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  • What is the ACT?

    The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in:

    English Mathematics Reading Science

    The ACT Plus Writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 30-minute Writing Test.

    ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the US.

    The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete, including a short break (or just over four hours if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing). Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (plus 30 minutes if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing).

    The ACT is administered on six test dates within the US, US territories, Puerto Rico, and Canada. In other locations, the ACT is administered on five test dates.

    The basic registration fee includes score reports for up to four college choices, if you list valid codes when you register.