Tests Services



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.

Schedule, Fees and Registration

Retest Policies

Students may retake the ACT 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.

Disability Services

Please view the ACT's students with disabilities guidelines 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.