What is ACT?

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The ACT test or the American Collegiate Testing is a test that is taken by high school students to get admission on the basis of the merit obtained in this test, in the college. The test content is framed so as to find and evaluate the general knowledge that the child has acquired as well as their ability to perform at the college exams. The test consists of four multiple choice test areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. There is also an optional writing test, which consists of one essay question.

There are two ways to register for the ACT test, either online or through the mail. Online registration can be done atthe ACT website ACT website for which it takes almost 1 − 1.5 hours. All details are available on the website for registration. The other way in which registration for the test can be donw is by using the mail. This can be done with the help of a registration packet which is available at many high schools, or it can be requested by filling out an online form on ACT website. All fees must be paid up at the time of registration, and these fees are outlined on the ACT website as well. There are five national test dates, and these are October, December, February, April, and June. Some states also have a late September test date. Information about specific test dates and test locations can also be found online. It is recommended that the ACT test is taken about two months before any college, university, or scholarship application deadlines.

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