The leading college admissions test that measures what you learn in high school to determine your academic readiness for university.
The ACT is an admissions exam used by universities to evaluate undergraduate applicants. All four-year universities in the US, and more than 200 universities outside of the US, accept and value the ACT.
2023 Test Dates
10-11 February, 2023
Register by 13 January
(27 January + late fee)
14-15 April, 2023
Register by 17 March
(31 March + late fee)
9-10 June, 2023
Register by 12 May
(26 May + late fee)
14-15 July, 2023
Register by 16 June
(30 June + late fee)
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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 ability to make decisions to revise and edit short texts and essays in different genres
Your ability to read closely, reason logically about texts using evidence, and integrate information from multiple resources.
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.
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