Testing | ACT
What is the ACT?
The ACT (American College Testing) is a standardized test used for college admissions in the United States. It is a multiple choice, pencil and paper test administered by ACT, Inc.
Testing & Scoring
The ACT is a national college admissions exam that tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science. There is an optional essay section. It is important to know if the college the student is interested in requires the writing portion of the test.
Studying & Registering for the ACT
Plan when you want to take the ACT by going to ACT's website.
Register, by visiting www.act.org and clicking on "Register for the ACT Test U.S."
Check on registration fees or to see if you qualify for a waiver.
- Your ticket
- Photo ID
- Number 2 pencil
Remember to always arrive at least 15 minutes early to the testing location.
Schedule breaks whenever you're studying to avoid burnout.
Create test-like situations while studying by using a timer and taking practice tests.
Read each question and possible responses completely before answering.
If you're not sure of an answer, choose the one you think is the best and move on, and make sure to answer every question. There's no penalty for guessing.
If you finish before time is up, reread the questions and check your answers.
Keep a cool head during the ACT and don't be anxious with the pressure. Just keep moving forward with the test and answer what you can.