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How to register for the ACT

How to register for ACT?

Are you planning to take the ACT? Registering for the ACT is the very first thing to do so keep a check on the registration deadlines for ACT. Usually, it is about five weeks before the actual test date. However, we would suggest you to check the official ACT website for registration deadline.

Here is a step by step process to apply for the ACT:

Step 1: Log in to the ACT Website to have your own account.

Go to the official website for ACT and click on the “Sign In” button at the upper right of the page, and then click on the “create account” option. The next thing to do is to set up an online account and for that, you need to have your social security number and your high school code. By doing so, you will be able to do multiple things such as checking your scores online and can send a request for more score reports. Also, make sure that you fill in your name properly that is as it appears on your passport or any other approved ID which you will be taking to your test center.

Step 2: How to Register

Once your account is created, you need to click the “Register” button. This will take you to the other pages where you will be filling the other important details for ACT Registration.

  • Personal information like left-hand vs. right-hand (so you get placed in an appropriate testing desk), religious affiliations, parental educational background, and disabilities. Remember, this is all voluntary information.
  • Your high school summary like which school you attended and the courses you’ve taken. You’ll also find questions about the extracurricular involvement in high school.
  • You will find questions regarding your college preferences such as whether you are planning for full time or part-time.
  • The specific testing date and location.
  • The colleges where you’d like your score reports to be sent. You can choose up to four colleges with the basic fee, so you’ll save money if you’ve decided where you’d like them to go before you register.
  • Intended future college major and career choices.
  • During the process, you will be asked to upload a current headshot. Here you need to be sure that you follow the parameters exactly, or you could be banned from taking the ACT on test day. Both the photograph and the name on your identification are important pieces of information that ACT uses to make it difficult for anyone to cheat by having someone else take the exam for them.

You must be thinking that why ACT wants this information? The thing is that the ACT provides names to colleges of students who might be an appropriate match for those schools. The more information they have about your grades, courses, and interests the easier it becomes for them to align your credentials with potential colleges.

Step 3: How to Pay

You need to check the official ACT website for the current ACT fees and fill in your voucher number if you have got one. Then, click the “Submit” button to complete the registration and take a print out of your admission ticket. You will receive an email regarding your confirmation on your email address.

Step 4: Preparing for the ACT

Once you are done with the registration process what you need to do is to prepare for the ACT. Start by going through the ACT basics, and then running through these 21 ACT test strategies to help you perform as well as possible when test day rolls around. Then, try your hand at an ACT English quiz or Math quiz to see how you might respond to the real ACT questions. Finally, pick up an ACT prep book or two to help see you through the end.

Good luck!