Why Take the ACT?

The ACT® test is the leading university admission test for students planning to continue their education in the United States. The test is accepted by all US universities and hundreds of international universities for admissions purposes.

The ACT is based on what students learn in the classroom, using input from educators. It contains four multiple-choice tests (English, reading, math, and science) and an optional writing test. The ACT also gives students information and tools to plan for life beyond school—including personalized career exploration data and ways to connect with universities.

Starting in September 2018, the ACT will be offered to non-US students in computer-based format. The new computer-based version will help students with quicker scoring (2 to 3 business days) and more testing opportunities (six testing windows per year, Fridays and Saturdays, mornings and afternoons).