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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.

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

Be Prepared and Confident

Your guide to preparing for the ACT college entrance exam.

Get Your Name in the Game

Three big reasons to say YES to EOS when you register for the ACT test.

Should I Retest?

Information to help you decide.

Funding Your Future

Learn about financial aid and how it can help pay for your college education.

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. 

POPULAR STUDENT RESOURCES

Test Prep

Prepare for the ACT with live, online courses, study guides, sample test questions, and practice tests.

Sample Questions

Prepare for the ACT with sample test questions covering five ACT subject areas.

Your Junior Year

Useful tips, advice, and strategies for important decisions during your junior year.

College & Career Planning

Useful tips, advice, and strategies for important decisions during your junior year.

Testing with Accommodations

Learn more about the request for accommodations process - in 3 easy steps!

Increase Your Opportunities

Give colleges the option to search for you.

8 Tools to Help You Prepare for the ACT

2017-2018 National Test Dates

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.

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 Kaplan Online Prep Live

Live online prep from the experts.

ACT Engage

Measure your determination and other important skills.

Official ACT Prep Guide

The only test prep book from the makers of the ACT test.

ACT Online Prep

Prepare for the ACT anytime, anywhere.

The ACT Test

Show what you know with the ACT test, the leading US college admissions test accepted by all four-year colleges and universities. 

ACT WorkKeys

You’ve put a lot of time and effort into furthering your education, now get recognized by thousands of employers nationwide.

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.

Student Success

“At this time in their lives, however, teens should shoot for the whole shebang. I'd encourage them to explore everything that's out there, figure out what things they're passionate about, and then go after what they want.” 

—Harriett 

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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.