The ACT Test

The ACT Test is a renowned US College Admission Test to measure knowledge acquired from high school and college readiness. The test is offered to both US Nationals and Non-US Nationals. You will be tested in following skill areas:
  • English: 45 minutes,
  • Math: 60 minutes,
  • Reading: 35 minutes,
  • Science: 35 minutes,
  • Optional writing test: 40 minutes.
Total: 3 hours and 35 minutes (excluding breaks)

In the United States and Canada ACT is administered seven times in a year, while for candidates at locations other than US and Canada test is available 6 times over a year. The ACT Foundation is administering authority for the test. 

The main four sections of ACT i.e. English, Math, Reading and Science are individually scored on a scale of 1–36, and a composite score (the rounded whole number average of the four sections) is provided. Test takers are expected to be proficient in English.

ACT Administration Fee

ACT has five sections of which four sections are compulsory while writing section is completely optional. Following given fee details
  • The ACT (no writing): $50.50
  • The ACT with writing: $67.00
  • Test option change: $16.50- The writing test fee is refundable on written request if you are absent on test day or switch to ACT (no writing) before testing begins.
Additional Fees
  • Add to your test fee (except for Test Center Change).
  • Late registration national test date: $30.00
  • Standby testing: $53.00    Refunded if you are denied admission to the test center on test day or registration was cancelled due to no photo provided.
  • Test date change: $30.00
  • Test center change: $30.00-For the same test date.
  • Score reports to 5th and 6th college choices: $13.00    Request online before the test date. Refundable on written request if you do not test.
  • Additional Score Reports: $13.00-You can request additional score reports online or by providing an additional score report form.
  • Test Information Release: $20.00-You can request a copy of your test questions and answers.
  • Telephone re-registration: $15.00    
Fee Waiver: ACT Test Fee Waiver is available to needy and eligible students.

ACT Test Dates 2018-19 (National)

The ACT is scheduled on following dates in the year 2019

Test Date: 8 September 2018**
  • Registration Deadline: 12 August 2018
  • Late Fee Required: 13-26 August 2018
Test Date: 27 October 2018
  • Registration Deadline: 28 September 2018
  • Late Fee Required: 29 September – 14 October 2018
Test Date: 8 December 2018
  • Registration Deadline: 2 November 2018
  • Late Fee Required: 3-19 November 2018
Test Date: 9 February 2019
  • Registration Deadline: 11 January 2019
  • Late Fee Required: 12-18 January 2019
Test Date: 13 April 2019
  • Registration Deadline: 8 March 2019
  • Late Fee Required: 9-25 March 2019
Test Date: 8 June 2019
  • Registration Deadline: 3 May 2019
  • Late Fee Required: 4-20 May 2019
Test Date: 8 June 2019
  • Registration Deadline: 3 May 2019
  • Late Fee Required: 4-20 May 2019
Test Date: 13 July 2019*
  • Registration Deadline: 14 June 2019
  • Late Fee Required: 15-24 June 2019
*ACT July Test is not available in California or New York
** See Non-Saturday Testing http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration/non-saturday-testing.html

ACT Test Dates 2019-20 (National)

Following given ACT Test Dates for 2019-20)
  • September 14, 2019
  • October 26, 2019
  • December 14, 2019
  • February 8, 2020
  • April 4, 2020
  • June 13, 2020
  • July 18, 2020

ACT Test Sites

ACT Test on National Test Dates is available across Unided States and Puerto Rico.

ACT Registration

Planning to take ACT Test? Test is offered 7 times in a year. Schedule your test date and register. You are advised to register early for a test date so as to save money and avoid late fees. Fees waiver is also available to deserving candidates.

The ACT Scholarship

The ACT Test Takers who appear on the US Testing dates are eligible to apply and win ACT Scholarship. You have a great chance to win to Win a $40,000 Scholarship $5,000 Tech Package in the ACT Scholarship Giveaway. Eligible sophomores and juniors check detailed eligibility guidelines for ACT Scholarship Giveaway

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