What is the ACT?

Posted by Amber White on

By now everyone has heard of the ACT test, but do we truly know what the test consists of?  According to the official ACT test website (Actstudent.org), the ACT is “a national college admissions examination (whose results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S.) that consists of subject area tests in: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science.  There is also an ACT Plus Writing including the four subject areas plus a 30-minute Writing Test.”  The test consists of 215 multiple-choice questions and takes around 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete.  The ACT is administered on six test dates in the U.S.; the next available test date is June 13, 2015 (registration deadline May 8 and late registration is May 9-22 (includes an extra fee)).  This testing time would be for those hoping to boost their scores one last time so that possible additional scholarship and school options can come available.  The basic registration fee ($38 for ACT (no writing) and approximately $55 ACT Plus Writing though special need waivers are available through school counselor contact) does include score reports for up to four schools (additional charge for extra listings) if the student provides the correct school information and codes.  

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