The leading US college admissions test that measures what you learn in high school to determine your academic readiness for college.
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Preparing for the Test
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The ACT Test Overview
The ACT® contains multiple-choice tests in four areas: English, mathematics, reading and science. ACT's writing test is optional and will not affect your composite score.
Your understanding of English, production of writing and knowledge of language skills.
The mathematical skills you have typically acquired in courses up to the beginning of grade 12.
Reading comprehension commonly encountered in first-year college curricula.
The interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning and problem-solving skills required in biology, chemistry, Earth/space sciences and physics.
The optional writing section measures writing skills taught in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition courses.
Test Day Checklist
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View and Send Your Score
You can have your ACT scores sent to other colleges and scholarship agencies even after you test.
When is Your Score Ready?
Learn more about when scores are ready, some within two weeks.
The new PreACT™ helps students practice for the ACT® test experience and empowers them with valuable data and insights.
ACT Profile is a free, mobile resource to help you learn more about yourself and the college and career paths you want to explore.
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Where will you take the ACT Test?
The test is the same everywhere, but instructions for registration, test day, and score access vary by country.
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