Campion College was recently appointed as an international ACT Centre. ACT is a US college entrance test. It is administered in 50 US states and internationally. It was first administered in 1959. It is accepted by all college and universities. It is offered by ACT. The website is www.act.org.
How much does it cost to take the ACT?
The 2010-2011 basic registration fee is US$33, which includes sending score reports to up to four college choices. The basic registration fee for the ACT Plus Writing is US$48.
How long does the test take?
Just over 4 hours for the ACT without the Writing Test, including administration instructions and breaks. Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes, broken down as follows:
- English: 45 minutes
- Math: 60 minutes
- Reading: 35 minutes
- Science: 35 minutes
The ACT Writing Test adds 30 minutes to the testing time.
When are the test dates?
In the 50 United States, the ACT is administered on six national test dates: in September, October, December, February, April, and June.
How do students benefit from taking the ACT?
- The ACT is universally accepted for college admission.
- The ACT is curriculum-based. The ACT is not an aptitude or an IQ test. Instead, the questions on the ACT are directly related to what students have learned in high school courses in English, mathematics, and science. Because the ACT tests are based on what is taught in the high school curriculum, students are generally more comfortable with the ACT than they are with traditional aptitude tests or tests with narrower content.
- The ACT is more than a test. The ACT also provides test takers with a unique interest inventory that provides valuable information for career and educational planning and a student profile section that provides a comprehensive profile of a student’s work in high school and his or her future plans.
- The ACT is a good value. As a private, not-for-profit organization governed by educators, ACT is committed to providing services at the lowest possible cost. Accordingly, the ACT provides a comprehensive package of educational assessment and career planning services for college-bound students at a fee that is lower than the fee for the competing admission test.
How often can students take the ACT?
A student may take the ACT no more than twelve (12) times total and only once per national test date.