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The ACT College Admissions Exam


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The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in: English. Mathematics. Reading. Science. It is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned. Many colleges and universities require the ACT or comparable test for admission and placement.

It is generally recommended to begin taking the ACT during the spring of your junior year if you plan to go to college. Some students and parents may wish to start earlier, but since it is an achievement test, the more curriculum to which a student is exposed should impact his/her score.

Go to www.actstudent.org to register.

McLouth High School's ACT code is 171-955. You will need this number to register for the ACT.

ACT test dates for 2015-16:

September 12 - register by August 7

October 24 - register by September 18

December 12 - register by November 6

February 6 - register by January 8

April 9 - register by March 4

June 11 - register by May 6


Mr. Polson has a limited supply of test prep booklets in his office. Other free materials are available at ACT's website.