Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 12, 2015 August 7, 2015 August 8–21, 2015
October 24, 2015 September 18, 2015 September 19–October 2, 2015
December 12, 2015 November 6, 2015 November 7–20, 2015
February 6, 2016* January 8, 2016 January 9–15, 2016
April 9, 2016 March 4, 2016 March 5–18, 2016
June 11, 2016** May 6, 2016 May 7–20, 2016
*No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February test date.
**See non-Saturday testing for information related to this test date.
Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 10, 2016 August 5, 2016 August 6-19, 2016
October 22, 2016 September 16, 2016 September 17-30, 2016
December 10, 2016 November 4, 2016 November 5-18, 2016
February 11, 2017* January 13, 2017 January 14-20, 2017
April 8, 2017 March 3, 2017 March 4-17, 2017
June 10, 2017 May 5, 2017 May 6-19, 2017
*No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February test date.

   
Test Date Registration Deadline
September 10, 2016 August 5, 2016
October 22, 2016 September 16, 2016
December 10, 2016 November 4, 2016
April 2017 Coming Soon
June 2017 Coming Soon

Registration instructions

All students testing outside the United States, U.S. territories, Puerto Rico, or Canada must register on the web. You must establish a free ACT web account in order to register. After providing the information requested to create the account, click the "Register to Test" link and follow the instructions on the web screens to complete your registration. Payment must be made by valid credit card.

If you are a student with a disability and would like to request accommodations, you must complete and return the Request for Special Testing.

April and June 2017 Registration

We are improving international delivery of the ACT test to better support student needs. International registration for the ACT in April and June 2017 is not open at this time. Registration for these testing dates will be available in the upcoming months. To be notified via email when registration is available for these dates please complete this contact form.

Register today for test dates offered in September, October, and December 2016

Sign Up for the ACT

Online registration is the fastest way to sign up for the ACT

You'll know immediately if your preferred test center has space for you to test, and you can print your admission ticket from the website. How you sign up depends on where and how you plan to test. Please see below for other ways to register.

Reminder: You need to register by mail only if you are younger than 13 or cannot pay by credit card.

  • If you plan to test at a national or international test center, sign up online by creating or logging in to your ACT web account.
  • If you are requesting extended time or other accommodations for the first time, sign up online by creating or logging in to your ACT web account or register by mail in addition to completing the application request and submitting required documentation.
  • If you missed the late registration deadline, you can request standby testing online.
  • If you are homebound or confined, cannot find a test center within 75 miles of your home (US and Canada) or in your country (other locations), or you need a non-Saturday test center and one is not established within 75 miles of your home (or in your country if outside the US or Canada), on all test dates, check the requirements for Arranged Testing.

CREATE AN ACT STUDENT WEB ACCOUNT

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Current ACT Fees and Services

The ACT

All fees are nonrefundable unless otherwise noted.

Test Fee Per Test Option

ACT (no writing)$42.50

Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four colleges (if codes are provided when you register).

ACT with writing$58.50

Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four colleges (if codes are provided when you register). The $16.00 writing test fee is refundable on written request if you are absent on test day or switch to ACT (no writing) before testing begins.

More about ACT with writing

Additional Registration Fees and Services

Add to your test fee (except for Test Center Change).

Score reports for 5th and 6th college choices (price is for each)$12.00

Request online before the test date. Refundable on written request if you do not test.

Telephone re-registration$15.00

319.337.1270
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., central time, Monday through Friday.

What you need to know:

  • There is an additional fee for this service.
  • To register by phone, you must have previously registered for a national test date or have already received a score report from State and District, Special, Arranged, or DANTES testing.
  • Plan ahead when re-registering by phone. You can expect longer than average wait times during registration deadline weeks. The earlier you register, the more likely you are to secure your preferred test date and test center.
  • If you re-register by phone, you can print your admission ticket from the Web if you have a student Web account.
  • If you owe any fees on your account, you will need to pay your balance due before submitting your new registration.

