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American College Test American College Test What, Why, Where, and How Much? Mrs. Banks, ACT Testing Supervisor
WHAT? The American College Test or ACT is a college entrance exam that measures skills in English, Mathematics, Reading and Science Reasoning. It consists of four multiple choice tests with each section scaled from 1-36. The composite score is the average of the four scores.
ACT vs. SAT Achievement vs. Aptitude The ACT is an achievement test. It is meant to test what you have learned in school. The SAT is an aptitude test which tests your reasoning and verbal abilities, not what you've learned in school.
WHY? The most important task of college planning is the college entrance exam. Almost all colleges require a college entrance exam because they measure your ability to understand college-level materials.
WHERE? George Washington Carver High School Brookstone School Chattahoochee Valley Community College
When should I start studying for the ACT? You should take a few months to prepare for the ACT by: Taking a practice test Thoroughly review results of practice test Get a test preparatory book or online tutoring to improve your skills in the weakest area.
How do I register for the ACT? Students, who are planning to take the ACT, can sign up online by creating or logging in to your ACT Web account.
How often should I retest? Per the ACT website: Research shows that of the students who took the ACT more than once: 57% increased their Composite score on the retest 21% had no change in their Composite score on the retest 22% decreased their Composite score on the retest
How much? Test fee per test option ACT (No Writing) $36.50 ACT Plus Writing $52.50 Additional registration fees and services 5th and 6th college choices, add $12.00 each Telephone re-registration, add $14.00 Late registration fee (U.S. or Canada only), add $23.00 Standby testing, add $45.00 International testing (required outside the U.S. or Canada), add $33.00 Test date change, add $22.00 Test center change, add $22.00 Viewing scores and score report online, FREE
ACT Fee Waivers ACT Fee waivers are vouchers used to pay for regular registration of the ACT. In order to receive a fee waiver you must be in the 11 th or 12 th grade, be a U.S. citizen and meet one or more of the indicators of economic need listed on the ACT Fee Waiver form. If you are eligible, you may use a maximum of two separate fee waivers total. The waiver is used once you register, even if you do not test on the requested test date. To take full advantage of the waiver, you must follow through and test on your registered test date. Fee waivers cover only the basic registration fee for your test option, including up to four college choices. Waivers do not cover the late registration fee, test date or test center changes, standby fee, or any other services. You cannot request a fee waiver directly from ACT; you must contact your high school counselor. If you receive an ACT Fee Waiver Form, follow the "Student Directions" on it for your registration method.
ACT Test Dates Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required) September 21, 2013 August 23, 2013 August 24– September 6, 2013 October 26, 2013 September 27, 2013 September 28– October 11, 2013 December 14, 2013November 8, 2013 November 9–22, 2013 February 8, 2014January 10, 2014 January 11–24, 2014 April 12, 2014March 7, 2014March 8–21, 2014 June 14, 2014May 9, 2014May 10–23, 2014