The ACT is a one of the college entrance exams required many colleges & universities (the other being the SAT, colleges & universities will accept either). For more information about the ACT, visit their website at www.act.org.
All students take the ACT at UHS in the spring of their junior year for FREE.
Students do not need to register for the ACT at UHS but will be required to attend a pre-ACT meeting on a given date. The ACT given at UHS does not include the writing portion. If you are planning to apply to a school that requires the writing portion, you will have to register to take it again at a later date.
Students will receive their scores in the mail at the address they provided on their answer sheet. Students must have an account to be able to send their scores to colleges or sign up to take the ACT again! Create your account as soon as you receive your score sheet because you need your score sheet to do so (and then you have access to your scores and your account if you lose your score sheet)!
Follow these steps to create your account:
- Go to www.actstudent.org
- In the upper right hand corner click on “Sign In”
- Click on “Create Account”
- For “Have you registered for the ACT before” click “Yes"
- For “Have you taken the ACT before” click “Yes”
- Fill in personal info, when prompted provide your ACT ID from the score sheet you received in the mail
If you decide to take the ACT again, or need to take it with writing, you can sign up on the ACT's website for one of the national test dates & locations here.
Students are eligible for ACT fee waiver if they meet one of the following criteria. Please visit the CCCC for a fee waiver.
- Enrolled in a federal free or reduced-price lunch program at school
- Enrolled in a program for the economically disadvantaged (for example, a federally funded program such as GEAR UP or Upward Bound) - note: if you are participating in one of these programs, but you are not economically disadvantaged, you are not eligible for a fee waiver
- Reside in a foster home, are a ward of the state, or are homeless
- Family receives low-income public assistance or live sin federally subsidized public housing
- Family's total annual income is at or below the USDA levels for free or reduced-priced lunches
ACT Preparation Resources
We also have test prep books that can be checked out in the CCCC!