ACT test time just around the corner |

ACT test time just around the corner

The next ACT Assessment will be administered Sept. 22. College-bound high school students must register for the college admissions and placement exam by Aug. 17 – the deadline for having registrations postmarked. There is a late registration postmark deadline of Aug. 31, but an extra fee is charged for late registrations.

ACT scores are accepted by virtually all U.S. colleges and universities, including all Ivy League schools. The ACT is not an aptitude test, it is an academic achievement test that measures students on what they learned in high school. Because it is curriculum-based colleges use ACT scores for more than admissions decisions. They use scores to place freshmen into classes that the students are academically prepared to handle. For admissions decisions colleges use ACT scores along with a student’s high school grade point average, college prep courses taken, extracurricular activities and other information. The test fee is $24 ($27 in Florida.)

Students can register for the ACT by getting information from their high school counselor or online at ACT’s Web site The Web site also has helpful information, sample tests and the opportunity to order test prep materials including an interactive CD-ROM, ACTive Prep, which contains actual, timed tests and helps students build a study plan.

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