ACT International Subject Tests

About ACT International Subject Tests

ACT International Subject Tests are end-of-course assessments that rigorously measure students’ understanding of content and practices in each subject. The tests are derived from ACT research. In addition to measuring whether students have mastered ACT course standards, these tests predict success in postsecondary courses. Tests are available in the following subjects: ELA (English 1 and 2), Math (Math 1 and 2), Science (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) and U.S. History.

The ACT International Subject Tests can be used as companion tests with the ACT for MENA college admission.

The ACT is the leading college admissions test used in the U.S. and is comprised of separate tests measuring reading, English, mathematics, and science (as well as an optional writing test). These scores are reported on a 1-36 scale, and there are additional scores which are reported through combining scores from the above tests: STEM (mathematics and science), ELA (English, reading, and writing), and an overall ACT Composite (English, mathematics, reading, and science).

Registration Information

At the link below, you can register for ACT International Subject Tests, print your admission ticket after you have registered for an exam, and download your score report 1 – 8 weeks following test administration.

June Administration:

  • Registration Window 20 June 2022 – 14 July 2022
    *registration for the July administration will not be available after 14 July 2022
  • Test Dates; 22 July 2022 and 23 July 2022
  • Test results available 1 – 8 weeks from test date

Test Dates

Test dates for the 2021 – 2022 year are shown below. Up to two test sessions—morning and afternoon—are available per day, depending on location. 

2021 – 2022 Test Dates



Registration Open




Results Available


20 Sep 2021 14 Oct 2021 22 Oct 2021 Biology, English 1  1 -
8 weeks from test date
23 Oct 2021 Math 1, Physics, Math 2
December 15 Nov 2021 09 Dec 2021 17 Dec 2021 Biology, US History, Chemistry 1 - 8 weeks from test date
18 Dec 2021 Math 1, English 1, English 2
February 17 Jan 2022 10 Feb 2022 18 Feb 2022 Biology, English 1  1 - 8 weeks from test date
19 Feb 2022 Math 1, Chemistry, Math 2
April 07 Mar 2022 31 Mar 2022 08 April 2022 Biology, Physics 1 - 8 weeks from test date
09 April 2022 Math 1, English 1, English 2
May 11 April 2022 05 May 2022 13 May 2022
Biology, English 1 , Math 2 1 - 8 weeks from test date
14 May 2022 Math 1, Chemistry, US History
June 16 May 2022 09 June 2022 17 June 2022 Biology, Chemistry, English 2 1 - 8 weeks from test date
18 June 2022 Math 1, English 1
July 20 June 2022 14 July 2022 22 July 2022 Biology, English 1 , US History 1 - 8 weeks from test date
23 July 2022 Math 1, Physics, Math 2

Selection of Tests

The ACT subject tests offer a wide variety of subjects for you to be tested in. The selection of tests has shown to be the correct amount, with the correct variation to allow you to achieve equivalency and to also compliment your academic CV (Curriculum Vitae).

Ideal Test for You

The nature of this test means that no matter where you are based in the Middle East/North Africa region – there is a test that fulfills your needs, and there will be a subject that you are comfortable with from your high school curriculum.

Aligned to School Curriculum

These tests are designed to be aligned to your high school curriculum. Whether you are studying the national, IB, or US Common Core, you will find a subject test that works for you and rewards you on your excellence in your school year.

Available Regions

Available exclusively in the Middle East and North Africa region.

  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates

Subject Tests Offered


Biology test questions ask students to solve problems and demonstrate understanding of topics including: biochemistry and the cell, genetics and evolution, and animal and plant systems and ecology. Students must demonstrate an understanding of scientific practices by applying knowledge of scientific inquiry and by using mathematics, measurement, and graphical models to solve problems.


Chemistry test questions ask students to solve problems and demonstrate understanding of topics including: states of matter and phase changes, mole concept, chemical formulas, chemical equations, stoichiometry, gas laws, atomic structure, periodicity, chemical bonding, solution properties, Le Chatelier’s principle, basic thermodynamics, and acids and bases. Chemistry test questions ask students to apply proportional reasoning and other mathematical thinking to solve problems.


Physics test questions ask students to solve problems and demonstrate understanding of topics including: forces and motion (e.g., displacement, velocity, acceleration, momentum, force, impulse, Work-Energy theorem, power, work), fundamental forces (e.g., Newton’s law of gravitation, Coulomb’s law, magnetism, Ohm’s law, circuits), and waves and periodic motion (e.g., wave speed, frequency, wavelength, wave types, simple harmonic motion, Doppler effect, optics). Physics test questions ask students to apply proportional reasoning, graphical models, and other mathematical thinking to solve problems.

Mathematics 1

Students can affirm the algebra and geometry skills typically developed through the first years of secondary school. These skills include solving equations, drawing conclusions from data, finding areas and volumes, and making judgments about proofs. Calculators are encouraged, and a reference sheet provides common formulas.

Mathematics 2

Students can affirm their advanced algebra and precalculus skills. These skills include understanding complex numbers, modeling with vectors and matrices, applying advanced functions, finding limits, fitting a normal distribution, and interpreting graphs in the polar coordinate plane. Calculators are encouraged, and a reference sheet provides common formulas.

U.S. History

The U.S. History test covers a detailed overview of United States history, from the country’s beginnings to the post–World War II era. Test questions ask student to show knowledge and insight into the forging of the new nation, the sectional conflicts that nearly tore it apart, and the Civil War and Reconstruction. Students need to know about nineteenth-century industrialization and urbanization, the growth of the West and the “New South,” and political efforts to reform capitalism. Students will also analyze the effects of the Great Depression and the New Deal, the Cold War and the United States’ role as a world power, and more recent challenges such as movements for equality, environmental issues, and global terrorism. Students should be able to investigate and interpret past events, and apply knowledge to real-world situations.

English 1 and 2

English 1 and 2 assess students’ knowledge, skills, and abilities as readers and writers. Questions use a diverse collection of authentic, high-quality texts that have been taught in successful classrooms across the United States, including drama, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry texts, as well as film scripts. The English tests also assess knowledge and skills required to write effectively in high school and college.

Student Resources


Extended Time

You can receive extra time on the ACT International Subject Tests if you have a disability, and receive extra time at school. First, you must register for the June test by creating or logging into your AIST account. Next, your school must request extra time for you using the Test Accessibility and Accommodations (TAA) system. Talk to your school counselor if you want them to ask for extra time for you.

ACT will review the request and then it will be approved or denied. If the request is not approved, you cannot have extra time on the test.

The deadline to submit an application and all supporting documentation is July 7. If your school needs help to submit the application or documents, they should contact ACT Customer Care at or +1 319-337-1993.

Contact Info

If you have questions, you may also contact us via:

Phone: 319.337.1993