ACT has officially launched registration for the first International computer-based testing (CBT) experience with the ACT test, using the new MyACT registration application. For more information on CBT click here.

Watch the videos below for step-by-step instructions on creating a MyACT account and registering for the ACT test.

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At MyACT, you can:
  • Choose a test session
  • Find a test center closest to you
  • Opt in to connect with universities and scholarship organizations
  • Fill out an interest inventory to help with university and career planning

Registration deadline: 10 August 2018
Late registration deadline (includes fees): 31 August 2018

Remember: Starting with the September date, all test centers outside the US and US territories will deliver the ACT test on computers. This means quicker test results and more testing opportunities for students.

What is the ACT?

The ACT is an achievement assessment used to evaluate undergraduate applicants by universities: all of the four-year universities in the United States, and more than 225 universities outside of the US-including the highly selective Ivy League schools in the United States and many of the prestigious Russell Group universities in the United Kingdom.

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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What's on the ACT?

When students take the ACT, they answer multiple-choice questions in English, math, reading, and science. There are four sections to the test and each section is completed in a set time period. ACT English Test (75 items, 45 minutes)

  • ACT Mathematics Test (60 items, 60 minutes)
  • ACT Reading Test (40 items, 35 minutes)
  • ACT Science Test (40 items, 35 minutes)
  • ACT Writing Test (Optional) (1 prompt, 40 minutes)

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

We offer the ACT at test centers in 140 countries around the world.

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

2018-2019 Test Dates Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
June 9, 2018 May 8, 2018 June 1, 2018
September 7-8, 2018 August 10, 2018 August 11-31, 2018
October 26-27, 2018 September 28, 2018 Sep 29-Oct 19, 2018
December 7-8, 2018 November 2, 2018 November 3-30, 2018
February 8-9, 2019 January 11, 2019 Jan 12-Feb 1, 2019
April 12-13, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 9-April 5, 2019
June 7-8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 4-31, 2019

How do I register?

Registering for the ACT test takes about 30 minutes and requires a credit card, voucher, or fee waiver; a valid email address; and a list of grades and courses you have taken.


Infographic: How to register and access scores


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