Students and Parents

Planning for Life After High School

ACT Scholarship Giveaway*

Dream Big! Win Big!

We will be giving away a $15,000 scholarship + $5,000 technology package to 14 lucky students this school year. Eligible sophomores, juniors and seniors who register for the ACT® test between 9.3.2019 and 6.26.2020 are automatically entered for a chance to win. It’s that easy!  

*No purchase necessary or ACT test registration necessary.  See Official Rules for eligibility requirements, entry details, and instructions (including alternate entry instructions). Eligibility limited to students in the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories.

The ACT Test

Registration for the October 26, 2019 National test date is available through October 8!

Registration Deadline
Photo Due
Test Day
Scores First Available
Registration Deadline
Photo Due
Test Day
Scores First Available

Select your class below and put yourself in the best position to maximize your ACT® score, get accepted into college, and win more scholarships!

Prep for the ACT Test

ACT Rapid Review

Live, online instruction and on-demand videos.

ACT Prep Guide

Official test prep book from the makers of the ACT test.

ACT Online Prep

Online prep for the ACT-anytime, anywhere.

ACT Prep Pack

Bundles the ACT Test Prep Guide with ACT Online Prep.


Webinars for Students and Parents

Choose from live and recorded webinars to help make the most of your ACT test prep options.


FREE Practice ACT Test

Get a taste of the ACT® test with practice questions (and answers) found in this free study guide. 

  • An overview of the ACT test and what to expect on test day
  • A full-length practice ACT test (including writing prompt)
  • Answers and a scoring key for each test section
  • A breakdown of the content covered in each test section
  • General test-taking strategies
  • Ways to approach each section of the ACT

ACT Academy

Raise your child to the next level with free, personalized resources that are unique to their learning gaps.

How Educators Use ACT Academy

How Students Use ACT Academy

Popular Student Resources

Senior Year

How to avoid the senior slide.

Junior Year

Five questions to ask while college planning.

Sophomore Year

Prepare for the future during your sophomore year.

Freshman Year

Starting your high school journey.


3 Stages of Taking a College Entrance Exam

Become prepared and confident for the ACT test.

Your ACT Score Report

Understand and use your scores to plan your future.

Financial Aid

How to pay for college.

College and Career Planning

Preparing for what's next.

ACT Fee Waiver Program

Create your own success and don’t let anything stop you!

If you’re having trouble paying for the ACT test, learn how the ACT Fee Waiver Program can help. And visit the My Success community to read inspirational stories to help you along your journey. 

¡Dos recursos de ACT para estudiantes, libros electrónicos de preparación para la universidad y la carrera para juniors y seniors de escuela secundaria, ahora disponibles en español!

El Libro Electronico Para Juniors


  • ¿Cómo crear una lista de universidades?
  • ¿Qué clases preparan mejor a un estudiante para la universidad?
  • ¿Qué esperar en el último año?

Descarga Aquí el eBook para Juniors (PDF)

Mientras que el eBook Para Seniors


  • Ayuda financiera y la FAFSA
  • Fechas límites para la Aplicación
  • Cómo seleccionar la universidad que sera mejor para ti

Descarga Aquí el eBook para Seniors (PDF)

Ask an ACT Parent

We've gathered some of the most frequently asked questions and posed them to parent experts at ACT. 

"My child achieved a high score on the ACT. Should they retest?"

"Where can I find scholarships for my child?"

"How can I help my child search for and select a college?"

Receive the latest news about the ACT, including registration reminders and other helpful information to prepare for college and career success.

ACT WorkKeys

Ensure that you're career ready and boost your employability with ACT® WorkKeys®.

Make the Best Decisions About Your Future

Learn more about yourself and the college majors and career paths you want to explore.

Explore College Majors

Find majors that fit you.

Explore Career Options

Find jobs that match your interests.

Discover Your Interests

Find career options and majors that fit your interests.

For International Students

English Learning Programs (ELP)

Using English effectively

The English Language Programs (ELP) are for learners from a non-English speaking background who wish to learn how to use English effectively in both general and academic contexts.

Global Assessment Certificate Program (GAC)

Internationally recognized

The Global Assessment Certificate™ (GAC) program is an internationally recognized university preparation program for students who do not have English as their first language.

Social Media Resources

Stay connected to ACT through a variety of social media channels.

ACT Voice

Make Your Voice Heard

Join ACT Voice®, a free research panel. Participate in future market research studies. Share your opinions about ACT products and services or about your industry. Some studies offer compensation for participation.