WHAT IS IT?
The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English Math, Reading and Science.
WHY TAKE IT?
The ACT (or SAT) is typically a requirement when applying to colleges and universities in the United States. However, there are some institutions where the ACT/SAT is optional. For a list of those schools, please go here.
WHEN IS IT?
Please see here for more information on 2017/2018 ACT testing dates.
HOW CAN I SIGN UP?
Please sign up online here at actstudent.org. You will need to make an account if you don’t already have one. You will also need to get both our high school code and test center code from your high school counsellor in order to register and test at International School Manila.
WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION?
For more information on the ACT, please go here.
TEST PREPARATION AND RESOURCES
Many students do prepare for the ACT. It is up to you, your time commitments and your motivation in terms of how much you want to prepare. Some preparation will probably help, but we caution you not to go “overboard” with your test preparation. At the very least, you should become familiar with the ACT test and the types of questions it asks. Balance is key.
If you have any questions regarding standardized testing and if/when you should prepare, please see your high school counsellor.
Khan Academy (please see here)
Test Rocker (please see here)
Method Test Prep (please see here)
The ISM Tutor List
In addition, there is an endless array of free resources (including full ACT tests) on the Internet.