The ACT is America’s most popular college entrance exam, and in 2023, millions of high school students will take it in hopes of improving their scores and increasing their chances of getting into college.
Whether you are an ACT test taker or a parent of an ACT test taker, knowing the dates of upcoming ACT tests can help you prepare for the upcoming test. Plan ahead with this list of ACT test dates, deadlines, and registration cut-off dates for the 2023 testing year.
An Introduction to the ACT Exam
If you’re just beginning your ACT journey, then you might be wondering just what is the ACT exam exactly? The ACT exam is a college admissions test that has long been used by American colleges and universities to help them make admissions decisions. The ACT test can also be used by international students who want to study in the United States.
The ACT exam is offered through two programs: the ACT Student (previously known as the ACT High School or Regular) and the ACT College Prep (previously known as the ACT Plus Writing). These are both certification programs, meaning that they’re recommended for students who want to earn college credit.
The ACT is a four-hour exam that tests students’ knowledge of English, mathematics, reading and science. The test consists of roughly 215 multiple-choice questions, and we’ve broken down the sections of the ACT below:
- English Section: 45 minutes. 75 questions covering grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, rhetorical skills, language, and topic development
- Math section: 60 minutes, 60 questions covering algebra, functions, coordinate geometry, plane geometry, volume measurements, trigonometry, statistics & probability, rates & percentages, proportional relationships
- Reading Comprehension: 35 minutes, 40 questions covering the ability to find & interpret details, comparative relationships, understand context-dependency, make generalizations, analyze voice, tone, and style, claims and arguments
- Science Section: 35 minutes, 40 questions covering biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, data representation, research summaries, conflicting viewpoints, evaluating theories & hypotheses
There is also an optional 40 minute essay, known as the Writing Section, that assesses a student’s ability to develop unique perspectives, critical thinking & reasoning, relationships between differing viewpoints, expository writing, evaluating arguments, and rhetorical analysis
ACT scores range from 1 to 36, with 36 being a perfect score on all four sections of the exam. The average composite score on the exam is around 22, which means that most students will get somewhere between 20 and 23 on each section of the exam if they take it seriously and prepare adequately for it.
An Overview of 2023 ACT Test Dates
The ACT exam is administered more than 1.5 million times each year and is offered on 19 different dates each year at hundreds of locations across the USA; it’s also offered on all seven continents, including Antarctica. In fact, in a single year there are more than 1 million students who take the ACT globally — and this number is growing each year.
The below tables lists all of the upcoming ACT dates for the upcoming 2023 test year, complete with the registration deadline for each of the dates. Note that these test dates are only for the United States, Puerto Rico, and other United States territories.
|2023 ACT Test Date||Registration Deadline||Late Registration Deadline||Photo Upload Deadline|
|February 11, 2023||January 6th, 2023||January 20th, 2023||February 3rd, 2023|
|April 15th, 2023||March 10th, 2023||March 24th, 2023||April 7th, 2023|
|June 10, 2023||May 5th, 2023||May 19th, 2023||June 2nd, 2023|
|July 15th, 2023||June 16th, 2023||June 23rd, 2023||July 7th, 2023|
At the time of this article’s publication, only 4 of the 7 test dates for the ACT have been officially announced, and the August, September, and October test dates will be published as soon as they become officially available. However, since there is little fluctuation year-over-year, experts are usually able to project ACT test dates that have yet to be announced. The projected ACT test dates for the remainder of the year can be found below:
|Projected 2023 ACT Test Date||Projected Registration Deadline||Projected Late Registration Deadline|
|September 10th, 2023||August 5th, 2023||August 19th, 2023|
|October 20th, 2023||September 16th, 2023||September 30th, 2023|
|December 10th, 2023||November 4th, 2023||November 17th, 2023|
2023 ACT Special Testing Windows
ACT offers special testing windows for students with disabilities and English language learners (ELLs). These special testing windows are offered to accommodate students who need extra time on their ACT exam.
|Regular 2023 ACT Test Date||Special Testing Window|
|February 11th, 2023||February 11th – February 26|
|April 15th, 2023||April 15th – April 30th|
|June 10th, 2023||June 10th – June 25th|
|July 15th, 2023||July 15th – July 30th|
When Is The Best Time To Take the ACT?
The answer to this question depends on how soon you need to know your score and what kind of admissions process you are going through. If you are applying early decision, then taking the test on one of the early dates will give you an edge over other applicants who take it later in the year.