Late registration (US or Canada only) $27.50

Registration or test date change made during the late period for a national test date.

Standby testing$51.00

Refunded if you are denied admission to the test center on test day or registration was cancelled due to no photo provided.
More about standby testing

International testing (required outside the US or Canada)$41.00

 

 

Test date change$24.00

For different date only if absent or unable to test on the original date or if registration is cancelled for failure to meet ACT test security requirements. You must pay the basic registration fee for the new test date plus the test date change fee. If you request a date change after the regular deadline for the new date, you must also pay the late registration fee. Your basic registration fee for the original test date will be refunded.
How can I make changes to my registration?

Test center change (same test date) $25.00

 

 

Viewing scores and score report online $0.00

 

 

Test Information Release (TIR) service$20.00

For December, April, and June national test dates at a national test center. Refunded if not available. More about TIR

 

Am I eligible for a fee waiver?

If you are testing on a national test date and can't afford the registration fee for the ACT or ACT with writing, you may be eligible for an ACT Fee Waiver. Information about the eligibility requirements and how to request a fee waiver is sent each summer to high schools.  You should work with your local high school to determine your eligibility.

You must meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Currently enrolled in high school in the 11th or 12th grade.
  2. Either a United States citizen or testing in the US, US territories, or Puerto Rico.
  3. Meet one or more indicators of economic need listed on the ACT Fee Waiver form.

If you are eligible, you may use a maximum of two separate fee waivers total. The waiver is used once you register, even if you do not test on the requested test date.

IMPORTANT: To take full advantage of the waiver, you must follow through and test on your registered test date.

Fee waivers cover only the basic registration fee for your test option on a national test date, including up to four college choices (if you provide valid codes when you register). Waivers do not cover the late registration fee, test date or test center changes, standby fee, additional score reports, or any other services.

You cannot request a fee waiver directly from ACT; you must contact your high school counselor. If you receive an ACT Fee Waiver Form, follow the "Student Directions" on it for your registration method (or if requesting Special Testing).

Note: If you register online, and register during the late period or request any additional services, you must enter a credit card to pay those fees before submitting your registration.

Alaska, Colorado, and Tennessee State Vouchers

Alaska, Colorado, and Tennessee offer vouchers to select student populations to cover all or portions of the registration fee for the ACT. The vouchers are distributed through the schools. Check with your school’s counselor or test coordinator to see if you will receive one.

The following procedures apply:

  • The voucher covers reports to your high school and up to four colleges (if you provide valid codes when you register).
  • This voucher may not be used to pay any of the following fees: the late registration fee, additional college choices, other services, test date or test center changes, or the standby fee.
  • You may submit a voucher for only one test date.
  • The voucher is used once you register or request standby testing even if you do not test on the requested test date.


STUDENT DIRECTIONS:

  • If registering on the web, enter the serial number from the top-right corner of the voucher on the payment screen, and then follow the directions on the screen to “apply” the voucher to validate it. (If you select any additional services or register during the late period, enter a credit card to pay those additional fees.) You must click “Submit” to complete your registration.
  • If registering by mail, enter the serial number from the top-right corner of the voucher in Block W of the registration folder. You must return the completed and signed voucher with your completed registration folder.
  • If requesting Special Testing, return the completed and signed voucher with your completed Request for ACT Special Testing.


Alaska
Students enrolled in Alaska public high schools may be eligible for a state-funded voucher to pay for the regular registration fee for the ACT with writing on the February national test date. Eligible students will receive a voucher from their school counselor to submit as payment for the registration fee. By using this voucher as payment, the student authorizes ACT to report his or her test scores to the high school and to the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (AKEED). This voucher is valid ONLY when submitted as payment WITH a registration. For more information, students should check with a high school counselor.

