The ACT Test measures high school students' educational development and serves as a key indicator of college success. The multiple-choice exam covers mathematics, reading, English and science. An optional writing section evaluates a student's ability to plan and create an essay.
The ACT is a paper and pencil test that lasts approximately four and a quarter hours without the essay and five hours with the essay. Please bring plenty of sharpened #2 pencils. You may also bring a calculator that is not a minicomputer, cell phone calculator or pocket organizer. Any calculator malfunction is the responsibility of the examinee.
You will need to create your free ACT web account at www.actstudent.org
The registration fee for the ACT without the optional writing portion is $35. The fee with the optional writing portion is $50.50. ACT may assess other charges for late or standby registration, additional scores or irregularities. All payments need to be made through the ACT.
Students may retake the ACT Test as often as it is offered but no more than 12 times total. Admissions applications need only reflect the highest scores from each of the sub-tests.
Visit the ACT website at www.actstudent.org for testing schedules.
Please read the "Registering for the ACT" bulletin or check “Students with Disabilities” at www.actstudent.org to determine which form of testing accommodations you should request. Advance arrangements are required – students requiring accommodations cannot test as standbys. Contact ACT Special Circumstances at (319) 337-1851 for additional information.
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Room assignments for this exam will be found on your admission ticket. Find directions to the University of South Florida and a campus map at http://www.usf.edu/about-usf/visit-usf.aspx.