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.
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.
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.
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.
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.