Chad Cargill ACT Prep for GEAR UP Seniors set for Sept. 5

June 22, 2017 – 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. 5 at the college’s Jeff Johnston Fine Arts Center.

Cargill addressed GEAR UP Seniors and Juniors last year to pass on strategies and tips to improve their performance on the ACT. Students often find that even minimal improvements in ACT Test scores can often be the difference in both college admission and the awarding of college 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. “We wanted to make sure that our remaining GEAR UP Seniors would have one more opportunity to get this information of how to maximize their performance on the test.”

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.

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