ACT (American College Testing)

The ACT® is a curriculum- and standards-based educational and career planning tool that assesses students’ academic readiness for college.

  • The ACT is accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the United States.
  • The ACT is not an aptitude or an IQ test. Instead, the questions on The ACT are directly related to what students have learned in high school courses.
  • More than 1.66 million high school students in the graduating class of 2012 took The ACT.
  • The ACT is administered in all 50 of the United States and in many other countries (from

Students must register with ACT directly – click on this link to set up an account. The ACT is offered at ConVal on the February test date only but students can take it at any neighboring school.

Students with disabilities (IEP or 504) who would like to request accommodations on the ACT need to see their counselor or case manager to begin the approval process. The earlier the better!

Families who meet financial eligibility requirements can receive a fee waiver for the ACT. See your counselor if paying for the test is a hardship – all requests are confidential.

Click on the links for practice materials for the ACT.

ACT Sample Questions

Preparing for the ACT

VLACS Free Test Prep (for credit)