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ACT (American College Test)  

The ACT is America's most widely accepted college entrance exam. It assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work.

How many questions are there and how long will the test take?

English: 75 questions - 45 minutes
Mathematics: 60 questions - 60 minutes
Reading: 40 questions - 35 minutes
Science: 40 questions - 35 minutes
Total: 215 questions
Writing: 1 prompt - 40 minutes

Testing begins after all examinees present by 8:00 a.m. are checked in and seated. A short break is scheduled after the first two tests. For students taking the ACT Plus Writing, a brief break is also scheduled before the Writing Test. Students taking the ACT (No Writing) in standard time rooms are normally dismissed at about 12:15 p.m.; students taking the ACT Plus Writing are normally dismissed at about 1:15 p.m. For more information about what to expect on test day, see test day procedures.

Test fee per test option

ACT (No Writing):  $46.00 Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four college choices (if valid codes are provided when you register).

ACT Plus Writing:  $62.50 Includes report for you, your high school, and up to four college choices (if valid codes are provided when you register).  The 16.00 Writing Test fee is refundable, on written request, if you are absent on test day or switch to the ACT (No Writing) before testing begins.

Signing up online for the ACT is easier and costs the same as using the paper registration form.

ACT Test Dates
Test Date
Registration Deadline
(Late Fee Required)
October 28, 2017     
September 22, 2017    
October 6, 2017     
December 9, 2017     
November 3, 2017    
November 17, 2017    
February 10, 2018     
January 12, 2018     
January 19, 2018     
April 14, 2018    
March 9, 2018    
March 23, 2018    
June 9, 2018     
May 4, 2018    
May 18, 2018     
July 14, 2018     
June 15, 2018     
June 22, 2018     

 

Go to our What to Bring page to learn more about what you can and cannot bring into the testing room.

 

Related Links

http://www.testprepreview.com

http://www.exam2jobs.com/act-test.html 

http://exampedia.org/wiki/High_School_Tests

http://www.chegg.com/test-prep/tips-and-tricks/act/act-general/top-50-strategies-for-act-test-day

 

 

 




    
    
The Testing Center is located in the Student Services Building on the NTCC campus.
For More Information Contact:
Elayne Peters
Director of Testing
903-434-8272


Jamille Kelly
Testing Center Clerk
903-434-8273



 
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