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What is the ACT?

The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science.  ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S.  The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete, including a short break (or just over four hours if you taking the ACT Plus Writing).  Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (plus 30 minutes if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing).

Some colleges require the Writing Test; others do not.  You should decide whether or not to take the Writing Test based on the requirements of the colleges you are applying to or considering.  The College Writing Test Requirements Search Tool can help you determine which colleges require the Writing Test. 

Burrton High School Test Code: 170-445
  -You can check out a copy of "Preparing for the ACT" from Mrs. Elliott.

Register to take the ACT

ACT Registration Deadlines 2020-2021
Test DateRegular DeadlineLate Fee Required
Sept. 12, 13, 14, 2020August 14, 2020August 15-28, 2020
Oct. 10, 17, 24, 25, 2020Sept. 17, 2020Sept. 18- Oct. 25, 2020
Dec.12, 2020Nov. 6, 2020Nov. 7-20, 2020
Feb. 6, 2021Jan. 8, 2021Jan. 9-15, 2021
April 17, 2021March. 28, 2021March 15- 26, 2021
June 12, 2021May 7, 2021May 8-21, 2021
July 17, 2021   June 18, 2021June 19-25, 2021

ACT Information