The ACT Test

United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories.

Includes Canada & overseas U.S. military bases.

Everything you need to know about registering for the ACT, important dates, test prep, what to expect on test day, your scores, and much more!

Enter for Your Chance to Win a $40,000 Scholarship + $5,000 Tech Package in the ACT Scholarship Giveaway!*

US National Test Dates Eligible Only

Eligible sophomores and juniors who register for the AprilJune, or July 2019 US national test dates may enter. During registration, check YES to opt-in to the ACT Scholarship Giveaway for your chance to win. It’s just that easy! You may also enter by mail.* See Official Rules for eligibility requirements and entry instructions.

*NO PURCHASE OR ACT TEST REGISTRATION NECESSARY. Sweepstakes subject to complete Official Rules.

You're More Than a Score. We're More Than a Test.

It's true. We're known for the ACT® test, but there are many more ways that our solutions can help on the path to college and career readiness.

What's New at ACT

Making a difference for underrepresented students.

A comprehensive platform for employers to validate workplace skills.

The workforce solution for comprehensive and reliable Essential Skills assessment.

A new suite of ACT Test preparation products provided by ACT and Kaplan.


A student success tool that identifies knowledge and skill gaps in math and English.

Provides free, personalized resources for students that are unique to their learning gaps.

Awards qualified candidates as ACT Certified Educators.

The top 8 reasons to choose the ACT over the SAT.

New ACT Research Report

2017 Beating the Odds Roadtrip: Report of Findings

This report describes findings and insights from the 2017 Beating the Odds Roadtrip, an opportunity for underserved students to meet and interview inspiring leaders across the US who overcame challenges and defined their own paths to success.

Opportunity and Achievement for All

ACT Center for Equity in Learning

The ACT Center for Equity in Learning (CEL) supports research that focuses on closing gaps in equity and achievement.Our goal is to produce actionable evidence to guide thought leadership, and inform changes in policy and practice, that will lead to improved learning and achievement.

Research, Development, and Business Innovation


Comprised of leaders working on innovative solutions that advance individuals throughout their lifetime, the ACTNext™ research team focuses on four key areas:

  • Computational Psychometrics
  • Learning Experiences
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Multi-modal analytics
  • Innovative Assessments