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Just Added: March ACT Test Date!

ACT has announced a 2 March ACT test date at test centers in the following regions: China Vietnam Hong Kong Taiwan South Korea The registration deadline is 1 February. Seating is limited, so be sure to register now to claim your spot!

How Students Can Make the Most of End-of-Term Break

End-of-term break gives you a well-earned respite from the classroom. But getting a break from school doesn’t mean you can’t use the time wisely. It can give you time to put things in order before taking the leap to university, get advice and help from family and friends, and even keep your brain active before returning to school. Challenge yourself to tackle the following tasks during break: Complete university applications (Grade 12). You can finalize your university choices and complete applications in time for regular submission deadlines, most of which are in January and February. Dig into that college essay (Grade 12). It’s an important part of the college application process and requires a lot of thought and planning, so why not spend time away from the classroom to write a draft or...

December ACT test: Your last chance to take the ACT before US application deadlines!

Are you planning on studying in the United States? Most US universities’ application deadlines occur in January and February. Taking the ACT in December is a great opportunity to share your ACT scores during the university application process. The 7-8 December ACT test dates will be your last chance to get these scores before application deadlines! Have you registered yet? There is still time to sign up! The late registration deadline is Friday, 30 November. Don’t wait until it’s too late! Remember: You can choose to take the ACT on Friday, 7 December or Saturday, 8 December, in the morning or the afternoon, depending on test center availability. Also: The ACT test is accepted by all US universities and more than 200 international universities. The ACT test leads to schol...

Infographic: How to request accommodations on the ACT test

ACT is committed to serving examinees with documented disabilities by providing reasonable accommodations appropriate to the examinee’s diagnosis and needs. ACT has established policies regarding documentation of an examinee’s disability. To assist international students who currently receive accommodations in school due to a professionally diagnosed and documented disability, see this checklist to guide you through the process of requesting test accommodations on the ACT® test.

Infographic: How to register for the ACT and access your score reports (including previous ACT scores)

If you want to take the ACT test ACT® test during the 7-8 December test dates or beyond, the first step you will take is to register for the test. You can use MyACT.org to register for the test, find a test center, select a test session (Friday or Saturday in the morning or the afternoon, depending on availability), request accommodations, and request additional score reports. Once you have taken the test, you can also use MyACT.org to access your test scores. However, if you are interested in the results of ACT tests you took prior to September 2018, when the computer-based ACT test was first offered, you will need to use a different route to access your scores. You can find a link to those score reports by searching your email. We have created an infographic to help you register and acce...

UPDATED: How do I find my ACT test center?

Are you registered for the ACT test but unsure of how to find your test center? No problem! There are two ways to find your test center’s address. Option 1: Sign in to your ACT account. Go to myact.org and sign in. If you have registered for a non-US ACT test but have not yet taken it, you will see your test center address on your dashboard (click here to see screenshot).   Option 2: Check your email.  The confirmation email you received will have the test center address (click here to see screenshot).   If you need more information before test day, contact ACT Customer Care at act-reg@act.org.

What students are saying about computer-based testing

Students around the world participated in the first computer-based ACT® test in September. ACT has received plenty of feedback, and fortunately, students found a lot to like about the new format. Here are some student reactions, as taken from a recent ACT survey: Getting scores quicker! Saves time not having to bubble answer sheets Easier to type essays than to handwrite Liked the answer eliminator tool Liked having my own on-screen timer Liked that the passage and items were all on the same screen for the reading test—no flipping back and forth Liked the highlighting in the English and reading passages that pointed students to the relevant section of text to answer the question Liked the ability to flag items and return to them Students also want to see improvements in the process. Some s...

ACT Test Accommodations: What Remains and What’s Changing

Some educators, parents, and students have shared concerns about how the switch to computer-based ACT® testing (CBT) at non-US test centers will affect students who request test accommodations. Here are some things to keep in mind. What’s remaining the same ACT will continue to provide accommodations for students who qualify. Students will continue to work with school officials to request accommodations from ACT. Students will still take the ACT at test centers unless requested accommodations require Special Testing at their home school. Paper testing is still available for students who require accommodations not available on the computer-based test. What’s changing Students who qualify for extended testing time now can receive that accommodation on each section of the test—a 50% time exte...

New Tables Compare ACT to SAT Scores

ACT and the College Board have released new concordance tables that allow users to compare scores from the new SAT test (redesigned in 2016) and the ACT test. The 2018 ACT/SAT concordance tables, derived from a joint comprehensive research study conducted by the two organizations over the past nine months, are based on scores of nearly 600,000 graduating seniors in the class of 2017 who took both tests. ACT and the College Board, with engagement from the NCAA technical committee, periodically produce concordance tables to assist in comparing scores of students who may complete different tests. The ACT and the SAT measure similar but not identical content and skills, and they employ different score scales. The ACT Composite score is based on a scale of 1 to 36, while the SAT Total score ran...

What Is NOT Changing About the ACT® Test

Moving the ACT university admissions test to computer format means more testing opportunities and much faster ACT scores (delivered in days instead of weeks), giving you more time to plan your path to university. But keep this in mind: there is also a lot that’s NOT changing on the ACT test. This is good news for all students, but especially students who have already either taken the ACT test and wish to take it again, or those who have begun preparation. In short, the only big thing that’s changing is the delivery of the test. That’s it—instead of filling in ovals on paper score sheets using a No. 2 pencil, you will take the ACT test on a computer. So, if you have been preparing to take the test for a long time only to hear about changes coming, you can breathe easy. Your preparation is g...