If you aren’t applying early but still want to get an idea about where your scores stand before sending in applications for regular admission, then taking the test on one of these earlier dates will help with that too.
There are pros and cons to taking either early or late in your high school career. If you take it early, you’ll know whether or not you need to study more for certain sections of the test and what areas need improvement before applying to college. However, if you take it late in high school, your scores will likely be higher due to maturity and experience gained over time.
Generally speaking, the earlier you take the ACT, the better your score will be. Additionally, if you miss your test date due to illness or other issues, you’ll have to wait six months before retaking it — a long time for many high schoolers!
How To Register for the ACT Exam
After you’ve chosen an ACT test date, the next step is actually registering for the exam. There are a few different ways to sign up for the exam, and you’ll want to make sure you’re doing it correctly to ensure that you get your best score possible without any complications.
The easiest way to register for the ACT is online. You’ll find this option on the ACT website, which is where most students sign up for the exam. There’s also an option for signing up for a paper-based test, as well as testing accommodations if you have a physical disability or learning difference that could affect your performance on the test (see below).
Register by Phone
You can also register over the phone by calling 1-888-CALL-ACT (1-888-225-5228) between 6:00 AM and 9:00 PM Eastern time Monday through Friday and 7:00 AM until 3:00 PM Eastern time on Saturday (Pacific time zone). If you’re registering by phone, you need to have access to a credit card to pay for your registration fee (which varies depending on how many tests you’re taking). You’ll need your Social Security number or date of birth when you call in order for them to process your registration.
How Much Does The ACT Cost?
The full ACT costs $63 per student, which includes all four sections of the exam (English, Math, Reading and Science). You can register online or by phone at 1-866-527-7728. If you want to take the ACT with the optional writing section, then the fee is $88.00 per student.
If you’re find yourself registering past the registration deadline, then there will be a $36.00 late registration fee. There are also a variety of additional fees determined by your specific scenario:
- Standby testing fee: $63.00 – This fee will be refunded if you are denied admission to a test center or if your registration gets cancelled
- Change fee: $42.00 – If you’ve registered for a specific date and need to make a change, you will incur a $42.00 change fee
- Score reports to 5th and 6th college choices: $16.00 – By default, your ACT score will be sent to your first four college choices; if you want to have your score sent to a 5th and 6th college, this will cost $16.00.
- Additional score reports: $18.00 – Each additional score report will costs $18.00. You can request additional score reports online
- Score Verification: $55.00 – Score verification for the multiple-choice section of the test costs $55.00, as does verification for the writing test score. If you want verification for both sections of the exam, this will cost $110.00
You can find more information about the ACT Exam on their website.
ACT Fee Waivers
The ACT Fee Waiver Program is a benefit of the College Board’s partnership with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education. It enables qualified students to take the ACT for free. Students who qualify for the program will receive one free test registration and score report, as well as a second test registration and score report if more than one test is taken within a 12-month period.
If you are eligible for this program, you must register at least three weeks before your scheduled test date in order to receive your scores on time. ACT fee waivers are available for students who meet the following requirements:
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Have a household income of $45,000 or less
- Attend high school in the U.S., with plans to enroll in an undergraduate degree program in the fall after taking the ACT exam
- Not be currently enrolled in college
How To Find an ACT Test Center Near You
The ACT exam is given at more than 1,600 test centers around the world. In the United States and its territories, you can take the ACT at high schools, colleges and universities, and Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools.
The ACT Website has a handy test center locator tool that students can use to find a test center in their area. This tool can be found on the ACT registration website.
Taking the ACT Outside of a Test Center (Arranged Testing)
ACT testing outside of a testing center is available for homebound students and those with disabilities. If you can’t make it to a testing center, you may be able to take the ACT in your home or at another location that’s comfortable for you.
You must have a valid reason why it would be difficult for you to travel to a testing center on Saturday morning. This could be because of your health condition or disability, your age (if you are 18 years old or younger), your religion, your family situation or other factors.
Additional Registration Information For The ACT
In addition to knowing when the ACT is being offered and where to find a test center near you, there are some other considerations to be aware of if you’re planning on taking the ACT in 2023.
In order to complete your registration for the ACT, you will need to submit a photo of yourself for identification & security reasons. This photo must be a clear (meaning not blurry, distorted, or hard to see) with a normal background (we recommend a white or black background for maximum visibility. This photo must a full shot of your face and shoulders, and should be correctly oriented in portrait mode (not landscape.) This should go without saying, but you shouldn’t apply any filters, lenses, or emojis to your photo.
