ACT’s DISCOVER Program Now Available to Homeschooled Students


Date: April 11, 2008

CONTACT: Ed Colby, ACT Media Relations

Phone: (319) 337-1147; E-mail:

ACT’s DISCOVER Program Now Available to Homeschooled Students

IOWA CITY, Iowa–DISCOVER, ACT’s comprehensive online career planning

system, is now available for purchase by homeschooled students. Previously,

subscriptions to the program could be purchased only on a group basis by

institutions such as schools, businesses and agencies to be used by their

students or clients.

“This change will allow homeschoolers to have access to the same

high-quality, easy-to-use and affordable career planning system used by

schools and other institutions,” said David Alumbaugh, assistant vice

president for ACT.

The cost for individual use of DISCOVER is $19.95 for a three-month

subscription or $24.95 for a six-month subscription. A subscriber has

unlimited use of all of DISCOVER’s various levels of service during the

subscription period. Individuals may subscribe to DISCOVER online at

DISCOVER is used annually by more than a million individuals. The

system provides guidance and information to help students plan for their

future based on their own personal interests, strengths and values. The

program offers three different assessments, access to job-seeking tips and

information, and searchable databases of careers, college majors, schools,

financial aid/scholarships and military options. DISCOVER features ACT’s

exclusive World of Work Map, which shows students the types of careers and

occupations that match their own interests and strengths.

School districts, colleges, employment agencies, and other

institutions have been using DISCOVER to help their constituents plan for

the future for more than 20 years.


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