The ACT Test: Non-US Students

ACT Superscoring is Now Available!

ACT will now provide an automatically calculated ACT Superscore to all students who have taken the ACT more than once from September 2016 to current day. Log in to MyACT to view and send scores.

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.

Test Dates

11 & 12 September 2020
Register by 4 September 2020
(Late fees waived)

9 & 10 October 2020
Register 2 October 2020
(Late fees waived)

16 & 17 April 2021
Register by 26 March 2021
(9 April + late fee)

11 & 12 June 2021
Register by 21 May 2021
(4 June + late fee)

16 & 17 July 2021
Register by 25 June 2021
(9 July + late fee)

ACT Academy: Because Practice Makes Possible

Absolutely free, personalized practice for the ACT

ACT Academy™ is a free online learning tool and test practice program designed to help you get the best score possible on the ACT test, and well on your way to college and career success. Learn more about ACT Academy.

Premium Test Prep Resources

ACT Test Prep

ACT Prep Subject Guides

Practice questions, detailed explanations, and test-taking strategies for each subject

ACT Beginner’s Guide

A step-by-step beginner’s guide to new ACT options and for ACT test success.

ACT Prep Guide

Official test prep book from the makers of the ACT test.

Coming September 2020 - Report Your ACT Superscore!

Beginning with the September 2020 international test date, you will have access to ACT Superscoring: the process of averaging your four best individual subject scores from all ACT test attempts to find a new score.

Receive the latest news about the ACT, including registration reminders and other helpful information to prepare for college and career success.

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.

The ACT-English-45 Minutes-75 Questions


Your understanding of English, production of writing and knowledge of language skills.

The ACT - Math - 60 Minutes - 60 Questions


The mathematical skills you have typically acquired in courses up to the beginning of grade 12.

The ACT-Reading-35 Minutes-40 Questions


Reading comprehension commonly encountered in first-year college curricula.

The ACT-Science-35 Minutes-40 Questions


The interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning and problem-solving skills required in biology, chemistry, Earth/space sciences and physics.

The ACT-Writing-40 Minutes-1 Prompt


The optional writing section measures writing skills taught in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition courses.

Test Day Checklist

Keep calm and know what to expect on test day. Understand what is expected, acceptable, and prohibited.

Have questions? Visit our FAQ page, call 319-337-1270, complete this general ACT Test Contact Form, or view more contact forms for specific concerns.