When you register for the ACT online, you will be prompted to upload your identification photo. This photo can be a JPG, JPEG, PNG, or BMP file with a maximum size of 5MB, no larger than 640 x 480 pixels. The deadlines for uploading your ACT identification photo are below and correspond to your respective test date.
ACT Testing Accommodations
The ACT test accommodates students with disabilities and English language learners. The ACT offers a wide range of accommodations and supports to help students with disabilities or English language learners take the test.
The ACT has three types of accommodation types:
- Physical Accommodations: A physical accommodation is an adjustment to the testing environment that allows you to take the test safely and comfortably. Examples include special seating or a reduced distraction environment.
- Test-taking Accommodations: A test-taking accommodation is an adjustment to the way in which you take the test that allows you to demonstrate your skills and knowledge in the best possible way. Examples include extended time, large font, or audio CD.
- English Language Learner Supports: English language learner (ELL) supports are available for students whose first language is not English and who need additional time to complete their test. ELL accommodations are not available for students who have been educated in English since kindergarten.
Since special test-taking accommodations are based on the accommodations you receive in school, you will need to work with your school officials to begin the registration process for these accommodations. More information regarding ACT accommodations can be found on the official ACT website.
How To Prepare To Take the ACT In 2023
The ACT is designed to assess your knowledge and skills across a broad range of subjects, so you need to study broadly and deeply in order to do well on it. Here are some tips to prepare for the ACT in advance:
- Start early — The ACT is a long exam. You’ll want to start studying at least a month before the test date. You’ll want to study basic math concepts like fractions and decimals, algebraic concepts like slope and y-intercepts, geometry concepts like area and perimeter, basic trigonometry (sine/cosine), statistics (mean/median/mode), and data analysis in preparation for the Math test section. Additionally, you’ll want to study basic grammar concepts such as parts of speech (nouns/verbs/adjectives), tenses (past/present/future) and sentence structure (subject/verb agreement). Many people don’t realize that English language proficiency is tested on this exam!
- Get familiar with the format — Before you begin studying, you should know what kind of questions will be on the exam and how long each section will last. Unlike other standardized tests like the SAT, which has an essay section, or the GRE, which has a separate vocabulary section, every question on the ACT is multiple choice. There are no essays or short answer questions on this test — just four sections with 60 questions each.
- Take practice tests — Practice makes perfect! Taking multiple practice tests will give you a better idea of what areas need more work, as well as help you identify strategies that work best for you. You can find free practice tests online or buy official ones from various sources.
- Practice with time limits — As with any standardized test, there are time limits for each section on the ACT exam. Make sure you’re comfortable working within these limits; if not, practice taking timed sections until it feels natural for you.
Frequently Asked Questions About ACT Test Dates for 2023
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions (and answers) regarding the ACT test dates and registration deadlines for the 2023 ACT test year.
What happens if I miss my scheduled ACT test date?
If you miss your scheduled ACT test date, you’ll need to reschedule your test. To reschedule, you will need to pay an additional $50 administration fee. You can make the change on the ACT website or by calling their test center reservation line at 1-800-ACT-TEST (1-800-232-8878).
You will have the option of either taking a different test date or changing the time of your current appointment. If you decide to take another test date, there is no limit on how long you have to wait before scheduling another appointment. However, if you decide to change the time of your current appointment, there are certain restrictions: first, you must make sure that there is an available slot within 30 days of your initial appointment date. Second, the new appointment cannot be scheduled within seven days before or after your original appointment date. If the center is unable to accommodate you at another time, they will refund the registration fee.
You should not reschedule your ACT test date unless it is absolutely necessary. The sooner you take the test, the better chance you have of improving your score.
When should I start preparing for the ACT?
If you’re planning to take the ACT, you’ll need to start preparing well before test day. The ACT is a long and challenging test, so you’ll want to spend as much time as possible practicing for it.
You might think that the best way to prepare for the ACT is by taking lots of practice tests. But there’s a problem with that approach: Most students don’t know how to take an official ACT practice test. That’s because they haven’t been taught how to read and respond to questions on real ACTs.
To get ready for your real ACT, you need to learn how to take practice tests like a pro. That means knowing exactly how the test works — and what types of questions are on the exam — so that when you take an actual test, you won’t be surprised by anything or lose points unnecessarily because of mistakes or misunderstandings.
How many times can you take the ACT?
Since the ACT is offered on a rolling basis, you can take it as many times as you want. If you don’t like your score or if you feel like you have room for improvement, there is nothing wrong with taking it again! You can even wait until after your junior year of high school so that you have more time to prepare.
