The ACT Test & Fee Waivers
The ACT exam has been designed to assess high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. The tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning. The ACT is most commonly used in the West and Midwest. Most colleges will accept ACT scores in lieu of or in addition to SAT scores. Students who may want to consider taking an ACT test are those students who would likely do better on a test that involves areas like science reasoning that are not tested on the SAT test. Also, students who are applying to schools in the West or Midwest should check to see if the college wants applicants to take the ACT exam.
Note: The ACT Test has an optional writing component. Many colleges are now requiring that students who submit ACT scores instead of SAT scores take the optional writing portion of the ACT.
ACT Official Website includes registration information and practice questions.
ACT Test Dates 2019-2020
Fee waivers are available for both the SAT and ACT exams. In order to be eligible, students must receive some sort of government assistance like free/reduced lunch, Peach Care, public housing, etc. For more information or to obtain fee waivers, students should see Ms. Hodges. Students who are eligible for fee waivers can take each test twice for free. Students who use a waiver to take an SAT exam will have access to four college application fee waivers through the College Board.