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2019 – 2020 ACT Test Dates & Registration Deadlines

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The ACT is a widely used college entrance exam. It assesses high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. The score range is 1-36. The multiple-choice tests will cover four skill areas: English, math, reading, and science. ACT offers an optional fifth test, writing, that measures skill in planning and writing a short essay. The essay cannot be taken separately. The writing portion of the exam might be required for admission, depending on the university. Registration is required for the National Testing Dates.

What areas does the ACT test cover?

The multiple-choice test will cover four skill areas: English, math, reading and science. ACT offers an optional fifth test, writing, that measures skill in planning and writing a short essay. The essay cannot be taken separately. The writing portion of the exam might be required for college admission, depending on the university. The score range is 1-36. 

  • English: Punctuation, Grammar, and Usage, Sentence Structure, Strategy, Organization, and Style (45 minutes)
  • Mathematics: Pre-Algebra, Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Plane Geometry, and Trigonometry (60 minutes)
  • Reading: Prose Fiction, Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences (35 minutes)
  • Science: Data Representation, Research Summaries, and Conflicting Viewpoints (35 minutes)
  • Writing (Optional): (30 minutes)

Which Colleges have ACT Writing Test requirements?

Some colleges and universities have decided to require or to recommend that their applicants submit scores from the ACT Writing Test.

Others have decided writing test scores are not needed; their applicants do not need to take the test.

Others have not yet reported their decision to ACT.

2019 – 2020 Test Dates & Registration Deadlines

TEST DATE

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

LATE REGISTRATION PERIOD

December 14, 2019 (NNHS)

November 8, 2019

November 9-25, 2019

February 8, 2020 

January 10, 2020

January 11-17, 2020

April 4, 2020

February 29, 2020

March 1-16, 2020

June 13, 2020 

May 8, 2020

May 9-25, 2020

July 18, 2020

June 19, 2020

June 20-29, 2020

WSEA Tutoring’s ACT Prep Programs

  • Instruction covers all four content areas (English, Math, Reading, Science).
  • Small group instruction
  • Guided practice and test-taking strategies help each student achieve their best personal score
  • Experienced, caring instructors

Many of our students have increased their scores and received college scholarships.




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1260 Iroquois Ave
Unit 306
Naperville, IL 60563

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