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ACT Prep

The ACT

The ACT is a college admissions test that consists of english, math, reading, science, and an optional writing section. There is a fee to take the ACT, but you can obtain a fee waiver from your high school counselor.

The 2016 - 2017 ACT Test Dates are:

Remember that you need to register for the ACT test about a month before the test date, otherwise you will have to pay a late registration fee.

It is important to prepare before taking the ACT. There are many free ACT Test Prep resources available:

The ACT may not be required for admission at all colleges and universities, but it is needed for admission to certain honors programs and for scholarships. College and university merit-based scholarships can be awarded automatically based on your GPA and ACT score. Private scholarships also consider your ACT score as part of your application.