The ACT is America's most widely accepted college entrance exam. It assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work.
  • The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science.
  • The Writing Test, which is optional, measures skills in planning and writing a short essay.
The test costs $52.00 without writing and $68.00 with writing. There are fee waivers available for students who qualify for a free/reduced lunch.
 
 

How do students sign up to take the ACT?

Students must register in advance to take the ACT test. Create an account and register to take the ACT tests at this site: http://www.act.org/ 
When they register they will choose a test date and location. ACT offers six national test dates a year.
Our HS code is: 360220
 

11th Graders Only:  

All juniors will take the ACT in the winter/spring of their junior year.  This test is funded by the state of Ohio.  
Students will be registered for these tests by the Guidance Department and the test will be given during the school day. 
Junior ACT: February 2020

ACT TEST DATES

 
Test Date              
Registration
Deadline
Late Registration Deadline
(Fee Required)
Sept 14, 2019Aug 16Aug 30
Oct 26, 2019Sept 20Oct 4
Dec 14, 2019Nov 8Nov 22
Feb 8, 2020Jan 10Jan 17
April 4, 2020Feb 28March 13
June 13, 2020May 8May 22
July 18, 2020June 19,June 26
 

How are the tests scored?

Scores range from 1 (low) to 36 (high) for each of the four tests and the Composite. The Composite score is the average of the four test scores, rounded to the nearest whole number.

We base ACT scores on the number of questions answered correctly. We do not deduct any points for wrong answers. Then we convert the raw scores to scale scores. Scale scores have the same meaning for all versions of the tests.

Three of the four tests also have subscores, which range from 1 (low) to 18 (high).

There is no direct, mathematical relationship between subscores and test score. Also, the test scores in English, mathematics, and reading do not represent the sum of the subscores in those areas.

Requesting Accommodations and/or English Learner (EL) Supports

  1. Indicate need for accommodations and/or English learner supports
  2. Register for the ACT test
  3. Create or log in to an existing account
  4. Select the type of accommodation and/or English learner supports you need
  5. Upon completion of your registration, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to work with your school to submit a request. Forward his email to your case manager and/or school counselor along with a completed Consent to Release Information to ACT (PDF) form.  This email initiates the process. 

Your school official will submit your request to ACT.  ACT will review the request and email the Decision Notification to your school official.

Your school official should contact you within two weeks of submitting your request.

Note: The basic fees and registration deadlines for testing with accommodations and/or English learner supports are the same. Find upcoming test dates and deadlines on the Registration page.

All accommodation and EL supports requests should be submitted by your school official by the published registration deadlines for your preferred test date.

ACT/SAT Prep Information

Check our Guidance Office to see if any courses will be offered throughout the year.