2018-2019 ACT Information

 Test Dates Registration Deadline Late-Registration Deadline
 September 8, 2018 August 12, 2018August 13-26, 2017
 October 27, 2018** September 28, 2018
September 29- October 14, 2018
 December 8, 2018 November 2, 2018November 3-19, 2018
 February 9, 2019** January 11, 2019January 12-18, 2019
 April 13, 2019** March 8, 2019March 9-25, 2019
 June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019May 4-20, 2019
 July 13, 2019 June 14, 2019    June 15-24, 2019

For more information regarding the ACT, visit http://actstudent.org/index.html 

** indicate NCA test dates

The Test Information Release is available on the test dates in bold

If you have any questions about registering or preparing for the ACT, please contact Mrs. Petree at 417-887-9848 ext. 405.

NCA's school code (CEEB) is 263291.

The following links offer free online resources to prepare for the SAT/ACT:




Attention Parents:

ACT provides a monthly newsletter to inform students and their parents about college and career planning. ACT is a not-for-profit organization that serves millions of people in schools, colleges, professional associations, businesses, and government agencies with programs and services that help people achieve their education and career goals. 

New ACT Test Registration Procedure-Photo Upload

Students taking the ACT test are required to upload a recognizable photo of themselves to compete the registration process. The photo will be printed on the student's ACT ticket, which is required for admission on test day, and on the roster that testing staff use to check students in. This change is being made to increase test security measures and ensure a level and fair playing field for all students who take the ACT. Photos can be submitted with a computer or a mobile device such as a smart phone or tablet. Students who are not able to submit a photo electronically can send in a hard copy paper photo through the mail. Details about the photo upload process, including a full FAQ section, can be found on the ACT's student website: http://www.actstudent.org/

ACT Writing

An optional Writing Test is available to those who wish to take it. Slightly fewer than a fourth of four-year colleges require students to submit writing scores when applying for admission. To learn more about the ACT Writing Test, including the colleges that require it, go to https://actapps.act.org/writPrefRM/

ACT Preparation and ACT Resources

The ACT student website can help with test prep, including many free tools. Sample questions are available, along with Preparing for the ACT, a booklet with a complete practice test, scoring key, writing prompt, and sample essays. Plus, the ACT student website has test-day tips, a list of what to bring to the test location, and approved calculators for use on the Mathematics Test. 

Looking for an affordable ACT prep program? The ACT Online Prep, the only test prep program developed exclusively by ACT test development professionals, is a great option for students interested in improving ACT test taking skills in the comfort of their own home. Also, don’t forget to take advantage of free ACT prep resources. http://www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/Preparing-for-the-ACT.pdf 

For all of your questions about the ACT test, visit actstudent.org