College Test Prep

Frequently Asked Questions

1.  What is the difference between the SAT® and ACT®?

The SAT® is more of an aptitude test, testing knowledge, skills, and understanding capabilities. It has two components: evidence-based reading and writing, and math with an optional writing exam on test day. Check with your applicable college if the writing essay is required.

The ACT® is an achievement test, measuring what students have learned in school. It includes science and has up to five components: English, math, reading, and science with an optional writing essay on test day. Check with your applicable college if the writing essay is required.

2. When should I start taking SAT® and ACT® exams?

You should start reviewing for the exam within your sophomore year. The State of North Carolina offers the PSAT & ACT® during your junior year free of charge to WCPSS students. By the fall of your senior year, you should have either taken the SAT® or the ACT®.

3. Do you advise that I take the SAT® or the ACT®?

It’s always a good idea to take both the SAT and the ACT. If you can only take one, check your priority college’s admission requirements and see what they recommend.

4. How do I find my class location?

You will receive your class location in an email from EVENTBRITE prior to the first day of class. Please make sure your inbox accepts emails from this server and keep an eye out for all emails concerning your course.

5. What happens if there is bad weather like snow and ice? 

Information about the closing of the college because of inclement weather is announced via Wake Tech Warn, social media, and on local radio and television stations and is posted on Wake Tech’s website. In the event that bad weather occurs after the opening of the college, announcement of the dismissal of classes will come from the administrative officer in charge at that time.

To register to receive Wake Tech Warn emergency alerts, visit For more information about Wake Tech’s inclement weather policy, visit .

6. What do I bring to class?

You need to bring a pen or pencil, highlighter, notebook, calculator, and notecards (optional).

7. Do I buy a book? If so, which book do I buy?

No, you do not need to buy a book as it is purchased as a part of the class registration fee. Your book will be issued to you on the first day of class. If you would like to receive your book sooner, please contact the coordinator.

8. Who do I contact if I’m sick or cannot make it to class?

Contact the Program Coordinator, Courtney Boney, via email [email protected] or phone 919-334-1612 (leave a message).

9. Will there be security?

Yes, security is provided at each location during class time.

10. Are breaks provided?

Yes, students will have a 10 minute break for every 50 minutes of instruction.

11. What if I have to miss a class?

In advance contact the Program Coordinator, Courtney Boney, via email [email protected] or phone 919-334-1612.

12. Do you offer financial assistance?

No, financial assistance is not available.

13. How do I apply to Wake Technical Community College?

You can visit Please be advised that the enrollment process (steps below) takes approximately 3 to 5 days from start to finish and more if transcripts from other colleges must be reviewed.

1) Submitting an application for admission

2) Placement testing

3) Advising and course selection

4) Transcript review

5) Registration

6) Orientation