All About the ACT!

Everything you need to know about registering, prepping for, and taking the ACT exam is on this learnboard! Some fast facts:

The ACT exam is made up of 5 independent tests:

  • English Test
  • Math Test
  • Reading Test
  • Science Test
  • Writing Test (optional)

The ACT is offered 6 times a year: September, October, December, February, April, and June. You can register for your test date online. You can print your admission ticket from the website. Make sure to bring it with you on Test Day!

The score of the ACT exam is based on the number of questions you answer correctly. There is no penalty for guessing! That means you should answer EVERY question! Your raw score for each section of the ACT is converted to a scaled score, which ranges between a 1 and a 36, with 36 being the highest possible score.

Most scores are available for online viewing within 2 ½ weeks after your test date. Your scores are not reported any faster if viewed online.

Learn more fast facts about the ACT, and take a free full-length practice test on this Learnboard!