ACT 2019 APPLICATION & REGISTRATION
ACT (American College Testing) is a standardized test used by most colleges and universities in The United States for making admission decisions. Students willing to apply into any US college are required to appear for ACT or SAT, an equivalent test. They can register for the test through online or offline mode. International (Non-US) students can register online only.
It is recommended to students to register early as it can get the aspirants exam day and center of their choice and also save from the late fees. Before moving to the registration process students can have a view at the available ACT 2019 Dates.
The ACT Test Dates varies for US and Non- US students. Below is the tabulated test dates for US and International test dates:
|ACT Test Date||ACT Registration Deadline||Late Registration|
ACT Score Release Date
April 13, 2019
March 8, 2019
March 9-25, 2019
April 23 – June 7, 2019
June 8, 2019
May 3, 2019
May 4-20, 2019
June 18 – August 2, 2019
July 13, 2019
June 14, 2019
June 15-24, 2019
July 23 – August 26, 2019
September 14, 2019
August 16, 2019
September 1, 2019
September 24 – October 10, 2019
October 26, 2019
September 27, 2019
October 13, 2019
November 12 – 26, 2019
December 14, 2019
November 8, 2019
November 25, 2019
December 24 – January 7, 2020.
|ACT Test Date||ACT Registration Deadline||Late Registration Deadline|
April 12 – 13, 2019
March 22, 2019
March 23 – April 5, 2019
June 7 – 8, 2019
May 17, 2019
May 18 – 31, 2019
High school students can register for ACT test by the following methods:
Students will have to visit the official website for ACT registration – act.org
Step 1 – Assemble Your Documents
Step 2 – Visit the Official Website
Step 3 – ACT Account Creation
Step 4 – Register for ACT
Step 5 – Complete Your Profile
The conducting body of ACT needs to know about the exam takers and their demographical status to provide them with right suggestions of careers and majors.
Students can complete their profile by mentioning details of thier high school, educational and career plans and interests, financial aid needs and demographic background.
However, nearly all questions are optional in this section.
Step 6 – Select ACT Test Date
Step 7 – Selection of Writing Section
Step 8 – Select the colleges to share your scores with
Step 9 – Choose the ACT Test Center
Step 10 – Review the Form Once
Step 11 – Payment of ACT Registration Fee
Step 12 – Upload Your Photo
The final step before printing your ticket is uploading your photo of face and shoulders. The same photo will be printed on your hall ticked so that the invigilator can confirm your identity at the exam venue.
The Photo should have a plain and light colored background with good lighting. You must not wear a cap/ hat/ sunglasses or head wears.
The photo should be in a portrait mode and JPG, JPEG, PNG or BMP format. It must be 2” X 2” in physical and less than 5 MBs in digital size.
However, you can upload your photo at a separate time but before the deadline. Failing to upload the photo before the deadline will lead to cancellation of registration.
You are done with the online registration process. Take a print of your ACT ticket and save it for further use. It must be carried by the students to their respective exam centers.
Students who are unable to register through online mode and those who don’t have a credit card/ a fee waiver or are younger than 13 years of age can register by mail only. However, International students must register online only.
Step 1 – Request a Register- by- Mail Form
Step 2 – Fill the Form
Step 3 – Mail the Physical form
Students who miss the deadlines or needs to sit for the test on an urgent basis can register for standby admittance.
Step 1 – Login in your ACT Account
Step 2 – Select a large Test Center
Choosing a large testing center will increase your chances of getting a seat.
There are seats reserved for standby. So a large center will have a more number of seats.
Step 3 – Visit Test Center Early
The ACT cost varies for US and Non-US students and also choice of paper that is with or without writing section. As of 2019, the ACT cost is tabulated below:
|Act Cost||US Students (in USD)||Non-US Students (in USD)|
|ACT without Writing||50.50||150|
|ACT with Writing||67||166.50|
|Test Date Change||30||30|
|Test Center Change||30||30|
There is a fee waiver available for eligible students which can be availed by visiting the official website and apply for the aid.
Ques. What is the attempt limit for ACT Test?
Ans. As per the official website of ACT, a student can attempt the test for a maximum of 12 times.
Ques. Can I register without creating an ACT account?
Ans. Yes, you can register by mail without creating an account though it is highly recommended to create an account to view and send the score to colleges.
Ques. How to cancel Act test Registration?
Ans. ACT registration once done cannot be cancelled. However, you can change the exam date, test option and test center. Registration fee is nonrefundable under any circumstances.
Ques. Is the registration fees for US and Non – US students same?
Ans. No, the fees for US students is USD 50.50 and USD 67 for ACT without writing and with writing respectively. While for Non – US students it is USD 150 and 166.50 for without and with writing respectively.
Ques. I did not upload the photo while registering for ACT. Can I do it now?
Ans. ACT has a separate deadline to upload the photo if you did not upload it at the time of registration. If you don’t upload your photo before the deadline then your registration will be cancelled and fees will be forfeited.
Ques. Can I change my test date on the test day?
Ans. Before opening the seal of the question set you can postpone the test day on the test day.
Ques. What is a Registration packet of ACT test?
Ans. It is the physical registration form that can be either procured from your high school or online downloaded and printed. It is used for ACT registration through mail.
Ques. What exactly is standby admittance registration?
Ans. When a student misses a deadline or needs to appear for the test on urgent basis, then he can apply for standby registration. In this he can select an exam date which must be later than a week from the date of registering, and a test center where he is not guaranteed a seat but can get one. The fees for this registration process is higher than other two methods.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College