what to take to the ACT test center

Posted : May 10, 2010
Last Updated : April 1, 2013
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what to take to the ACT test center

You should first take the ACT in the spring of your junior year of high school, and you may retake the test if you are unhappy with your score. If you need help preparing for the ACT, consider Kaplan Test Prep. When it's time for you to take the ACT, be sure to take these items to the test center:

  • Your test center admission ticket.
  • Acceptable identification. You will not be admitted to test without it. (Your admission ticket alone is not sufficient identification.)
  • Sharpened soft lead No. 2 pencils with good erasers (no mechanical pencils or ink pens). Do not bring highlight pens or any other kinds of writing instruments; you will not be allowed to use them. If you registered for the ACT Plus Writing, your essay must also be completed in pencil.
  • A watch to pace yourself. The supervisor in standard time rooms will announce when five minutes remain on each test.
  • A permitted calculator, if you wish to use one on the Mathematics Test. Not all calculator models are permitted. If you use a prohibited calculator, such as the TI-89, you will be dismissed and your answer document will not be scored.

Pack the night before and make sure everything is ready to go, especially your calculator, if you plan to use one. You don't want to forget anything or risk not being admitted to test.

Do not bring any of the following:

  • Food or drink (including water)
  • Books, dictionaries, notes, scratch paper, or other aids
  • Highlight pens, colored pens or pencils, or correction fluid/tape
  • Any electronic device other than a permitted calculator (examples include timer, cell phone, media player, PDA, headphones, camera)
  • Reading material
  • Tobacco in any form

For additional information, see prohibited behavior at the test center. For information on test dates, the ACT multiple-choice and writing tests, and other useful tips for college and/or career planning, visit actstudent.org.

Source: ACT's News You Can Use


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