The ACT (American College Testing) is a standardized exam 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 an optional 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
|WRITING (OPTIONAL)||1 prompt||Ideas & Analysis
Development & Support
Language Use & Conventions
ACT TEST DATES
Below are official test dates for the ACT’s 2022-2023 season. Check out our 2022-2023 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.
|2022-2023 Test Dates||Registration Deadline||Late Registration Deadline||Estimated Score Release|
|September 10, 2022||August 5, 2022||August 19, 2022||September 20 – October 4, 2022|
|October 22, 2022||September 16, 2022||September 30, 2022||November 1 – November 15, 2022|
|December 10, 2022||November 4, 2022||November 18, 2022||December 20, 2022 – January 3, 2023|
|February 11, 2023||January 6, 2023||January 20, 2023||February 21 – March 7, 2023|
|April 1, 2023||February 24, 2023||March 10, 2023||April 11- April 25, 2023|
|June 10, 2023||May 5, 2023||May 19, 2023||June 20 – July 4, 2023|
|July 15, 2023*||June 16, 2023||June 23, 2023||July 25 – August 8, 2023|
*July test dates are not available in New York
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