ACT Information

FOR 2021-2022 TESTING:

  • Please note: Registrations for Saturday national tests are handled completely by the testing companies (ACT, Inc. and College Board). LTHS has no ability to register students.

     

ACT UPDATE:

  • FOR 2021-22:

    • ALL testing is subject to cancellation/change due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • When are the next ACT test dates?
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      • June 11, 2022 
      • July 16, 2022
    • Where can I find more information about the National ACT tests?

GENERAL INFORMATION

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    Purpose:
    The purpose of the ACT test is two-fold:
    • The ACT® is a "US college admissions test, measuring what you learn in high school to determine your academic readiness for college". For additional information, please visit the ACT website: http://www.actstudent.org

    Who takes the ACT?

    11th and 12th grade students
     
    Is the ACT test optional or required?
    The ACT test is optional; however, college-bound students may need to take it as an admission requirement for most colleges and universities.
     
    What areas does the ACT test cover?
    The test consists of four multiple choice subtests: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science, plus an optional Writing test.
    • English: Punctuation, Grammar and Usage, Sentence Structure, Strategy, Organization, and Style (45 minutes)
    • Mathematics: Pre-Algebra, Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Plane Geometry, and Trigonometry (60 minutes)
    • Reading: Prose Fiction, Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences (35 minutes)
    • Science: Data Representation, Research Summaries, and Conflicting Viewpoints (35 minutes)
    • Writing (OPTIONAL): (40 minutes)

TEST DATE AND REGISTRATION

  • 2021-2022 ACT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines:

    Test Dates
    Registration Deadline
    Late Fee Required
    September 11, 2021 August 6, 2021 August 20, 2021
    October 23, 2021 September 17, 2021 October 1, 2021
    December 11, 2021 November 5, 2021 November 19, 2021
    February 12, 2022 January 7, 2022 January 21, 2022
    April 2, 2022 February 25, 2022  March 11, 2022
    June 11, 2022 May 6, 2022 May 20, 2022
     July 16, 2022 June 17, 2022 June 24, 2022
    How do I register for the ACT test?
    • Students must sign-up online at the ACT website (www.actstudent.org) by creating an ACT Student Web Account.
    • The test registration fee for the ACT No Writing is $60.00.
    • The test registration fee for the ACT Plus Writing is $85.00.
    • Late registration fee is $36.00 in addition to the test registration fee.
    • Students must upload a photo as part of their online registration: http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration/photo-submission-requirements.html.
    • Standby testing is available if you miss the LATE deadline to register for a test date. The standby testing fee is $57.00 in addition to the test fee for your test option.
    • Students can request a test date or test center change from ACT. The change fee (to change a test date or test location) is $40.00 in addition to the test fee. 
     
     
     
    What do I do if I missed the ACT test?
    If a student is absent or unable to test on the date for which he/she has registered, the student can request a “test date change” to take the ACT on a different date. ACT will charge a $40.00 fee (plus the cost of the test with appropriate late charges, if applicable) to make a “test date change”. Please visit the ACT website for more information:
     

TEST DAY INSTRUCTIONS

  • Test Location:
    Students must select their test location as part of the ACT registration.  Students should arrive to their test center by 7:45 a.m. 
     
    What should I bring on test day?
    Students need to bring their photo ID, their ACT Admission Ticket, #2 non-mechanical pencils, an eraser, and an ACT approved calculator.  STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO THE TEST WITHOUT THE ACT ADMISSION TICKET AND PHOTO ID.
     
    Can I bring a snack?
    Students will have a short break during which a snack can be eaten. Snacks must be stored at the back of the testing room. 
     
    Can I bring my cell phone?
    Students may bring a cell phone, however, the phone MUST BE POWERED COMPLETELY OFF during testing. If a cell phone is activated during testing, the student’s test will be voided.

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