Planning On Taking the ACT In 2023?
If you’re preparing to take the ACT this upcoming year and need a little extra help with your prep, the experts at Inspirica Pros are here to help. We offer one-on-one ACT tutoring designed around your specific academic needs to help you ace the ACT and get into the college of your dreams.
Related ACT Resources:
- Strategies for the ACT Math Section
- How Do I Determine if I Should Take the ACT or the SAT?
- ACT Testing Accommodations Guide
- An Overview of What’s Tested on the ACT Reading Section
When should you start taking ACT test? ›
When Should You Take the ACT for the First Time? Most high school students take the ACT for the first time in their junior year. While you may wait to take it until the fall of your senior year, it's usually best to sit for the ACT sooner, ideally by the spring of your junior year.How many ACT test dates are there? ›
The ACT is only offered seven times per year: once each in February, April, June, July, September, October and December. That means you need to know which test date works best for your schedule, and you need to make sure that you'll get your scores back in time for college admissions deadlines.Is the ACT harder than the SAT? ›
The SAT and ACT generally cover the same topics. Both ACT and SAT scores are used for college admissions decisions and awarding merit-based scholarships. Most colleges do not prefer one test over the other. Neither the SAT or ACT is harder than the other.Is the ACT changing in 2023? ›
We've compiled the most important updates for the new 2022-2023 season below! The SAT and ACT will still be compared using the same concordance tables; they have no plans to adjust these moving forward.Will ACT be required for class of 2023? ›
According to FairTest, more than 1,750 schools will have ACT/SAT-optional policies in place for fall 2023, meaning that applicants can choose whether to submit test scores and have them be considered in a college's admissions process.What is the easiest month to take the ACT? ›
Origin of the Myth
But here's the thing: While there were studies done that showed higher scores in one month than another, those months changed year to year. First experts would cry “December is easiest! Take it in December!” and a few years later they'd swear “May is by far easier!”
You should aim to study for the ACT every day over the course of a few months, in addition to weekly timed practice tests. Make studying for the ACT a top priority, right after family and schoolwork.Can you take ACT as a senior? ›
If you aren't happy with your spring ACT score, you can still take the test in the fall of your senior year. Many students take the test multiple times; the September and October testing dates are particularly popular.Is 2 months enough for ACT? ›
Two hours a week of studying for two months is a good general goal if you are closer to the test date. If you have four or more months before the test, you could try just an hour a week.How many years is an ACT test good for? ›
SAT and ACT scores do not expire. However, SAT tests that are more than five years old are sent with a supporting document explaining that the scores may no longer be valid due to the age of the test, especially since both tests undergo renewal and changes with relative frequency.
Does the ACT test get harder every year? ›
Relatively speaking, the ACT has gotten “harder” over the years. As students start to do better on ACT, the test-makers gradually adjust the difficulty level of the test.Can you use a calculator on the ACT? ›
Examinees are encouraged to use a familiar calculator, but all problems may be solved without a calculator. Calculators may only be used on the mathematics test, including ACT WorkKeys Applied Math. Sharing calculators during the test is not permitted.Is it easier to raise SAT or ACT score? ›
Both of these tests are equally difficult, so regardless of your personal strengths, you can do well on both of them with the right resources and strategies.Is ACT math or SAT math harder? ›
Difficulty Depends on the Student
While there are similar mathematical concepts on both tests, students might find one or the other more difficult based on their own math skills. This is true of the tests themselves as well. The ACT isn't harder than the SAT or vice versa, despite what the myths say.
Harvard, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Penn, Dartmouth, and Stanford have all recently announced that they will remain test optional through the high school class of 2023, with Cornell going a step further remaining test optional through the high school class of 2024, and Harvard through 2026!Should I take ACT with writing or without? ›
Taking the writing test does not affect your subject area scores or your Composite score. However, without a writing test score, no English Language Arts (ELA) score will be reported.What are the subjects in ACT 2023? ›
ACT exam syllabus includes four sections English, Math, Reading, and Science. There is one more section, 'Writing', however, it is an optional section that includes one 30-40 minute prompt.Do ACT scores matter for class of 2023? ›
SAT and ACT scores are important in the 2022-2023 college admissions cycle when applying to test-required schools. As a matter of fact, especially if they're high, standardized test scores can be beneficial when applying to test-optional institutions. They don't count only when applying to test-blind colleges.Will SAT and ACT be Cancelled for Class of 2023? ›
The short answer is that the vast majority of schools are NOT requiring SAT test scores for the class of 2023 but that can absolutely change for those students entering fall 2024 and later.What SAT score do you need for class of 2023? ›
For the 1.7 million students who took the exam last year, the average SAT score 2022 is 1050. The average score for the Evidence-Based Writing (ERW) section is 529, and the average score for the Math section is 521. A good SAT Score for 2023 will likely be close to 1050 as well.
