Register by Nov. 7 for next ACT test College-bound high school students who want to take the ACT test for college admissions have two chances to register before the Dec. 13 national test date. The postmark registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 7. There is also a late registration postmark deadline on Nov. 20 (an additional fee is required for late regitration). Students can get information from their high school counselor or register online at www.act.org.
ACT scores are accepted by virtually all colleges in the nation, including all Ivy League schools. The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement test, not an aptitude test. There are four sections, covering English, reading, math, and science. The tests cover material that students study in high school.
ACT scores are considered by colleges for admissions and course placement, along with several other important factors including high school GPA, college prep courses taken in high school, extracurricular activities, personal background and other information. The test fee is $26 ($29 in Florida).
To learn more about the ACT Assessment, including registration forms, and test locations, contact your high school counselor or go to the ACT Web site (www.act.org), which also offers helpful information including test-prep advice, sample tests and a free financial aid needs calculator.