What is the ACT?

  • The ACT is a national college admission examination
  • It is not an IQ or aptitude test
  • Questions are directly related to what is taught in high school
    • English
    • Math
    • Science
  • The test also consists of one writing prompt that describes two points of view on an issue and students are asked to write response.  This is an optional 30 minute essay that can be added for an additional fee.


Your Composite Score and each Test Score (English, Math, Reading, Science) range from 1 (low) to 36 (high). The Composite Score is the average of your four Test Scores, rounded to the nearest whole number.  There is a separate report for each time test is taken. Average score 21 (2017).


About the ACT

The ACT is another college entrance exam that is accepted by all colleges. However, the ACT is not an aptitude or an IQ test, it is an achievement test. The test questions on the ACT are directly related to what you have learned in your high school courses in English, mathematics, reading and science. The link below contains specific information about the exam. 


ACT Registration

ACT - 1-319-337-1270

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