ACT Test Prep

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What is the ACT?

The ACT exam is a standardized test required for admission at many colleges and universities. The exam covers four skills areas: English, mathematics, reading and science.

How much does it cost?

It costs $42.50 to take the ACT exam; this cost increases to $58.50 if you are required to take the writing test as well. A fee waiver is available for low-income students; however, ACT requires that you meet with your guidance counselor to see if you qualify.

Where can I take the ACT exam?

The ACT test is offered at dozens of locations throughout Boone and Callaway counties, including most public high schools. Search online to find a testing location near you.

When will the ACT be offered?

Testing Date: Registration Deadline:
September 10, 2016 August 5, 2016
October 22, 2016 September 16, 2016
December 10, 2016 November 4, 2016
February 11, 2017 January 13, 2017
April 8, 2017 March 3, 2017
June 10, 2017 May 5, 2017

How can I prepare for the ACT exam?

  • Borrow an ACT study guide from the library.
  • Read “Preparing for the ACT” (PDF) from the ACT¬†program.
  • Register for a free streaming webinar presented by ACT Kaplan.
  • Take free online practice exams through LearningExpress Library. Please note that you will need your library card number to login. Your PIN is your birthdate (MMDDYYYY). If you have questions or encounter difficulties logging in, please call (573) 443-3161 or (800) 324-4806.

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