William Carey University offers 8th
annual ACT Prep Camp!

We are happy to offer our 8th annual ACT Prep Camp in a face to face format this year. We are very excited to have your students back on our campus. With an average increase in score of over 2.5 points (some as much as 8 points), we are excited about how this camp is helping students in our area grow and have college choices they may not have thought were within reach.

Tradition Campus: July 11-14, 2022

The camp is typically all day on the first three days and half day on day 4. A precise schedule will go out to parents once seats are assigned.

Who qualifies?

Mississippi High School students attending with Sophomore or Junior status in the current school year (2021-2022), who have attempted the ACT within the last two years and have not yet scored a composite of 21 or above. A copy of your ACT scores must be submitted with your application.

Students must agree to policies of camp including appropriate conduct, appropriate clothing, and respectful use of language.

Appropriate dress code is:

  • Any shorts worn must come to at least mid-thigh in length and be visible below your t-shirt, jacket, etc.
  • Shorts and pants must be worn at the waist and remain there without manual adjustment. (use a belt if necessary)
  • Shirts must cover all midsection and be cut high enough at the top to eliminate cleavage exposure.
  • T-shirts cannot have any inappropriate graphics or language (Remember that this is a Christian University.  If you wouldn’t wear it in front of Jesus, don’t wear it here)
  • No flip flops

Cellphone policy:

Limited cellphone use is permitted during breaks only.  Some instructors use phones for Kahoot and other quiz conduction in classes.  Otherwise, phone use is prohibited in the classroom. 

Students who do not find the dress code or cellphone policy acceptable should consider other options.  Students who are accepted and break policy will be sent home without a refund of fees.

Criteria considered on each application:

  • Rising Junior/Senior High School status
  • WCU program acceptance status
  • Commitment/school absences/conduct
  • High School GPA
  • Prior ACT scores
  • Teacher Academy membership
  • Seating availability

What is included at camp?

  • Test taking strategy sessions
  • Small group instruction (4 subject areas and test strategies)
  • Study materials and Prep Book
  • Meals and snacks
  • College scholarship information
  • Professional education information

What is the cost of camp?

The cost of camp is $50.00 per student.  This fee will be due AFTER you receive a seat offer from WCU and you accept that offer.  At that point you will receive a payment deadline and a medical release form to be notarized and submitted with payment.

Tradition applicants: Once you receive a seat offer, you must commit to register by June 17, 2022 for the July 16, 2022 National ACT exam at a location of your choice.

Scores must be reported to WCU regardless of whether you intend to apply to WCU as a student. Scores will be utilized in measuring improvement among all participants, showing the effectiveness of this camp.  Students should see their guidance counselor at school concerning a fee waiver for the ACT exam if they feel they qualify.

How do I apply for a seat at camp?

Click the application link found on this page. Print it and have all parties complete their part. For high school students, this includes parent, principal OR counselor, and student signatures. Return it via either method listed below.

Click here to download application

Personal Delivery:

Hand delivered applications must be received by 4:00pm on Friday, June 3, 2022 at either campus listed below.

Hattiesburg Campus
School of Education
Fairchild Hall Room 107B
710 William Carey Parkway
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Tradition Campus
School of Education
Building A, Room 204
19640 Highway 67
Biloxi, MS 39532

US Postal Service:

If you cannot hand deliver, your application must be post marked by June 3, 2022 for consideration. Envelopes post marked after June 3, 2022 are not opened. No faxed or emailed applications are accepted.

Mail to:

William Carey University

School of Education, Box 3

710 William Carey Parkway

Hattiesburg, MS 39401



For more information, contact:

Tina Bond         601-318-6091       tbond@wmcarey.edu

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