What month is the hardest ACT? ›
March is the worst! Avoid it like the plague! Don't you dare take October; that's when the smart seniors are sitting. All the jocks take December, that's the surest bet for a high score!What section of ACT is hardest? ›
Especially with no provided basic math formulas, this could be their “hardest section of the ACT.” But not every student struggles in math – they could have a hard time in Science, English, or Reading. So the hardest section of the test will absolutely vary from student to student.
With just one month to study for the ACT, you'll want to be as organized as possible to make the most of your time. It's ideal to spread your ACT prep over two or three months, but one month is still enough to see score gains.What should I study to pass the ACT? ›
- English: Punctuation and Grammar. Ah yes, punctuation and grammar! ...
- Math: Pre/Basic Algebra. ...
- Reading: Reading Strategically. ...
- Science: Graphs and Charts. ...
- Final Thoughts.
The best way to prepare for the ACT is to take challenging classes in high school. However, there are test-day tips and strategies that you can use as helpful tools before and during the ACT test: Get familiar with the test. Review the information found in the Preparing for the ACT practice booklet.What is a good ACT score for a senior? ›
In general, a good ACT score is any score in or above the 75th percentile — at least a 24. Students should aim to hit or exceed the middle 50% of ACT scores at their chosen colleges.What is the average ACT score for a senior? ›
The average Composite score declined by 0.5 points, from 20.3 in 2021 to 19.8 in 2022. It is the first time that the average Composite score has been below 20.0 since at least as far back as 1991.When should seniors stop taking the ACT? ›
Ideally, you want to finish your SAT/ACT testing before senior year so you can focus on applications exclusively.Is 1 week enough to study for the ACT? ›
You can make a lot of progress in 10 days, but you need to dedicate the necessary time to improve your ACT score. In this guide, I'll walk you through the steps to raise your score by up to four points in just 10 days. WARNING: Don't use this rushed study program unless absolutely necessary.How many hours a week should I study for the ACT? ›
At a minimum, plan to spend about one hour a week on ACT prep, though it's recommended that you carve out 2-3 hours per week. In the weeks that you take an ACT practice test (there are 4 total in this 3 Month Study Plan), plan to spend at least 6 hours on ACT prep.
Is 5 months enough time to study for ACT? ›
If you're pretty far off from your ideal score, meaning greater than 10 points off for the ACT, we recommend you plan to study for 4 or 5 months. You should, however, take into account how much time you have to study given your extracurriculars and your classes.What is the average ACT score in America? ›
Roughly 1.3 million students, or 36% of the U.S. high school graduating class of 2022, took the ACT. In 2022, the national average composite score was 19.8.Is the ACT test difficult? ›
The ACT challenges test-takers with a total of 215 questions across four sections. Complex reading passages and tricky math questions can make the ACT difficult for some. Taking ACT practice tests and learning key strategies can make the test easier for you.What is the lowest to highest ACT score? ›
Your Composite score and each test score (English, mathematics, reading, science) range from 1 (low) to 36 (high). The Composite score is the average of your four test scores, rounded to the nearest whole number.What section is the easiest on the ACT? ›
If you're trying to boost your ACT score, the English section is the easiest to tackle. Here's why: there is only a handful of technical grammar content covered and there are really only a handful of rhetorical skills covered.Does everyone get their ACT score at the same time? ›
When Do ACT Scores Come Out? ACT scores normally come out about 2-8 weeks after the ACT test date. If you took the Writing section of the ACT test, then you will not receive your multiple choice score at the same time as everyone else. Your ACT score will instead be sent out 5-8 weeks after your ACT test date.Do most colleges look at ACT scores? ›
All colleges that consider test scores in 2023 accept both the ACT and SAT for admissions and don't discriminate based on which test applicants take. The biggest reason why you might think a college prefers one test is that a college typically receives more of one test than the other. This is usually due to geography.What do I need to bring to my ACT test day? ›
- Admission Ticket. Print a copy of your admission ticket to bring to the test center. ...
- Acceptable Photo identification. Acceptable photo identification is required to be admitted to the test center. ...
- Mask. ...
