My baby is GRADUATING! No big deal, everyday occurrence for some of yall, but this is only the 2nd person in my family in about 3 generations or more who ever graduated from high school.... and i didn't think we would get here. I was preparing and offering him alternatives like Job Corps because I wasn't sure if he was gonna graduate. He's actually the 2nd first person to graduate because even tho my brother did graduate, he did nothing with that education whatsoever and could barely count change. Anyways, I started 3 different colleges and never took an ACT or SAT. I don't prefer these test and avoided them at all cost and I'm glad I never took them. I never been to a University, so maybe that's why I never had to take them. My son has decided on vocational school or community college, but they gave him ACT papers to fill out and register to take the ACT. Is this necessary? I know he can get grants, loans, and scholarships without these test. I don't want him to take them. What is the ACT for and should I at least consider filling them out or what? If he doesn't have to and he can maneuver his way through college, vocational school, and life then I am not going to encourage him to take these test. The only thing I ever had to take was a placement exam and that was for only one school.