The ACT (American College Testing) is a standardized exam that was introduced as an alternative to the SAT used for college admission. The ACT consists of four sections: English, Reading, Math, and Science. There is also an optional Writing portion of the exam.
ACT FORMAT AND TEST DATES
WHAT IS THE ACT?
The ACT is a 3 hour and 30 minute exam consisting of four multiple-choice tests: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and a writing section. The breakdown of each section is as follows:
|ACT Test Section||# of Questions||Content||Timing|
Grammar and usage
|MATHEMATICS||60 questions||Pre-Algebra/Elementary Algebra
Intermediate Algebra/Coordinate Geometry
|READING||40 questions||Social Studies
|SCIENCE||40 questions||Data Representation
|OPTIONAL WRITING TEST||1 prompt||Ideas & Analysis
Development & Support
Language Use & Conventions
ACT TEST DATES
Below are official test dates for the ACT’s 2021-2022 season. Check out our 2020-2021 downloadable flyer here: Official ACT Test Dates. Please be advised these dates are subject to change due to COVID-19 related postponements. To view ACT’s official release of test dates, please reference this link.
|2021-2022 Test Dates||Registration Deadline||Late Registration Deadline||Online Score Release|
|September 11, 2021||August 6, 2021||August 20, 2021||TBD|
|October 23, 2021||September 17, 2021||October 1, 2021||TBD|
|December 11, 2021||November 5, 2021||November 19, 2021||TBD|
|February 12, 2022||January 7, 2022||January 21, 2022||TBD|
|April 2, 2022||February 25, 2022||March 11, 2022||TBD|
|June 11, 2022||May 6, 2022||May 20, 2022||TBD|
|July 16, 2022||June 17, 2022||June 24, 2022||TBD|
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