What is the ACT?

  • The SAT and American College Testing (ACT) are the two main admissions exams in the United States. Most colleges will accept either, however, you should research to see if your preferred college has a preference. Most students do not need to take both exams.

    The ACT is a national college admissions exam that consists of subject area tests in:

    • English
    • Math
    • Reading
    • Science

    The ACT with writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 40-minute writing test. ACT results are accepted by four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. The exam includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately three hours and 30 minutes to complete (breaks are included). Students will not be penalized for guessing on the ACT. All students
     are eligible to take the ACT, including students in grades 6, 7, 8 and 9 and high school graduates.

ACT Test Fees:

    • ACT: $39.50
    • ACT with writing: $56.50

    Fee waivers are available for eligible students.

    For more information practice tests, test dates, test registration, high school and

    college codes, visit actstudent.org.