Colorado
In compliance with the appropriate legislation, grade 11 public school students attending an online high school will take the ACT on the April national test date at state expense. Eligible students will receive a voucher from their school counselor to submit as payment for the regular registration fee. 

In addition, students in Colorado wishing to take the ACT with writing can test on the April national test date at state expense. Students can receive a voucher from their school test coordinator to submit as payment for the regular registration fee for the ACT with writing .

The voucher may not be used to register for any other test dates. By using this voucher as payment, the student authorizes ACT to report his or her test scores to the high school and to the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). This voucher is valid ONLY when submitted as payment WITH a registration. For more information, students should check with a high school counselor.

Tennessee
Students enrolled in Tennessee public high schools may be eligible for a state-funded voucher to pay the regular ACT registration fee for the ACT on any 2016–2017 national test date according to the following criteria:

The voucher is intended primarily for grade 12 students who did not participate in the ACT Tennessee State Testing as 11th graders and did not previously register with a Tennessee voucher.

Grade 11 students will have the opportunity to take a state-funded ACT in school through ACT Tennessee State Testing in spring 2017. Most grade 11 students will not use a voucher.

Students may not request a voucher from the state or ACT. They must check directly with their high school counselor for information. Public schools in Tennessee will receive a mailing in the summer that includes all information and procedures for using this voucher.

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It’s Go Time!

Good sleep? Check. Good breakfast? Check. Review our Test Day Checklist and get ready to test.

 

 

Bring this, not that

  • Bring a printed copy of your ticket to the test center. You will not be admitted to test if you do not have a printed copy of your ticket.
  • Bring acceptable photo identification. You will not be admitted to test if your ID does not meet ACT requirements.
  • Bring sharpened, soft lead No. 2 pencils with good erasers (no mechanical pencils or ink pens). Do not bring any other writing instruments; you will not be allowed to use them. If you are registered for the ACT with writing, your essay must also be completed in pencil.
  • Bring a watch to pace yourself, but do not bring a watch with an alarm. If your alarm sounds during testing, you’ll be dismissed and your answers will not be scored. No watch? No problem. The supervisor in standard time rooms will announce when you have five minutes remaining on each test.
  • Bring a permitted calculator to be used on the mathematics test only. It is your responsibility to know whether your calculator is permitted. Please refer to the ACT Calculator Policy. To make it even easier to figure out, you are not required to use a calculator at all.

Don’t bring these into the test room; you can’t use them!

  • Textbooks, foreign language or other dictionaries, scratch paper, notes, or other aids
  • Highlight pens, colored pens or pencils, or correction fluid/tape
  • Any electronic device, other than a permitted calculator (this includes your mobile phone, media player, iPad, headphones, and camera)
  • Reading material
  • Tobacco in any form
  • Food or beverages, including water (you will be offered a break outside of the test room)

Acceptable Forms of Identification

Only the following forms of identification are acceptable. If it is not on this list, it is not acceptable, and you will not be admitted to test.

  • Current official photo ID 
    • Must be an original, current (valid) ID issued by a city/state/federal government agency or your school. Note: School ID must be in hard plastic card format. Paper or electronic formats are NOT acceptable.
    • Your first and last names must match the ticket.
    • The photo must be clearly recognizable as you.
  • ACT Student Identification Letter with Photo 
    • You MUST present this ACT Student Identification Letter with Photo if you do not have a current official photo ID as described above.
    • It must be completed by a school official or notary public; neither may be a relative.
    • All items must be completed.
    • Download the letter here.  
  • ACT Talent Search Identification Letter
    • If you are participating in an academic talent search program and were not required to submit a photo with your registration you must present your ACT Talent Search Identification Letter. If you are participating in an academic talent search program and were required to submit a photo when you registered, you must present either a current official photo ID or an ACT Student Identification Letter with Photo.

