About the Test

Standardized test scores are frequently required as part of the college admissions process. The ACT is one of two tests that can be taken to fulfill that requirement, the other being the SAT. The ACT tests in five areas -- English, Reading, Math, Science and Writing – and each section is scored on a scale of 1 – 36. The Writing Section is optional.

Registration and Administration

The ACT is administered several times throughout the year; test dates and registration deadlines are listed below. Students can register for the ACT by going to www.actstudent.org. The ACT is not currently administered at NBHS, but students can choose from several nearby locations to take the test.

Test Dates

October 26 December 14

Registration Deadline

September 20th November 8th

Students with Disabilities

Students who receive services for disabilities may be eligible to receive testing accommodations for the ACT. If you think you may be eligible, please see your school counselor for the appropriate application forms.