The ACT Test for Students
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.
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Attend a free ACT® Kaplan® Online Prep Live sample class
Experience the power of live instruction and attend an ACT® Kaplan® Online Prep Live sample class event at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on September 20.
ACT and Kaplan have partnered to bring you interactive live teaching, real practice questions, content review, and strategies specifically designed to help you prep for a great score.
Preparing for the Test
Hone your skills with in-depth preparation guides, tutorials, practice questions and more.
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.
Your understanding of English, production of writing and knowledge of language skills.
The mathematical skills you have typically acquired in courses up to the beginning of grade 12.
The interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning and problem-solving skills required in biology, chemistry, Earth/space sciences and physics.
The optional writing section measures writing skills taught in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition courses.