The ACT includes the following ACT tests: English, Reading, Math and Science, as well as an optional Writing Test. Some schools may require the Writing Test, so be sure to ask before you take the ACT.

More about the ACT Tests:
English
  • 75 multiple–choice questions
  • 45 minutes
  • Tests grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and rhetorical skills
Math
  • 60 multiple–choice questions
  • 60 minutes
  • Algebra I and II, geometry, and some trigonometry
Reading
  • 40 multiple–choice questions
  • 35 minutes
  • Four passages (prose fiction, social studies, humanities, and natural sciences) with 10 questions per passage
Science
  • 40 multiple–choice questions
  • 35 minutes
  • Questions on science-based passages presented with graphs, charts, tables and research summaries
Writing
  • Writing test is optional*
  • 1 essay
  • 40 minutes

*We recommend taking the writing test because some schools require it.