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Registration now open for ACT test

Registration is now open for the October 24 ACT achievement test. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register before September 18.

The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam. It tests what students have learned in school, not their aptitude for learning.

The ACT has four sections - English, mathematics, reading and science - and takes about three hours to complete. Students who take the ACT Plus Writing complete an optional writing test that requires an additional 30 minutes.

During registration students may select up to four universities to receive their score reports. ACT scores are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities across the U.S. ACT reports scores only when requested by the student. Additional reports are available for a small fee.

The cost for the ACT without writing is $32. When combined with the optional ACT Writing Test, the total cost is $47. Students who qualify may apply for a fee waiver through their high school counselor.

For information or to register online, visit the ACT website at Students may also pick up registrations forms from their high school counseling offices. Forms must be postmarked by September 18. Late registration is available from September 19 to October 2 for an extra $21 fee.