ACT Institutional Data Questionnaire


The ACT Institutional Data Questionnaire (IDQ) is a free survey that gives higher education institutions the opportunity to share information with millions of prospective students, both domestic and international.

The ACT IDQ contains information for nearly 4,000 two-year and four-year colleges and universities, including data about:

  • Enrollment
  • Admissions
  • Costs
  • Financial aid
  • Student affairs
  • Academic programs

Be sure to complete the ACT Institutional Data Questionnaire each year to give students the most current information about your campus.


How Do Students Receive ACT IDQ Information?

You can get up-to-date information into students’ hands—at no cost to your institution—through ACT score reports, the ACT student website, ACT college-planning tools, and other ACT services.

  • The ACT Student Report and the ACT High School Report display IDQ information for those institutions in which a student has expressed interest.
  • Your official decision about requiring or recommending the ACT Writing Test is posted on the ACT student website.
  • ACT Profile helps students identify institutions that match their intended major and interests.

How Can I Be Sure My Institution Is Providing Students the Most Up-to-Date Information?

Every winter, ACT invites you to update your ACT Institutional Data Questionnaire. As the contact for your institution, you play a critical role in providing comprehensive, accurate information to millions of high school students, their counselors, and their families.