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ACT Test Prep Resources

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 $55 take the ACT exam; this cost increases to $70 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?

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, ACT has added additional dates to their testing schedule in order to give students more opportunities to take this college entrance exam.

Test Date Registration Deadline
September 12, 2020
September 13, 2020 (Sunday)
September 19, 2020
August 14, 2020
October 10, 2020
October 17, 2020
October 24, 2020
October 25, 2020 (Sunday)
September 17, 2020
December 12, 2020 November 6, 2020
February 6, 2021 January 8, 2021
April 17, 2021 May 7, 2021
June 12, 2021 June 18, 2021

How can I prepare for the ACT exam?

  • Check out our collection of study guides and other resources to you navigate college admissions.
  • Read “Preparing for the ACT” (PDF) from the ACT program.
  • 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.