Test Center for ACT

Where Can You Take the ACT

The ACT is a test that is conducted to assess the skills and knowledge of students seeking admission to colleges in the USA. The ACT consists of multiple-choice questions on the subjects of English, Mathematics, Reading and Science. A Writing test is also offered for those who want to take it. In order to register for this test, you must first of all select the date on which you want to take the test, and the center at which you want to take it.

You can take the test at an official test center.There are many such centers that are organized in the USA and in other countries around the world. A test center is usually a school, college or some other type of educational institution. The organizers of the test try to make sure that there is a center for ACT available in the USA, within a distance of 50 miles from your place of residence. In countries outside the USA, an attempt is made to ensure that at least one center is available in a country. If you are unable to find a test center that fulfills these criteria, you can make a request to the test organizers to arrange a special center for you.

Links to Locate an ACT Center:

Within the USA, you can find an ACT test center by using the following link, and entering the particulars of the area: http://www.actstudent.org/regist/centers.html

For centers in countries outside the USA, you can use the following link: http://www.actstudent.org/regist/outside.html

How to Select a Test Center:

1. The most convenient test center will be the one nearest to your place of residence.

2. If you want a non-Saturday test date, then you have to register for whichever date is available, at any center within 50 miles from your home, if you are in the USA. If you are outside the USA, then you have to register for any date available at any test center in your country. If there is no such date or center available, you can make a request for arranged testing.

3. If you want to take the ACT at a particular center and at no other, you should register as early as possible. There are limited seats at a center, and you will have a better chance of getting your choice of center, if you are one of the first candidates to register for it.

4. After you have registered for the test, you are permitted to change the test center, but you have to pay an additional fee of $21.00. If you request the change of center after the regular registration deadline for that date, you also have to pay the late fee of $21.00.

Other Points to Keep in Mind:

1. If you are not familiar with the test center that has been allotted to you, or it is far from your place of residence, or you anticipate travel difficulties, you could perform a test-run to the center a few days prior to the test date.

2. If there is bad weather on the day of the test, you can call on the phone, and try and find out if your test center is open for the test or not. The advice of the organizers of the test is that you should not attempt to travel to the center, if the weather does not permit you to do so safely, even of the center is open for the test. If you miss the test, you can contact the organizers and they will inform you about what you can do next.

3. You should familiarize yourself about behavior that is permitted and not permitted at the test center for ACT. Your test may be canceled and your scores may not be released if you violate the rules of the test.