Unacceptable Forms of Identification

You will not be admitted if you present any forms of ID other than those listed as acceptable. The following are examples of unacceptable identification:

  • ACT ticket alone
  • Birth certificate
  • ChildFind ID card
  • Credit, charge, bank or check cashing cards, even with photo
  • Diploma
  • Family portrait or graduation picture, even if the name is imprinted on the photo
  • Fishing or hunting license
  • ID issued by an employer
  • ID letter that is not an official ACT identification letter
  • Learner's driving permit (if it doesn't include a photo)
  • Temporary/replacement driver's license (if it doesn't include a photo)
  • Organization membership card
  • Passport or other photo ID so old that the person presenting it cannot be identified
  • Personal recognition by anyone, including members of the test center staff, classmates, parents, counselors, and teachers
  • Photo ID of parents
  • Photo with your name embossed or printed on it by a photographer
  • Photocopies or reproductions
  • Photos issued by a business for promotional purposes (e.g., amusement parks)
  • Police report of a stolen wallet or purse
  • Printed, stamped, or photocopied signatures
  • Published photo, including yearbook or newspaper
  • Report card
  • Social Security card
  • Telephone calls to counselors, teachers, or school officials
  • Traffic ticket, even with a physical description and signature
  • Transcript, even with photo
  • Web page with photo

Leaving the house

  • Dress comfortably. Some test centers are warmer or cooler on weekends than during the week. Consider dressing in layers, so you'll be comfortable no matter what the room conditions are.
  • If you're unsure where your test center is located, do a practice run to see how to get there and what time you'll need to leave to arrive by 8:00 a.m.
  • If you arrive earlier than 7:45 a.m., you might have to wait outside until testing staff complete their arrangements.
  • Bring snacks or drinks to consume outside the test room only during the break.

Arriving at the test center

  • Report to your assigned test center by the Reporting Time (usually 8:00 a.m.) listed on your ticket. You will NOT be admitted to test if you are late.
  • Testing staff will check your photo ID and ticket, admit you to your test room, direct you to a seat, and provide test materials.
  • Be ready to begin testing after all examinees present at 8:00 a.m. are checked in and seated.
  • Please note that ACT may visit test centers to conduct enhanced test security procedures including, but not limited to, collecting images of examinees during check-in or other security activities on test day.

During the test

  • Once you break the seal on your test booklet, you cannot later request a Test Date Change, even if you do not complete all your tests.
  • A permitted calculator may be used on the mathematics test only. It is your responsibility to know whether your calculator is permitted. Please refer to the ACT Calculator Policy.
  • If your calculator has characters one inch high or larger, or a raised display, testing staff may seat you where no others can see the display.
  • Do not engage in any prohibited behavior at the test center. If you do, you will be dismissed and your answer document will not be scored. Note: For National and International Testing, you will be asked to sign a statement on the front cover of your test booklet agreeing to this policy.
  • Also remember that cheating hurts everyone. If you see it, report it.

Taking a break

A short break is scheduled after the first two tests. You will not be allowed to use cell phones or any electronic devices during the break, and you may not eat or drink anything in the test room. (If you take the ACT with writing, you will have time before the writing test to relax and sharpen your pencils.)

Finishing up

  • Students taking the ACT (no writing) with standard time are normally dismissed about 12:15 p.m.; students taking the ACT with writing are normally dismissed about 1:15 p.m.
  • On some test dates, ACT tries out questions to develop future versions of the tests. You may be asked to take a fifth test, the results of which will not be reflected in your reported scores. The fifth test could be multiple-choice or one for which you will create your own answers. Please try your best on these questions, because your participation can help shape the future of the ACT. If you are in a test room where the fifth test is administered, you will be dismissed at about 12:35 p.m.
  • If you do not complete all your tests for any reason, tell a member of the testing staff whether or not you want your answer document scored before you leave the test center. If you do not, all tests attempted will be scored.

Good to know

Students who don't do their own work put honest students at a disadvantage. If you suspect that someone is trying to take unfair advantages or encounter anything else out of the ordinary, please report it to ACT. You can make an anonymous report about test security concerns by using the Test Security Hotline.

