American College Testing is a SAT equivalent exam required for admission in undergraduate programs. ACT is accepted by all US Universities including top US universities like Harvard University, University of Chicago, Cornell University, University of North Carolina and also 280 International Universities such as Ivy League and Russell Group Universities. The ACT has seen a gradual increase in the number of test takers since its inception as it is required to get enroll in undergraduate university programs.
Test Dates & Locations:
Test Dates 2019-2020
|Test Date||Registration Deadline||Late Fee Required|
|October 11-12, 2019||Register by 4 October 2019||Late fee waived|
|December 13-14, 2019||Register by 22 November 2019||6 December + late fee|
|February 7-8, 2020||Register by 17 January 2020||31 January + late fee|
|April 3-4, 2020||Register by 13 March 2020||27 March + late fee|
|June 12-13, 2020||Register by 22 May 2020||5 June + late fee|
|July 17-18, 2020||Register by 26 June 2020||July 10 + late fee|
Test Centers Location:
ACT is conducted at 3 ICD Centers:
Test Registration & Fee:
Book your ACT through . You will be required to make ACT account and add personal information.
|The ACT (no writing)||= $150.50|
|The ACT (with writing)||= $167.00|
Test fee is payable Online through credit/debit card.
ACT score report can be seen online through ACT account. ACT test scores for part of multiple choices, are available within 2 weeks after the test date. The writing part result is available after 2 weeks from the exam date. Moreover, if you have taken ACT with writing, your overall result is not reported until your writing scores are available.
ACT preparation is offered through ACT Practice Online (APO), Pre ACT exam, ACT official prep guide and by other means. ICD will be providing all practice resources to test takers. ACT recently launched ACT Academy where candidates can have personalized accounts and can have prep classes and mock exams.
- You can purchase ACT Online Preparation Portal, Actual Cost is $40 but you can get it from us for $30.
- Also, you can purchase ACT Official Guide 2018-2019 from us. To order your ACT Official Guide, ACT Practice Online with discount for Pakistani candidates – click here to submit an online request or simply reply on this email / call us.
- To download Free E-Book about ACT click here.
- To enroll in ACT Academy with your own personalized account go to this link.
- Sample Essays for the ACT Writing Test are at this link.
LUMS University will accept ACT exam scores with Essay beside SAT for admission to all Undergraduate programs. This will be for Fall 2020 intake and onward. See https://admission.lums.edu.pk/testing.
Unlike SAT, the ACT exam also tests the student’s general information & knowledge in the fields of Science & English including Reading, Critical Writing & Mathematics.
As English is an International Language being spoken as Native in more than 50 countries of the world, this kind of exam scores are now preferred in most international universities & colleges for international students.
ACT will be Computer Based means
– Quick results within 3-4 days
– Multiple dates in a year
– Writing section will be on Computer instead of paper-pencil where some students struggle with handwriting issues.
Support for teachers:
ACT offers ACT Tutor Certification. It is an innovative credentialing program to recognize individuals who meet certification requirements to tutor students preparing to take the ACT test. Modules include the recommended ACT Basics course as well as any or all of the specialized ACT test subject areas. It’s an online certification that provides training and techniques to tutor students to prepare ACT. At the end of this course, exam is conducted. A certificate is granted and that person can officially become a certified ACT tutor.
Test Day Information:
Candidates must adhere following before Exam
- To start with, get a good sleep the night before and go into the exam with a clear head – you will need to be fresh as a lot of concentration is required.
- With Reading and Use of English, it is best to read the whole text in Parts 1, 2 and 3 before starting to fill in any gaps, as some of them will require an understanding of the whole text. In Part 4, don’t forget to always use the keyword exactly as it is given.
- With Reading and Use of English, make sure you look carefully at the instructions, title and subtitle for each text as these will tell you where the text comes from and will give you an idea of what it is about.
- Writing, remember that each part carries the same number of marks, so don’t spend too long on one part, and avoid having to rush at the end. Give yourself time to plan, write, and check and edit your work. If you do make any changes, make sure your corrections are clear.
- Listening, don’t panic if you miss something. Remember that each listening text will be played twice so you have a second chance. Make sure you read through the questions carefully before the recording starts; this will give you an idea of what it is about and will help you to follow it more easily.
- Speaking, make sure you listen to what your partner is saying and pick up on the comments they make. Communicating is all about listening and responding appropriately.
Answer: Many students test twice, once as a junior and again as a senior. You should definitely consider retesting if you had any problems during testing, such as misunderstanding the directions, or feeling ill.
You may also want to consider retesting if you don’t believe that your scores accurately represent your abilities, especially if you see a discrepancy between your ACT scores and your high school grades, or if you have subsequently completed coursework in the areas covered by the ACT.
If you test more than once, you determine which set of scores are sent to colleges or scholarship programs. ACT reports scores from only one test date per report
Answer: ACT is committed to serving students with documented disabilities by providing reasonable accommodations appropriate to the student’s diagnosis and needs. For detailed information, see Accommodations.
ACT has established policies regarding documentation of an applicant’s disability and the process for requesting test accommodations. For details, see ACT Policy for Documentation (PDF)
Answer: Pick a test date that is at least two months ahead of the application deadlines of all the colleges and scholarship agencies you might want to apply to. Scores for the ACT are normally reported within two business days after the test date. If you take the ACT with writing, scores will be reported only after all of your scores are available, including writing, normally within 2–3 weeks after the test date.
Answer: This is not currently a feature of our system, but we are looking at adding it in the future.
Answer: Online registrations must be paid by credit card or prebilled registration voucher.
ACT accepts any valid American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa card.
Answer: If you are unable to test on your scheduled test date, you may move your registration to a new test date provided you do so by the late registration deadline for the original test date. You will be charged a $30 change fee. After the late registration deadline, you are no longer able to make changes to your registration and the registration fee is nonrefundable.
Please note: If the test date you are moving to is already in its late registration period, you will also be charged a late registration fee.
Answer: The only change you can make on the day of the test is your test option—ACT or ACT with writing. Tell the test supervisor at your test center that you want to make this change before you are admitted to the test. If there are materials, space, and staff available for your new preferred test option after students registered for that option have been admitted, you will be allowed to make the change. Please note: You will not be able to add writing on the day of the test.