ACT, Inc : Register Now for April ACT Test
2013-02-07 16:33:17 -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2013
Register Now for April ACT(®) Test
IOWA CITY, IOWA-Registration is now open for the April 13, 2013, administration
of the ACT college and career readiness exam. Students who want to take the exam
on this date must register by March 8, 2013.
Students can register online at www.actstudent.org or by mail. Paper
registration forms can be obtained from school counselor offices or by
requesting a registration packet from ACT. Students must submit a photo of
themselves to register for the exam.
The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam. It measures the academic skills
and knowledge that students have learned in school and need to know to be ready
for first-year college courses.
The ACT comprises four multiple-choice subject tests-English, mathematics,
reading and science-and takes about three hours, plus breaks, to complete. An
optional writing test, which takes an additional 30 minutes, is also available.
Students who want to take the writing portion should register for the ACT Plus
The cost to take the ACT (with no writing test) is $35. The cost to take the ACT
Plus Writing is $50.50. Fee waivers are available to qualified students who
can't afford the registration fee. Students should apply for a fee waiver
through their school counselor's office.
All four-year colleges and universities across the United States accept ACT
scores for admission purposes. During registration, students may select up to
four colleges or universities to receive their score reports at no additional
charge. ACT sends score reports only when authorized to do so by the student.
Each test taker receives an ACT score report that includes a wide variety of
information to assist with course planning, college readiness, career planning
and college admissions.
The ACT student website, www.actstudent.org, offers helpful information and
tips, free sample questions and complete practice tests, and inexpensive
materials and to help students prepare for the exam. However, because the ACT is
a curriculum-based exam, the best preparation is to take challenging courses in
school, study hard and learn the material.
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ACT is an independent, nonprofit organization with a 53-year history of
generating data-driven assessments and research. Headquartered in Iowa City,
Iowa, and with offices throughout the world, ACT is trusted for its continual
development of next generation assessments that determine college and career
readiness and provide the most advanced measure of workplace skills. To learn
more about ACT, go to www.act.org.
Ed Colby, ACT Public Relations
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