Put Your Selfies to Good Use

We need your photo

As part of your registration process and ACT test security requirements, you will be asked to provide a recent photo of yourself. It’s easy to do, but don’t put it off. Without a proper photo ID, you won’t be able to test.

VIEW PHOTO SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Standby Testing

Sometimes students miss the late registration deadline or need to change dates or test centers after registration. While we can’t guarantee you’ll get in, we can make it easy for you to request standby testing.

REQUEST STANDBY TESTING

Students Enrolled in Grade 6, 7, or 8

Parents of younger students may register these students to take the ACT or ACT with writing on the web only if the student is at least 13 years of age. Due to Internet privacy laws, students 12 years or younger cannot register online or create an ACT web account, even if their parents or guardians assist them or create their account. These students should request a registration packet. We encourage students who are 13 years of age or older to register online.

Academic Talent Identification Programs

Students in grades 6, 7, or 8, who have been identified by their schools as academically talented, may be invited to participate in an academic talent search program that includes taking the ACT.

Many of these programs offer a one-step registration option that combines registering for the academic talent search program with registering for the ACT. In some instances, additional test centers have been established that are available only for students participating in the academic talent search program. Talent search participants are advised to follow the instructions they receive from their respective program to register for the ACT. This may require registering directly with the talent search program rather than using ACT online registration or an ACT registration packet.

For details about specific academic talent search programs, visit these websites:
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ACT provides links to other websites for informational purposes only. ACT is not responsible for the content in other sites, and links from the ACT website to other sites are not intended to imply endorsement of them by ACT.

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Are You Considering Retaking the ACT?

Did you know you can take the ACT test up to 12 times? Many students take the test at least twice, usually once as a junior and again as a senior.

Of the students who took the ACT more than once:
•    57% increased their Composite score
•    21% had no change in their Composite score
•    22% decreased their Composite score

 

What scores are reported if I test more than once?
You determine which set of scores is sent to colleges or scholarship programs. We will release only the scores from the test date (month and year) and test location (e.g., National, State, School) you designate.

Can I combine scores from different test dates to create a new Composite score?
No. You cannot combine scores from different test dates for a new Composite score.

Can I report only my writing scores or only my multiple-choice scores from a test date?
No. All scores from a test date will be reported together.

How do I sign up to retake the test?
If you are signing up to retake the test, you have the same registration options as someone registering for the first time. You also may be able to register by phone for an additional fee.

Can I combine my writing scores from one test date with my multiple-choice scores from another?
No. Scores cannot be combined across test dates. You must designate an entire test date record as it stands

 

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Retest Restrictions

You may take the ACT no more than 12 times total. This restriction applies even if your scores from a test date are cancelled by you or by ACT. ACT reserves the right to cancel your registration, rescind your admission ticket, or take any other steps necessary to enforce this policy. If you violate this restriction, your scores will not be reported or will be cancelled and your fees will not be refunded.

In calculating the 12-test total, ACT makes exceptions for State and District Testing required by your district or your state's Department of Education and tests taken as a young examinee through an academic talent search organization. Other exceptions will be considered only if you submit the request via our Retest Exception Request Form no later than the regular registration deadline for the test date you would like to be your 13th test date.

Exceptions are within ACT's sole discretion. ACT will respond to your request within seven working days from date of receipt. (Please note: Exception requests will not be considered for students who have not already tested ten times).

You may not receive scores from more than one test date during a scheduled national or international administration (Saturday, non-Saturday, or rescheduled test date arranged by ACT). If you are admitted and allowed to test a second time, we will report only the scores from the first test. The second or third set of scores will be cancelled without refund.

You may not receive scores from more than one test date per state administration (initial or makeup) if your school participates in ACT State and District Testing. If you are allowed to test more than once, we will report only the scores from the first test. The second set of scores will be cancelled.

