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  • 1. ACT: Are You Ready to Act Now?
    Senior Advisory Lesson
    September 9, 2010
    ACT Information and Registration
  • 2. ACT stands for American College Testing.
    It is a national college entrance exam covering four the for areas of English, Math, Reading, and Science.
    There are a total of 215 questions that take about 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete with a short 10 minute break.
    WHAT is the ACT?
  • 3. Most colleges will use your test scores to award you scholarship money.
    ALL colleges and universities also use your scores to place you in your freshman college courses.
    For example, you need to score a 22 or higher in the math section of the ACT to not be enrolled in a remedial math course. (Remedial college courses must be paid for like a regular course BUT you don’t get credit for it on your transcript.)
    WHY take the ACT?
  • 4. For scholarship purposes, you can take the ACT anytime but we recommend the spring of your junior year and then up until December of your senior year.
    You can still take the ACT past December of your senior year but your scores will not be reflected with scholarship money. It can prevent you from taking a remedial course if your scores go up in the spring of your senior year.
    WHEN do I take the ACT?
  • 5. ACTRegister online: www.actstudent.org
    Do you want to play Division I or II College sports?
    Send your scores to NCAA – mark 9999 –when you register.
     
    Test Date Regular RegistrationLate Registration
    Postmark DeadlinePostmark Deadline
     
    Sept. 11, 2010 (BVW) Aug. 6, 2010 Aug. 20, 2010
    Oct. 23, 2010 Sept. 17, 2010 Oct. 1, 2010
    Dec. 11, 2010 (BVW) Nov. 5, 2010 Nov. 19, 2010
    Feb. 12, 2011 (BVW) Jan. 7, 2011 Jan. 21, 2011
    April 9, 2011 Mar. 4, 2011 Mar. 18, 2011
    June 11, 2011 (BVW) May 6, 2011 May 20, 2011
    WHEN do I take the ACT?
  • 6. Register online at www.act.org
    You will need to create an ACT registration account.
    Let’s get on the computers now and register for the next test on October 23, 2010.
    HOW do I register for the ACT?
  • 7. Get on the website for www.act.org
    Review the FREE test prep options
    Look up the university/college you are looking at applying to and find out if they want you to take the writing portion of the test.
    See the FAQ’s and student blog.
    Have you already registered?

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