The ACT Test: Non-US Students

The leading college admissions test that measures what you learn in high school to determine your academic readiness for college.

Non-US Test Dates

Sep 7–8, 2018
Register by Aug 10 (or Aug 31 + late fee)

Oct 26–27, 2018
Register by Sep 28 (or Oct 19 + late fee)

Dec 7–8, 2018
Register by Nov 2 (or Nov 30 + late fee)

Feb 8–9, 2019
Register by Jan 18 (or Feb 1 + late fee)

Apr 12–13, 2019
Register by Mar 8 (or Apr 5 + late fee)

Jun 7–8, 2019
Register by May 3 (or May 31 + late fee)

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Preparing for the Test

Hone your skills with in-depth preparation guides, tutorials, practice questions and more.

ACT Academy

Free online learning and test practice to help you get the best score possible on the ACT test, and well on your way to college and career success.

ACT Online Prep

The only online program designed exclusively by ACT test development professionals, featuring real questions from previous tests.

The Official ACT Prep Guide

An ACT-authorized prep book, with three practice tests, each with an optional writing test, plus access to hundreds of additional questions online.

Free Study Guide (PDF)

Download a free preparation booklet with test information, complete practice tests with scoring keys, and a writing prompt.

Sample ACT Test Questions

Practice questions to give you a taste of what to expect on the ACT test.

Tips & Instructions for the ACT Test

Tips from ACT including test taking, multiple choice questions, calculator and writing tips.

Test Prep Reference Guide (PDF)

Use this guide to select the right test prep options for you based on your personal preferences and learning style.

The ACT Test Overview

The ACT® contains multiple-choice tests in four areas: English, mathematics, reading and science. ACT's writing test is optional and will not affect your composite score.

The ACT-English-45 Minutes-75 Questions

Measures:

Your understanding of English, production of writing and knowledge of language skills.

The ACT - Math - 60 Minutes - 60 Questions

Measures:

The mathematical skills you have typically acquired in courses up to the beginning of grade 12.

The ACT-Reading-35 Minutes-40 Questions

Measures:

Reading comprehension commonly encountered in first-year college curricula.

The ACT-Science-35 Minutes-40 Questions

Measures:

The interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning and problem-solving skills required in biology, chemistry, Earth/space sciences and physics.

The ACT-Writing-40 Minutes-1 Prompt

Measures:

The optional writing section measures writing skills taught in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition courses.

Test Day Checklist

Keep calm and know what to expect on test day. Understand what is expected, acceptable, and prohibited.

View and Send Your Score

You can have your ACT scores sent to other colleges and scholarship agencies even after you test.

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