If you want to retest through another testing program other than National or International (for example, DANTES or Residual Testing), you must wait a minimum of 60 days between retests. If you are allowed to retest within 60 days of your last administration, your second set of scores will be cancelled without refund.

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Re-registering? Give Us a Call.

To re-register by phone, call 319.337.1270 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday central time.

•    There is an additional fee for this service.
•    To register by phone, you must have previously registered for a national test date.
•    Plan ahead when re-registering by phone. You can expect longer than average wait times during registration deadline weeks. The earlier you register, the more likely you are to secure your preferred test date and test center.
•    If you re-register by phone, you can print your admission ticket from the web if you have a student web account.
•    If you owe any fees on your account, you will need to pay your balance due before submitting your new registration.

When you call, have the following information ready:

•    Your ACT ID (from your score report)
•    Your preferred test date
•    Your preferred test option
•    Your preferred test center
•    A valid credit card number with expiration date

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ACT Test Security

You’ve worked hard to prepare for the ACT, and that’s a big deal. We’re also working hard to ensure everyone has a fair and equal opportunity to demonstrate their academic achievement.

We regularly review preventive measures to ensure every reasonable effort is made to deter and detect potential compromises to test security, while still enabling the greatest possible access for students. Our security measures include:

  • Students upload or otherwise submit (via ACT website, mobile device, or mail) a recognizable head-and-shoulders photo of themselves when registering for the ACT
  • In addition to submitting a photo, students must provide ACT with their gender and identify the name of the high school they attend. ACT will use this information to help match the examinee’s identity throughout the testing process.
  • The student's photo is printed on the examinee roster that testing staff use to check in students on test day.
  • The photo also prints on the student's ticket, which the student must bring to the test center in order to be admitted. In addition to their ticket, students must bring and present an acceptable photo ID on test day.
  • On test day, test center staff match the name and photo on the student’s ticket, the test center roster, and the student’s photo ID to the student who arrives to take the test before granting the student admission.
  • Both before and after testing, students provide written affirmation that they are the person whose name appears on the test booklet and answer sheet which they have submitted. They also acknowledge that assuming anyone else’s identity to take the test may be a violation of law and be subject to legal penalty.
  • ACT may visit test centers to conduct additional test security measures on test day, such as collecting images of examinees during check-in and/or other security activities.
  • After tests have been scored, the student’s photo will be printed on the score report that is automatically sent to the high school attended by the student. Score integrity can then be reinforced by the people who know the students best—the teachers and counselors at their schools.
  • To deter attempts to circumvent these procedures, students (including those who hope to test on a standby basis) will be required to register their intent to test and will not be allowed to make any test center or test date changes on the day of the test.

 

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Prohibited Behavior at the Test Center

The following behaviors are prohibited. You will be dismissed and your answer document will not be scored if you are found:

  • Filling in or altering responses on a test section on your answer sheet or continuing to complete the essay after time has been called on that test section. This means that you cannot make any changes to a test section outside of the designated time for that section, even to fix a stray mark or accidental keystroke.
  • Looking back at a test section on which time has already been called.
  • Looking ahead in the test booklet.
  • Looking at another person's test booklet or answer document.
  • Giving or receiving assistance by any means.
  • Discussing or sharing of test content, test form identification numbers, or answers during test administration, during breaks, or after the test is prohibited.
  • Using a prohibited calculator.
  • Using a calculator on any test section other than Mathematics.
  • Sharing a calculator with another person.
  • Using a watch with recording, internet, or communication capabilities.
  • Using any electronic device at any time during testing or during break other than an approved calculator or watch. All other electronic devices, including cell phones and wearable devices, must be turned off and placed out of reach from the time you are admitted to test until you are dismissed after testing concludes.
  • Attempting to memorize test-related information or otherwise remove test materials, including questions or answers, from the test room in any way.
  • Using highlight pens, colored pens or pencils, notes, dictionaries, or other aids.
  • Using scratch paper (unless an exception applies).
    • Specific instructions will be provided on test day if ACT authorized you to use scratch paper, including the section(s) on which ACT has authorized its use.
    • If you are permitted to use scratch paper, you may only use paper that ACT has authorized and/or provided to you.
  • Not following instructions or abiding by the rules of the test center.
  • Exhibiting confrontational, threatening, or unruly behavior; or violating any laws. If ACT suspects you are engaging in criminal activities, such activities will be reported to law enforcement agencies.
  • Allowing an alarm to sound in the test room or creating any other disturbance.

