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.

2017-2018 Test Dates Registration Deadline
November 11, 2017* September 22, 2017
December 9, 2017 November 3, 2017
April 14, 2018 March 9, 2018
June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018

*Please note: test centers in Hong Kong, Macau, and Jeju Island, Korea have replaced our regularly scheduled October 28 test date with a special session on November 11 to accommodate the Chung Yeung Festival holiday.

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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