|Section||Number of Questions||Time Allotted||Score|
|English||75 questions||45 minutes||1-36|
|Mathematics||60 questions||60 minutes||1-36|
|Reading||40 questions||35 minutes||1-36|
|Science||40 questions||35 minutes||1-36|
|Writing (Optional)||1 prompt||40 minutes||1-36|
Registering for the exam can be done in two ways: online or via post. Of course, registering online is the most efficient manner. The only reason you should be registering by mail is if you are under the age of 13 or do not wish to pay by credit card.
|Test Date||Registration Deadline||(Late Fee Required)|
|September 9, 2017||August 4, 2017||August 5-18, 2017|
|October 28, 2017||September 22, 2017||September 23-October 6, 2017|
|December 9, 2017||November 3, 2017||November 4-17, 2017|
|February 10, 2018*||January 12, 2018||January 13-19, 2018|
|April 14, 2018||March 9, 2018||March 10-23, 2018|
|June 9, 2018||May 4, 2018||May 5-18, 2018|
|July 14, 2018*||June 15, 2018||June 16-22, 2018|
|September 8, 2018|
|October 27, 2018|
|December 8, 2018|
|February 9, 2019*|
|April 13, 2019|
|June 8, 2019|
|July 13, 2019*|
You can make changes to your registration through your ACT web account. The kinds of changes that can be made include:
See current ACT fees for details about additional fees.
If you decide you do not want to test, your basic registration fee and any additional service fees (e.g. late registration, test center change) are nonrefundable. Fees for optional services may be refundable.
If you miss the test for any reason, including illness, injury, being denied admission at the test center for lack of ID, or late arrival, your options are listed below.
IMPORTANT: Once you break the seal on your test booklet, you cannot later request a test date change, even if you do not complete all your tests. You must register again and pay the full fee for your test option if you want to retest.
Log in to your ACT web account and select "Make Changes to Your Registration" or call ACT Registration at 319.337.1270 by the regular deadline for the new test date. You will be charged the full fee for the new test date in addition to the test date change fee. If you call during the late registration period, you will also be a charged a late fee. In either case, your basic fee for the original test date will be refunded. (If you register for a new test date instead of making a test date change, your basic fee for the original test date will not be refunded.)
If you decide you do not want to test on another test date, your registration fee and any additional fees (such as late fee or test center change fee) are nonrefundable. If you do not test, no score reports will be sent.
If you do not test and do not make a test date change, the following fees for optional services are refundable if you ordered and paid for the services when you registered:
To request a refund of these optional services, write "REFUND" on your unused admission ticket and mail it to ACT Registration, email email@example.com with "REFUND" in the subject line, or write a letter including your identifying information and the test date and test option for which you registered. Label your envelope "REFUND." Refunds will be issued about eight weeks after your scheduled test date and will be issued in the form of payment originally received (for example, a credit will be applied to your credit card).
Requests for refunds for the 2016–2017 testing year received after July 31, 2017, will not be considered.