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ACT FAQs

1. What is the ACT?

The ACT is a standardized test admissions officers at colleges and universities use to compare applicants.

2. When are the next test dates for the ACT?

February 10, 2018
April 14, 2018
June 9, 2018
July 14, 2018

3. How long is the ACT?

3 hours if you are not doing the essay section, which is optional.

3 hours 40 minutes if doing the essay section.

4. What subjects are on the ACT?

English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing

5. How is the ACT scored?

Each section of the test, English, Math, Reading and Science, is out of 36. However, the composite score, which is the average of these four sections, is what colleges is looking at. For example, if you scored 31 on the English, 30 on the Math, 29 on the Reading and 30 on the Science, your composite ACT score would be 30.

6. If I do badly on the ACT, can I cancel my scores.

No, you cannot cancel your scores but if you take it more than once you can then choose which test scores to send to the colleges you are applying to.

7. How do I register for the ACT?

You have to register approximately 5 weeks before for the test. You can call ACT, Inc. at 319–337–1270 or you register online at http://www.act.org

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