Registration for ACT Test

Different Methods of Registration for ACT

The ACT test is offered in the months of September, October, December, February, April and June. The test dates are easy to remember as they usually come on a Saturday. Attempting the ACT requires that you register for the ACT test first. The registration for ACT test begins one month before the actual ACT test date. If you miss the registration date, you can opt for the late registration which is available for a late fee.

Different Methods of Registration for ACT

The registration for ACT test can be done by paying the required fee. ACT Writing is optional and usually contains an essay question. The ACT No Writing part is compulsory and contains multiple choices based questions. The fee for the Writing and No Writing part comes under the basic registration fee. Additional facilities like Test Center and Test Date change, Standby Testing, International Testing etc can be availed by paying the additional registration fee. Registration for ACT test can be done through online registration and register by mail method.

  • Online registration for ACT test is the fastest and easiest method for ACT registration. Any candidate who is above 13 years of age and has a valid credit or debit card can use this method of registration. Candidates attempting the ACT for the first time can also use the online registration method. Online registration for ACT test requires that you have a valid student web account, which can be created at the link: The account can be later accessed using the username and password that was used for creating the student web account. The account can be created by entering personal details. The details include:
    • Your name
    • Date of Birth
    • Gender
    • Place of residence
    • Details regarding your college
    • Preferred ACT test center and choice of colleges
    • Your E-mail ID
    • Your Social security number

    The advantages of online registration for ACT test are mentioned below.

    • Access to your account 24/7
    • Provides immediate information about availability of a test date and space at the preferred test location
    • Changes can be made in your account like changing a test date or test center etc. by logging in to your account
    • You are updated about the latest information regarding the ACT test
    • Your admission ticket can be viewed online and a print out of the same can be taken
    • Provides the facility of viewing your scores online
    • Registrations can be done for national as well as international test dates and locations
    • Request for arranged testing can be done online
    • Preparation materials for ACT can be ordered through online registration
    • Special accommodations can also be requested through this account

  • Registration by mail is used mostly by the candidates who are below 13 years of age. This is because internet policy prohibits a candidate below 13 years of age from creating a web account. This method is also used by a candidate who is the only person appearing from his educational institution. This method of registration for ACT test can be used by those who don't have a valid credit or debit card for making the payment for the ACT test fees. The register by mail packet is delivered to you within 7-10 working days, after making a request for the same at the ACT link: The registration form provided is same as the online registration form.

More information regarding registration for ACT test is available at the official website
ACT test is available on six different test dates, so the registration for ACT test needs to be done after careful planning. Even though you have an option for changing the test date and test location, you need to be careful because this comes for a fee. So, plan for the appropriate ACT test date and then complete the registration process using the method suitable for you.

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