ACT Test Center
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 test 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 the ACT test, you must first of all select the date on which you want to take the test, and the ACT test center at which you want to take it.
You can take the test at an official ACT test center. There are many such centers that are organized in the USA and in other countries around the world. An ACT test center is usually a school, college or some other type of educational institution. The organizers of the ACT test try to make sure that there is an ACT center 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 ACT center is available in a country. If you are unable to find an ACT test center that fulfills these criteria, you can make a request to the ACT 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 an ACT Test Center:
1. The most convenient ACT 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 test 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 test 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 test 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 ACT test, you are permitted to change the ACT 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 ACT test center is open for the test or not. The advice of the organizers of the ACT test is that you should not attempt to travel to the test 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 ACT test center. Your test may be cancelled and your scores may not be released if you violate the rules of the test.
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