Learn about the ACT


What’s a good ACT score?

The ACT is scored on a 1-36 scale in each section and an overall composite score. Because there are so few possible scores that you can get on the ACT, answering just one more question correctly could be enough to turn an average score into a great score.


Should You take the SAT or the ACT?

The ACT and SAT are both standardized college admissions tests. Each test tests slightly different content in a different manner. Which one, or both, is right for you?


How to Interpret Your ACT Scores

Your ACT score report will overload you with information and numbers on how you did with each section and overall. Learn how to analyze it without confusion.

ACT Question of the Day

A little routine goes a long way.

Tackle new exam style questions every day, delivered to your inbox.


ACT English Tips and Tricks

The ACT starts with the English section. In this section, you will have 45 minutes to complete 75 questions. This may seem like a lot, but it is doable if you pace yourself to complete 25 questions every 15 minutes.


QUIZ: How Would You Score on the ACT?

Take a 15-minute, 12-question quiz and get your predicted score range.


ACT Science Tips and Tricks

In the ACT Science section, you will have 35 minutes to complete 7 passages with multiple questions accompanying each passage. With difficult material and being located at the end of the test when you’re loosing steam, you need an arsenal of tips and tricks to get the best score you can.

Free Online ACT Practice Test

Learn what to expect and how you’d score on the exam with a Free Practice Test.

Plus, get a breakdown of which areas need improvement and how to score higher next time.

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