The ACT is a standardized test designed to measure high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. The questions on the ACT test the core subjects that students typically study through their third year of high school (English, reading, mathematics, and science). The test is accepted by all U.S. colleges and universities.
The ACT consists of four individual multiple-choice tests:
The ACT Plus Writing also features an optional 30-minute Writing Test.
Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (3 hours and 25 minutes with the optional Writing Test) but students should be prepared to spend between 4 and 5 hours in the testing facility, including administration instructions and breaks
|ACT Test Dates & Deadlines|
|ACT Test Date||Registration Deadline||ACT Scores Available|
|September 10, 2016||Aug. 5, 2016||Sept. 20, 2016|
|October 22, 2016||Sept. 16, 2016||Nov. 8, 2016|
|December 10, 2016||Nov. 4, 2016||Dec. 20, 2016|
|February 11, 2017||Jan. 13, 2017||Feb. 22, 2017|
|April 8, 2017||Mar. 3, 2017||Apr. 18, 2017|
|June 10, 2017||May 5, 2017||Jun. 20, 2017|
What to bring on test day
To gain admission on test day the students must present:
1). Their admission ticket
2.) Acceptable ID (name must match the name on the admission ticket)
School photo ID
Don’t forget your calculator. The test center will not be able to provide a calculator on the day of testing. Check the calculator rules to assure you have an acceptable calculator.
Pencils – regular number 2 pencils. Do not bring mechanical pencils. Mechanical pencils can run the risk of not being read by the scoring machines.