What is the ACT?

The ACT is an achievement assessment used by universities to evaluate undergraduate applicants. All of the four-year universities and the highly selective Ivy League schools in the United States use ACT scores as a measure for admission, as well as more than 225 universities outside of the US – including many of the prestigious Russell Group universities in the United Kingdom.

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Where do I take the ACT and when should I register?

We offer the ACT at test centers near you.

We recommend you register for the test as soon as you decide which test date works best for you and your family.

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2017-2018 Test Dates Standby Registration Deadline
June 9, 2018 June 1, 2018

Why should I take the ACT?

  • The ACT is the only university admissions test from the United States that measures science and higher-level math skills-an advantage for students studying in these fields.
  • More US high school graduates take the ACT test, than any other university admissions test.
  • ACT scores can be used for many scholarship applications.

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