct 16-ju17 National Test Dates

The project is also offering payment voucher assistance for GEAR UP participants to take the test again to improve their score or take the test for the first time on Oct. 22 or any of the subsequent 2016-17 ACT National Test Dates. For more information about registering for the test with a GEAR UP payment voucher, SSC GEAR UP students should contact their GEAR UP Advisor to arrange a time to complete the online registration.

Seminole State College GEAR UP is a federally-funded grant project of the United States Department of Education and serves cohort student classes at Asher, Bowlegs, Butner, Davenport, Earlsboro, Holdenville, Konawa, Maud, Paden, Prague, Sasakwa, Seminole, Strother, Varnum and Wetumka Public Schools. The projects offices are located in the David Boren Library on the Seminole State College campus. For more information about SSC GEAR UP, visit the project’s website at