The ACT is an important factor in the college admissions process. Most 4-year schools require the test + your grades to make an official admissions decision. Many schools and organizations also use this score as part of scholarship application requirements. Short version: this test is important!
The test can be taken many times throughout the year, usually at SCHS. All Missouri juniors take the state-wide ACT test This test is FREE to students.
how to sign up
First-time test takers can sign up for the ACT here. There are a few things to know about registering:
- If signing up before your free test as a junior, be sure to keep track of your ACT ID and password!
- The test does cost. The regular test is $46.00 and the test with writing is $62.00
- If you participate in a free/reduced price lunch program, you are eligible to receive up to 2 fee waivers, which can be picked up in my office
signing up after the junior test (for the first time)
Signing up for the junior test is handled through the school, so if that test is your first time taking the ACT, there are a few steps you need to take:
- You will have an ACT ID assigned to you, you will need to go to the College Adviser's office and get this number to create your account and register for future tests
- The rest of the information on signing up applies as usual