Preparing for the ACT

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ACT intensive prep workshop available for central/north central Ohio area students

To help students achieve higher ACT scores, the I CAN Center of Excellence, a regional non-profit college access organization, is conducting a six hour workshop on Saturday, December 1st, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., (1 hour for lunch) on the campus of The Ohio State University at Marion and Marion Technical College, 1465 Mount Vernon Avenue, Marion, in Morrill Hall, Room 160. 

The workshop will help better prepare high school juniors and seniors who are preparing to take their college entrance exam. As students achieve higher ACT scores, they can expect to receive higher financial aid packages from colleges where they apply and also improve their opportunities for being accepted by their first-choice colleges.

Total cost to attend the six hour workshop is $75 in advance or $85 at the door. 

Instructing the ACT programs for the I CAN Center of Excellence is Michael Short.  Short is a Master Tutor in a number of subjects including the ACT and SAT.  He scores in the 99th percentile on these tests. He is currently employed at the University of Louisville as a college coach for a new college access program, GO College--Louisville. He has worked in higher education since graduating from Campbellsville University in 1980.  Short was employed by The Ohio State University at Marion between 2001 and 2011. During his tenure at Ohio State Marion, he was instrumental in expanding Marion’s local college access network I CAN Go to College into the current regional college access program the I CAN Center of Excellence.

Applications for the workshop are available through high school guidance counselors or online at Those who have yet to register should send the registration fee along with their name, address, phone number and e-mail address to: The I CAN Center of Excellence, 1465 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302, or call 740-725-6174 for more information.  

The I CAN Center of Excellence is a regional college access network that serves, Crawford, Delaware, Hardin, Marion, Morrow, Union, and Wyandot Counties.