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Solutions for College and Career Readiness

ACT promotes innovative education and workforce solutions to help individuals achieve education and career success.

The late deadline for the December 9, 2017 National ACT test has been extended to November 26. Late fee applies. Register now!

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The ACT® test is the nation’s most popular college entrance exam accepted and valued by all universities and colleges in the United States. The ACT is based on what students learn in high school and provides personalized information about their strengths for education and career planning. Find everything you need to know about registration, test prep, scores and more.

PreACT for Students

Simulates the ACT Test

Practice for the ACT, discover new opportunities, and start planning your future.

The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2017

Progress report on the 2017 ACT-tested graduating class

Your Needs - Our Solutions

Learn how ACT can help you.

Students and Parents

ACT can help you plan your future, prepare for college and career, and achieve success.

K-12 Educators and Administrators

ACT helps you track student progress and prepare them for success through high school and beyond.

Postsecondary Professionals

ACT solutions can help you find, attract, place, and retain students at your school.

Job Seekers and Employers

ACT workforce development solutions help job seekers, employees, and business leaders, achieve career and business goals.

Featured Products

We offer more than just the ACT test.

Learn more about other products that can help you achieve education and career success.

ACT Online Prep

ACT® Online Prep is an online resource to help you prepare to take the ACT® test and features real questions from previous tests.

ACT Kaplan Online Prep Live

ACT and Kaplan bring you ACT® Kaplan® Online Prep Live—a virtual classroom experience that delivers all the benefits of live instruction at an accessible price.

ACT Tessera

Available Fall 2017, the new ACT® Tessera™ assessments help K-12 educators measure and evaluate students’ SEL skills, determine their strengths and areas for improvement, and identify interventions to help them succeed.

Building a Better Workforce

Solutions for the Real World

ACT workforce development assessments and training help lead individuals and businesses to success. 

Our solutions help strengthen job readiness and skills development for more than 10 million businesses, government agencies, professional associations, education institutions, and individuals in the United States and internationally.

Share Your Road

A Special Partnership of the ACT Center for Equity in Learning

Everyone has a story about how they got to where they are today - and every story holds lessons. Learn more about the partnership and community being developed where professionals can share their stories of college and career success, and students can be inspired to rise above and achieve all they’ve dreamed of! 

Opportunity and Achievement for All

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.

New and Popular Research

Understanding and Solving the Skills Gap (PDF)

This paper is a call to action for all stakeholders to come together on the adoption of quality credentials as the common workforce development language, and agree to use them as a basis for workforce development, both supply and demand.

Beyond Academics: A Holistic Framework for Enhancing Education and Workplace Success (PDF)

Building on research conducted at ACT over the last fifty years, this report describes the development of a holistic framework that can provide a more complete description of education and work readiness. View Beyond Academics in a webpage.

Development of STEM Readiness Benchmarks to Assist Educational and Career Decision Making (PDF)

The purpose of this research was to develop STEM readiness benchmarks to provide prospective students more tailored information on the level of knowledge and skills needed to have a reasonable chance of success in first-year STEM courses.

Upcoming Events

ACT Enrollment Management Summit

July 18-20, 2018 - Call for Proposals Now Open!

Make your plans to join us in Denver for this premier professional development and networking event.