ACT Test Day Checklist

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ACT Test Day Checklist

Students chose to take the ACT exam to get admission into colleges and universities in the United States. Every year around 2.5 million students take the test implying the importance of the test.  All four-year colleges and universities accept the ACT in the United States and in 225 more universities outside the U.S. ACT exam is the gateway for students to get admission into their dream college and thus prepare for it efficiently. This blog is to help you out by providing information on the ACT test day checklist so, you do not miss out on any essentials. 

Overview ACT Exam

ACT is 2 hours and 55 minutes long and is a computer-based test. The test includes four academic components, English, Scientific Reasoning, Maths and reading. If you choose to attempt an optional essay the duration of the test exceeds 3 hours and 35 minutes. A short break is also provided after the second test. 

ACT Test Day Checklist

Admission tests are always a crucial task thus, one needs to be fully prepared to take a test. Students must remember to check the following in the ACT test day checklist:

ACT Essentials

  • Be sure to bring a printed copy of your ticket to the test centre.
  • Students must bring  a valid, current identification proof issued by a state/federal/city/ government agency or their school in which their first and last name should accurately match the ticket.
  • Keep all your required stationery ready before the exam.
  • It is important to manage time during an exam so, keep a watch with you to manage your pace throughout the exam.
  • You can bring an ACT-approved calculator to the exam to speed up your performance in the maths section of the exam.
  • An exam can be nerve-wracking and drain your energy faster so, if required you can bring  small snacks to eat between the breaks.

Things Not to Bring

Students need to maintain the decorum of the test centre and should not bring any of the following to the centre:

  • Do not carry any textbook, foreign language or other dictionaries, notes or flashcards inside the exam hall.
  • Usage of any electronic gadgets such as a phone, AirPods or other devices excluding an ACT-approved calculator in the exam.
  • Students are not allowed to bring any kind of substance like drugs, alcohol or tobacco to the exam premise.

Advantages of Preparing for the ACT Exam

The following are the advantages of taking the ACT exam:

  • It helps the students to prepare for the exam by helping them with practice questions, lessons and tests.
  • Many resources allow students to prepare in real-time with an experience of a real exam.
  • The ACT practice tests and questions are designed by ACT experts with official ACT questions, improving students’ chances of clearing the test.
  • Scoring well in your ACT exam can compensate for your high school GPA.
  • Students can always take a re-test if they are not satisfied with the test results.

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Why should I take an ACT exam?

Students chose to take the ACT exam to get admission into colleges and universities in the United States.

What is the full form of ACT?

ACT stands for the American College Testing.  It is a standardised test conducted by ACT Inc. to take admission into colleges and universities in the United States.

What are the colleges accepting low ACT scores?

Claflin University, Livingstone University, Shaw University, and San Francisco State University are some of the colleges accepting low ACT scores.

Well, we hope that this blog has provided you with the relevant information on the ACT test day checklist, And if you are planning to pursue a course in the United States or any other study abroad destination, contact Leverage Edu for total assistance or call us at 1800 572 000 and book free 30 mins session today!

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