All items brought into the test center, such as hats, purses, backpacks, cell phones, calculators, and other electronic devices may be searched at the discretion of ACT and its testing staff. ACT and its testing staff may confiscate and retain for a reasonable period of time any item suspected of having been used, or being capable of being used, in violation of this list of prohibited behaviors. ACT may also provide such items to third parties in connection with an investigation conducted by ACT or others.  ACT and its testing staff shall not be responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.

Examinees who are dismissed due to prohibited behavior forfeit their registration for that test date. There are no options for refunds or appeals in situations involving prohibited behavior.

Cheating hurts everyone – if you see it, report it

Students who don't do their own work put honest students at a disadvantage. Whether it's using a cheat sheet, copying someone else's work, or sending another person to take the test, we all feel cheated when someone tries to game the system.

All examinees deserve the chance to show what he or she has learned. ACT has designed its testing procedures to give you and other honest students an equal opportunity to demonstrate your own academic achievement on a fair and equal playing field.

If you suspect that someone is trying to take unfair advantages or encounter anything else out of the ordinary, please report it to ACT. You can make an anonymous report about test security concerns by using the Test Security Hotline.

Keep the ACT fair. Report cheating and comply with all testing rules.

Why We Do This

Our test security procedures are designed to ensure that examinees have an equal opportunity to demonstrate their academic achievement and skills, that examinees who do their own work are not unfairly disadvantaged by examinees who do not, and that scores reported for each examinee are valid.

Related Information

 

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Accessing Your Student Web Account

We recommend one of the system and browser combinations listed below. Older versions may not work.

Windows (XP, Vista, 7, or 8)
  • Internet Explorer (version 8 or higher recommended)
  • Chrome (version 18 or higher)
  • Firefox (version 7 or higher)
Mac OS (10.5 or higher)
  • Chrome (version 18 or higher)
  • Firefox (version 7 or higher)
  • Safari (version 5 or higher)

Parent Email Address

Email is an important communication link between the student and ACT. We will send critical messages to the student email address, including things like registration receipts, reminders to upload a photo and print the admission ticket, test center alerts, and if the student’s registration was cancelled for failure to provide an acceptable photo by the deadline. By providing a parent email address, the parent will also receive copies of critical messages sent to the student, and will be contacted in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

The student emails the parent receives will be identified as a copy and for parent information only. The student must log in to the account to take any action requested in the email. Note that these emails may contain sensitive information about the student and the student’s ACT record. Only a trusted parent or guardian should be registered to receive these emails.

Once the parent email has been entered, the parent will have 14 days to confirm that the parent wants to receive these emails. If that confirmation is not submitted within that time, the parent will not receive any student email copies. The student will also be notified that the parent has or has not confirmed.

The parent may stop receiving student email copies at any time by asking the student to delete the information from the Parent Email section of the student account. The parent will receive an email notification if the student deletes or changes the parent information in the account.

The parent can expect to receive emails regarding the student’s ACT information from any of the following email addresses:

  • ACT-Reg@act.org
  • ACT-WebAccount@act.org
  • ACT-Order@act.org
  • ACT-Notice@act.org
  • ACT-Billing@act.org

To avoid losing messages to spam filters, these should be added to the parent’s address book.