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Plan your future. Prepare for college and career. Let ACT help you achieve success.

Plan for Life After High School

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

Class of 2018

The actual cost of college, what to look for in your financial aid package, comparing college offers, and more!

Class of 2019

The importance of college visits and steps you can take to get the most out of them.

Class of 2020

Things you can do now, like beefing up your support network and maximizing your extracurricular activities.

The ACT Test

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

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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Popular Student Resources

Testing With Accommodations:

Quick visual reference for the steps to request accommodations.

College & Career Readiness Champions:

Recognizing exemplary efforts.

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.

Junior Year Edition:

5 Questions to ask while college & career planning.

Financial Aid:

How to pay for college.

Avoiding the
"Senior Slide":

How to finish high school strong.

Get Recruited by More Colleges:

How to broaden your college search.

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?"

Struggling With Math Or Reading?

ACT Recommends provides resources to help improve understanding and mastery in these subjects. You'll even get personalized recommendations!

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

Other Recommended Solutions

Most people know us for the ACT® test, but that's just one aspect of ACT. Take advantage of the other tools and resources that help you achieve your education and career goals.

ACT Engage

Measure your determination and other important skills.

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.

Financial Aid and Planning

Figure out the cost of college and how you'll pay for it.

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.

Share Your Road

Because Everyone Has a Story

Everyone has a story about how they got to where they are today – and every story holds lessons.

Visit the Share Your Road community to read the personal journeys of students who've taken the ACT and are headed to college. Hear advice from professionals who overcame odds to attend college and go on to have successful careers. 

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.