ACT Exam Registration

7 Things to Check Before Registering for ACT

ACT is a world level exam that has come into existence to provide better career options to high school students. Keep yourself in the shoes of those high school students who are no doubt meritorious, have keen interest in higher studies, possess good high school grades but are still wandering in darkness waiting for an illuminated path towards getting employment. This lighted path is one and only; the ACT! It provides you with the way to join a renowned institution across the world for higher studies. So, hurry up and grab details on how to register for this test.

However, before registering for this test, you have to keep in mind certain points that are inevitable to be assessed for ACT registration. These are the eligibility to take the test, the choice of the colleges where you want to take admission, the test format, the most suitable test date and test center, ACT fees in different conditions etc. Let us discuss them one by one in the following paragraphs:





1. Eligibility for ACT

Visit the official website of ACT and open a free web account. However, before you start registering yourself online, you have to check whether you are eligible for online registration or not. For your information, only if you are at least 13 years of age, can you sign up for the test online. If your age is less than 13 years, you have to register yourself by the mailing process. The reason for this variation is that according to the Internet privacy laws, you are not allowed to open the free student web account unless you are at least 13 years old.

2. Acquire Username and Password

After you have opened your student web account, you have to fill up the online registration form for taking ACT. It demands details such as, your first name, last name, e-mail address etc. After you have filled up these details, you will get your username and a valid password for further processes.

3. Check for Suitable Colleges

In the registration form, you also have to mention your choice about the four best colleges anywhere in the United States. For this, you have to seek the college codes as well as the information about the admission deadlines for various courses that they offer at the graduate and postgraduate levels. Moreover, you should know which test format of the ACT they consider for providing admissions to their course programs i.e. whether they prefer the ACT without the writing test or  with the writing test. Based on these pieces of information, you have to take further decisions such as, selection of the test date and center accordingly.

4. Decide on the ACT Test Date

Do not be confused with the several dates that the official website of ACT displays separately for the United States, its territories, Canada and Puerto Rico; and all other countries. Now that you have selected your dream colleges and have come to know about their application submission details, admission procedures and onset of their academic programs, you are in a position to select the most appropriate test date. You have to select such a date that will let you receive your score report before the application submission deadlines of the college, where you want to get admission expires. You can then, easily apply to that college with your ACT score in your hand at the time of an interview call.

5. Decide on the ACT Test Center

Before you register, make up your mind whether you have to take ACT in the United States, or in other countries. Based on this choice, scroll down the various test center options that are available in the chosen country and then look for the dates when those test centers are arranging the ACT. Based on the test date that is most appropriate for you, the test center can be selected. However, you also have to consider other factors such as the convenience to reach the test center, whether the test center is well ventilated and spacious, whether the supervisors are well-trained and cooperative etc.

6. Know the Mode of Payment for the Test

While carrying out the registration procedures for the exam, you should be aware of the basic registration fees and the mode of payment for registration. If you are 13 years or older, you can use an authorized credit card for payment. Payment can be done online with any MasterCard, VISA card, DISCOVER or an American Express card. However, if you are less than 13 years old or do not possess a valid credit card, you can request a register by mail packet. To get more details on the mode of payment for the online registration, you can refer to the link http://www.actstudent.org/faq/answers/howpay.html.

7. Look for the Facilities that can be Availed

Always remember that the ACT administration favors you if you need any financial help or are a disabled person! You must check whether you are eligible or not and mention your weakness while  registering.

Now that you have gone through the seven most important factors, they must play their roles while you register for ACT! Otherwise, you might face certain problems such as cancellation of the chosen test date or test center or might even face the worse situation of Standby Testing that could lead to not getting a chance to sit for the exam. Hope, you will not ignore these important factors while registering for ACT!