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The ACT Test

Use this page as a starting point for information on the ACT test - including registration, test prep, test day, ACT test overview, and understanding your scores.

Registration | Test Prep | Test Day | Test Overview | Your Score | Why Take the ACT

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Upcoming Test Dates (National)
Test Date
Regular Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
June 8, 2024 May 3 May 19
July 13, 2024* June 7 June 21

Get a copy of your ACT Test questions and answers in September, April, and June! See for more information.

*No test centers are scheduled in New York for the July test date.


The ACT Test Overview

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.

The ACT-English-45 Minutes-75 Questions


Your ability to make decisions to revise and edit short texts and essays in different genres.

The ACT - Math - 60 Minutes - 60 Questions


The mathematical skills you have typically acquired in courses up to the beginning of grade 12.

The ACT-Reading-35 Minutes-40 Questions


Your ability to read closely, reason logically about texts using evidence, and integrate information from multiple resources.

The ACT-Science-35 Minutes-40 Questions


The interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning and problem-solving skills required in biology, chemistry, Earth/space sciences and physics.

The ACT-Writing-40 Minutes-1 Prompt


The optional writing section measures writing skills taught in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition courses.

Your ACT Score

Viewing, sending, and understanding your score.

View and Send Your Score

You can have your ACT scores sent to other colleges and scholarship agencies even after you test.

When is Your Score Ready?

Learn more about when scores are ready, some within two weeks. 

Understanding Your Score

Learn what goes into your composite score, how to use it, and more!

Have questions? Visit our ACT Registration Information , call 319-337-1270, or complete a contact form for a specific concern.