ACT –American College Testing

What is ACT :

  • ACT is a standardized test used for college admissions in the United States
  • It is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test administered by ACT
  • ACT is to measure a high school student's readiness for college, and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants

Who should take the test:

  • Most colleges want to see how you did on the ACT or SAT, students who are good at Science should take the ACT as the Sat has no all-out science section
  • The ACT permits calculators throughout the Math test, students who rely a lot on calculators should the ACT
  • Any high schooler going to school in certain states will be required to take some form of the ACT, either with or without writing

When should they take it :

  • Most high school students take the ACT, SAT, or both during the spring of their junior year or fall of their senior year.
  • It's important to leave time to re-take the test if you need to raise your score before you apply to college.
  • The ACT exam is offered nationally every year in September, October, December, February, April, June, and July