- Number 2 pencil. ...
- Watch or Other Timing Device. ...
- Calculator. ...
You're even allowed to use powerful devices like the TI-84 family of graphing calculators. While many students have used such calculators, they often aren't familiar with all the “tricks” that can help them improve their ACT scores. That's why securing the services of an experienced ACT math tutor is so important.Which four subjects are always tested on the ACT? ›
What the ACT Measures. The ACT contains four multiple-choice tests—English, mathematics, reading, and science—and an optional writing test. These tests are designed to measure skills that are most important for success in postsecondary education and that are acquired in secondary education.
Does it look better to take both SAT and ACT? ›
Most colleges require either the SAT or ACT and express no preference for either test. That said, significant percentages of students at selective colleges are submitting scores from both tests when they apply.How many times can you take the ACT? ›
ACT Inc., which administers the exam, lets you take the test up to 12 times, though it's best to take it no more than 2-3 times. Beyond that, you're unlikely to boost your scores substantially. What's more, multiple retakes might reflect negatively on your college application.Is it easier to study for ACT or SAT? ›
Neither the SAT nor the ACT is “easier” or “harder” than the other – but different types of students usually do MUCH better on one than they do on the other.What score do you need on the math ACT to pass? ›
There's no “passing score” on the ACT; a good ACT score is one that helps strengthen your application and increases your chances of getting into the school of your choice.Where can I study for the ACT? ›
ACT®. org, the test-makers, maintain a website that can be a very helpful tool for students. Just reading over the materials there will familiarize you with the mindset of the organization and you're sure to find helpful tips and practice materials.What score do you need on the math ACT? ›
|Scale Score||English Raw Score||Math Raw Score|
|Test Date||Deadline||Online Score Release*|
|Oct 21, 2022||Sept 15, 2022||Nov 7; Nov 21, 2023|
|Dec 9, 2023||Nov 3, 2023||Dec 19, 2023; Jan 2, 2024|
|Feb 10, 2024||Jan 5, 2024||Feb 27; Mar 13, 2024|
|April 6, 2024||March 1, 2024||April 16; May 1, 2024|
A 23 ACT score may make you eligible for some merit-based scholarships, but remember that there are tons of other types of scholarships you're also applicable for, including ones based on your location, life circumstances, and extracurriculars.What is the minimum ACT score for most colleges? ›
Schools vary considerably in the kinds of ACT scores they look for in applicants. Less selective institutions tend to accept scores closer to the national average (21), whereas more competitive universities often prefer scores in the 32-36 range.What college requires an ACT score of 25? ›
What colleges can I get into with a 25 ACT score? You can apply to (and have a good chance) of getting accepted to many colleges. You'll want to find ones that fall within your Target range, though, which include San Diego State University, DePaul University, and Appalachian State University.
Is a 23 ACT score average? ›
A score of 23 on the ACT is above the current national average and will make you a strong applicant at many universities, but it may fall below the average score for accepted students at more selective colleges. The higher your ACT score, the more options are open to you.Is 26 a good ACT score for a freshman? ›
Is a 26 on the ACT good enough? Students who have 26 on the ACT scale can take admission to many colleges. Of 2 million test-takers, 26 ACT scores place an applicant in the top 82nd percentile nationally. This score highlights that the applicant has prepared well and has a good knowledge of all the sections.Is 31 a good ACT score for a sophomore? ›
Looking at this from another angle, a score of 31 on the ACT puts you at the 95th percentile — that means you scored higher than 95% of all test takers. Additionally, a 31 is within the range of scores that elite and extremely selective colleges accept on average.How can a student prepare for the ACT? ›
Study with official ACT practice tests and materials. Make sure to take full length practice tests! Review and practice each section on the test with a special focus on your weaker subjects (math, science, reading, and English). Seek extra help or tutoring as needed.Can I prepare for ACT in 3 months? ›
Three months is a solid amount of time to prep for the ACT. With 3 months, you will be able to spread out your studying and have ample time to work to master concepts tested on the ACT that may be unfamiliar at the start.What is the easiest ACT subject? ›
If you're trying to boost your ACT score, the English section is the easiest to tackle. Here's why: there is only a handful of technical grammar content covered and there are really only a handful of rhetorical skills covered.What subjects should I study for the ACT? ›
- English: Punctuation and Grammar. Ah yes, punctuation and grammar! ...
- Math: Pre/Basic Algebra. ...
- Reading: Reading Strategically. ...
- Science: Graphs and Charts. ...
- Final Thoughts.