The ACT is America's most widely accepted college entrance exam. It assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work.
How many questions are there and how long will the test take?
English:75 questions - 45 minutes
Mathematics:60 questions - 60 minutes
Reading:40 questions - 35 minutes
Science:40 questions - 35 minutes
Writing:1 prompt - 40 minutes
Testing begins after all examinees present by 8:00 a.m. are checked in and seated. A short break is scheduled after the first two tests. For students taking the ACT Plus Writing, a brief break is also scheduled before the Writing Test. Students taking the ACT (No Writing) in standard time rooms are normally dismissed at about 12:15 p.m.; students taking the ACT Plus Writing are normally dismissed at about 1:15 p.m. For more information about what to expect on test day, see test day procedures.
Test fee per test option
ACT (No Writing): $50.50 Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four college choices (if valid codes are provided when you register).
ACT Plus Writing: $67.00 Includes report for you, your high school, and up to four college choices (if valid codes are provided when you register). The 16.00 Writing Test fee is refundable, on written request, if you are absent on test day or switch to the ACT (No Writing) before testing begins.
Signing up online for the ACT is easier and costs the same as using the paper registration form.
ACT Test Dates
Late Fee Required
|September 14, 2019||August 16, 2019||August 17-30, 2019|
|October 26, 2019||September 20, 2019||Sep. 21-Oct. 4, 2019|
|December 14, 2019||November 8, 2019||Nov. 9 - 22, 2019|
|February 8, 2020||January 10, 2020||Jan. 11 - 17, 2020|
|April 4, 2020||February 28, 2020||Feb. 29 - Mar. 13, 2020|
|June 13, 2020||May 8, 2020||May 9 - 22, 2020|
|July 18, 2020||June 19, 2020||Jun. 20 - 26, 2020|
|September 5, 2020||July 31, 2020||Aug. 1 - 14, 2020|
|October 24, 2020||September 18, 2020||Sep. 19 - Oct. 2, 2020|
|December 5, 2020||October 30, 2020||Oct. 31 - Nov. 13, 2020|
|February 6, 2021||January 8, 2021||Jan. 9 - 16, 2021|