LATEST ACT EXAM UPDATES

1) How is the ACT affected by coronavirus?

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the April 4, 2020 ACT administration were canceled. The June 13 and July 18 administrations are currently scheduled to go forward as planned, and test dates have been added on September 19, October 10, and October 17. Read more.

2) What if I was registered for the April ACT?

If you were signed up to take the April 4 ACT, you can reschedule for either the July 18 test. You can also choose to receive a refund. You should have already received an email from ACT to reschedule or refund your exam; if not, please reach out to ACT. Read more.

3) When is the next ACT Administration?

The next ACT is currently scheduled for July 18, 2020. If you are planning on taking the July ACT, please routinely check for updates in case anything changes. Read more.

4) Will the ACT be given online?

There are currently no plans to administer the ACT online. If closures and stay-at-home orders continue into the summer and fall, ACT will release additional information about testing plans. Read more.

When crafting your ACT study calendar, be sure to plan to prep at least once a week for the entirety of the three months, or 2-3 times a week if you want to spread out the work.

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WHAT IS A GOOD ACT SCORE?

The ACT is scored out of 36, with the top 10% of test-takers getting a composite score of 28-36. When setting your ACT score goal for 2020, look at score averages for the schools you’re applying to.

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You can take the ACT up to 12 times, and many students end up taking the test between 2-3 times before applying to college. Many students, in fact, make score improvements by retaking the ACT.

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