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The ACT Test as a Standard State Test

The ACT is more popular than ever, and many states are using it as a standard for college placement.

By Brian Pivik updated on July 23, 2015

The ACT – A Good Test for International Students to Take

If you're an international student, find out why you should take the ACT, what you need to know, how to study and prepare, the structure of the test, and more.

By Brian Pivik updated on July 23, 2015

ACT Scores: The First Step Is Knowing the Basics about the Test

Knowing the basics about the ACT test, such as test structure, dates, location, and scoring system can help you prepare to achieve the ACT scores you're hoping for

By Brian Pivik updated on July 23, 2015

What You Need to Know About the ACT

Find out what you need to know about the ACT test, how to study and prepare, the structure of the test, and more.

By Brian Pivik updated on July 23, 2015

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ACT Scores: The Skinny on the ACT Writing Test

The Writing Test is a 30-minute addition to standard ACT testing with a pretty straightforward format. After being provided paper to record your answer, you’ll be given a written prompt introducing your topic.

By Brian Pivik updated on July 23, 2015

How to sign up for the ACT placement test

Signing up for the ACT? Find out how to do it and what the intricacies are of the sign up process.

By Brian Pivik updated on July 23, 2015

Do Colleges Require the ACT Scores for the ACT Writing Test?

Each school makes its own decision about requiring your ACT scores from this portion of the test -- some require it, others don’t, and still others will accept it, but not require it. Sound complicated? It isn’t, really.

By Brian Pivik updated on July 23, 2015

ACT Phases out Compass Placement Test

Find out why the ACT is phasing out Compass, when it happens, and what it means to you.

By Brian Pivik updated on July 23, 2015

The ACT: Four Tests in One

The ACT is really four tests in one. Find out what each one means to your ACT score and how to get the best score you can.

By Brian Pivik updated on July 23, 2015

Practice for the ACT Test with the "Real ACT Prep Guide"

Want to improve your ACT scores? Then make sure your ACT prep includes getting ready with Peterson's "Real ACT Prep Guide."

By Peterson's Staff updated on July 07, 2015

Free Practice Test for the ACT

Check out some sample questions from the ACT test here!

By Brendan Conway updated on July 17, 2014

Ask the Experts: ACT

Read actual questions from students about the ACT and see answers and advice from college planning and admissions experts

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 20, 2014

ACT Scoring Help: About the ACT

The ACT is a standardized college entrance exam that measures your knowledge and skills in English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning, as well as your ability to apply these skills to future academic tasks.

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 20, 2014

High ACT Scores: Need-to-Know Tips and Strategies

Don't cram. You are being tested on knowledge that you have accumulated over the course of the year. And over the past few months especially, you've been taking ACT prep.

By Ryan Hickey updated on March 20, 2014

Improve ACT Scores with Sample ACT Test Questions

Before starting ACT prep to improve your ACT scores, you can answer these sample ACT test questions to see where you should focus your study time.

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 20, 2014

Prepare for High ACT Scores with the PLAN Assessment

Ever wondered how your ACT scores might turn out if you took ACT testing today? You can get a good idea of how you might score by taking the PLAN Assessment during your sophomore year.

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 20, 2014

Peterson's Practice Tests for the ACT

Taking an ACT practice test can help you get familiar with the exam and improve your ACT scores. Get started on your ACT prep today.

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 20, 2014

Peterson's Online Course for the ACT

Improve your ACT scores by using an ACT course during your ACT prep; it contains personalized lessons, quizzes, practice tests, and more.

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 20, 2014
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