ACT College and Career Planning for Students and Parents

ACT is Adding New Test Dates for Fall 2020

We’re giving students more opportunities to take the ACT test this fall by adding additional dates to the ones already scheduled! 

Prep for the ACT Test

ACT Prep Subject Guides

Practice questions, detailed explanations, and test-taking strategies for each subject

ACT Beginner’s Guide

A step-by-step beginner’s guide to new ACT options and for ACT test success.

ACT Prep Pack

Bundles the ACT Online Prep with the Official Test Prep Guide.

ACT Prep Guide

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

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.

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

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ACT Academy

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

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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. 

Recursos para estudiantes y padres

¿Sabía que ACT tiene recursos para estudiantes y sus padres que hablan español? Estas herramientas útiles incluyen:

  • Artículos, libros electrónicos y herramientas de planificación útiles
  • Guías para cada grado
  • Examen ACT de práctica gratuito

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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?"

ACT WorkKeys

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

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