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 register for the ACT. 

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

*We recommend taking the ACT Writing Test because some schools require it.