ACT Test Prep Resources @ DBRL

Do you need help preparing for the ACT test?  We have compiled a list of resources to help you navigate this important college entrance exam.

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 $60 take the ACT exam; this cost increases to $80 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 several 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?

According to the ACT site, the following dates make up the national testing schedule, with a potential for further dates in order to give students more opportunities to take this college entrance exam. Information regarding the national testing schedule can be found here.


Test Date Registration Deadline
September 11, 2021 August 6, 2021
October 23, 2021 September 17, 2021
December 11, 2021 November 5, 2021
February 12, 2022 January 7, 2022
April 2, 2022 February 25, 2022
June 11, 2022 May 6, 2022
June 16, 2022 June 17, 2022

How can I prepare for the ACT exam?

  • Check out our collection of study guides and other resources to you navigate college admissions.
  • Access official test prep materials from the ACT program here.
  • Register for a free streaming webinar presented by ACT.
  • 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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