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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 the School Counselor.

Register to take the ACT

ACT Registration Deadlines 2015-2016
Test DateRegular DeadlineLate Fee Required
Sept. 9, 2017August 4, 2017August 5-18, 2017
Oct. 28, 2017Sept. 22, 2017Sept. 23- Oct. 6, 2017
Dec.9, 2017Nov. 3, 2017Nov. 4-17, 2017
Feb. 10, 2018Jan. 12, 2018Jan. 13-19, 2018
April 14, 2018March 9, 2018March 10-23, 2018
June 9, 2018May 4, 2018May 5-18, 2018

ACT Information