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

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.

High quality resources and personalized learning recommendations to help you choose what's right for your child.

ACT and College Board have completed a concordance study that examines the relationship between scores on the ACT test and the SAT.

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

Preview beta products that continually evolve as an integral part of the learning process.

ACT Releases Condition of College and Career Readiness Report 2018

Learn how all students and specific student populations are performing compared to:

  • ACT College Readiness Benchmarks 
  • ACT STEM benchmarks 
  • Foundational Work Readiness Skills 
  • Core Subjects 
  • Core Curriculum


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.

Share Your Road - A Special Project of the CEL
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!

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

ACT Enrollment Management Summit

July 15-17, 2019

Make plans now to join us in Dallas for this premier professional development and networking event.

ACT College and Career Readiness Workshops and Webinars

Every Student. Every Step.

Sign up today to connect with your ACT State Lead this fall during a free, half-day workshop. Choose a date and time that works for you. Can't make a workshop? Sign up for a recorded webinar!