ACT Information

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What is the ACT and why do I have to take it?

The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in:

1) English   2) Mathematics   3) Reading    4)Science

The ACT Plus Writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 30-minute writing test.

ACT results are accepted by all 4-year colleges and universities in the U.S. most colleges require you to have taken the ACT at least once.

The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete, including a short break. Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes.

Why should I even consider taking the ACT?

  1. The ACT multiple-choice tests are curriculum based. The ACT is not an aptitude or an IQ test. Instead, the questions on the ACT are directly related to what you have learned in your high school courses in English, mathematics, reading, and science. Because the ACT tests are based on what is taught in the high school curriculum, students are generally more comfortable with the ACT than they are with traditional aptitude tests or tests with narrower content.
  2. The ACT is more than a test. In addition to the tests, the ACT also provides students with a unique Interest Inventory that provides valuable information for career and educational planning and a Student Profile Section that provides a comprehensive profile of your work in high school and your future plans.
  3. The ACT is a good value. As a private, not-for-profit organization governed by educators, ACT is committed to providing services at the lowest possible cost. Accordingly, the ACT provides a comprehensive package of educational assessment and career planning services for college-bound students at a modest fee that is lower than the fee for the competing admissions test.

ACT Meigs High School Code:  363400

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline(add $22.00)
October 27, 2012 September 21, 2012 October 5, 2012
December 8, 2012 November 2, 2012 November 16, 2012
February 9, 2013 January 11, 2013 January 18, 2013
April 13, 2013 March 8, 2013 March 22, 2013
June 8, 2013 May 3, 2013 May 17, 2013
* Test Dates updated 10/14/2011

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Students are encouraged to take the plus writing portions of the ACT Exams.

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