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What You Must Bring to the ACT on Test Day

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Posted by Rebecca Safier | Mar 26, 2018 12:00:00 PM

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Picture this: you’ve studied for months, you confidently sit down to your ACT test booklet, and on the first question your pencil breaks! You can’t ask anyone around you for a pencil since the test has already started. What do you do?

Luckily, this disastrous scenario won’t happen to you. In this guide, we'll look at what you need to bring to the ACT, some extra materials that could be helpful, and what you should leave behind when you head out the door. After reading this, you'll know all the things you need to bring on test day so your ACT testing experience can run as smoothly as possible.

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How to Sign Up for the ACT: Tricks and Tips

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Posted by Allen Cheng | Jan 4, 2018 11:00:00 PM

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Registering for the ACT seems like a pretty straightforward part of the testing process. But the signup process is much more convoluted than you think, and some things matter a lot more than others. You also want to make sure to avoid important mistakes that can be costly.

In this article, we’ll discuss step-by-step how to sign up for the ACT. In the half-hour long process, we’ll discuss which sections matter a lot, and which ones not at all. Finally, we’ll share helpful tips to choose the best location and save money.

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ACT Test Dates 2018-2019

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Posted by Justin Berkman | Jun 7, 2017 4:00:00 PM

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At PrepScholar, we constantly review the best data to inform you about future test dates. If you know the future registration dates and test schedule, you can create your study plan and stay organized, allowing you to lessen your stress and reach your target score.

In this article, I’ll give you the the ACT test dates for 2018-2019 and explain the factors to think about when choosing your test date.

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ACT Test Dates 2017-2018

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Posted by Justin Berkman | Jun 1, 2017 3:00:00 PM

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At PrepScholar, we are committed to keeping you informed about future test dates. Knowing the registration and test dates well in advance can help you create your study plan and keep you organized so that you can minimize your stress and reach your target score.

In this article, I’ll give you the ACT test dates for 2017-2018 and explain the factors to think about when selecting your test date.

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How to Cancel ACT Test Registration

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Posted by Halle Edwards | Apr 10, 2017 9:00:00 PM

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Have an ACT date coming up that you can’t make or think you’re not going to do well on? Learn here how to cancel ACT tests or change your ACT test date.

Additionally, we'll also cover some reasons why you might cancel your ACT registration – and help you decide if canceling is truly the best move.

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What Is Your ACT ID? Where Can You Find It?

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Posted by Justin Berkman | Apr 10, 2017 4:00:00 PM

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If you take the ACT, you should be aware of your ACT ID number. Knowing this number will ensure that you and the colleges of your choosing have access to your scores.

In this article, I’ll let you know how to find your ACT ID number, and I’ll detail why it’s important to know your ACT ID.

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When Should You Take the SAT or ACT? Best Test Dates

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Posted by Allen Cheng | Mar 27, 2017 4:00:00 PM

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The college admissions process is a long one, encompassing most of a student's high school career. One of the most important parts, the SAT or ACT standardized test, is also one of the most challenging. But you can really benefit from early planning and deciding ahead of time when you should take it.

It's always a good idea to begin early, but to decide on specific test dates, you'll need to factor in circumstances like your personal schedule, your admissions deadlines, and the classes you're currently taking. All of these make a big difference in when it’s best for you to take the SAT or ACT.

In this guide, we'll debunk a common myth about the best time to take the test, discuss the most important factors for determining when you should take the SAT or ACT, and go over the best testing plan for most high school students.

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ACT Photo Requirements: How to Pick the Right Picture

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Posted by Justin Berkman | Jan 7, 2017 8:00:00 AM

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If you're planning to take the ACT, you need to have a picture of yourself on your admission ticket. Do you know the ACT photo requirements? Did you know that if your picture doesn't meet the requirements, you may not be allowed to take the ACT on test day?

In this article, I'll thoroughly explain how to make sure that you use an appropriate ACT picture. Also, I'll let you know how to upload your photo, and finally, I'll give you some important tips to remember to prevent any unanticipated problems on test day.

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ACT Photo ID: 3 Requirements You Must Know

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Posted by Justin Berkman | Sep 16, 2016 7:00:00 PM

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The ACT has implemented a number of security measures to maintain the integrity of the exam. One such measure is requiring test takers to show a photo ID. If you don't have an appropriate ID with you on test day, you may not be allowed to take the ACT.

In this article, I'll detail all of the ACT photo ID requirements. What's an acceptable form of ID? What should you do if you don't have a photo ID? Read more to find out.

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2015-2016 ACT Test Dates

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Posted by Justin Berkman | Aug 12, 2016 4:00:00 PM

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Are wondering about when the ACT had its test dates during the 2015-2016 academic year? Maybe you need to confirm the date you took the  you're just curious, or perhaps you want to know when ACT, Inc. will hold future tests. In this article, I’ll give you the ACT test dates for 2015-2016 and explain the factors to think about when selecting your test date.

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Can You Take the ACT After High School? Expert Guide

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Posted by Dora Seigel | Jul 1, 2016 5:00:00 PM

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If you're an adult who needs or wants to take the ACT, you might be worried. Most people taking the test are 16 or 17, but can you take the ACT after high school? Yes, you absolutely can! There are many valid reasons for taking the ACT after high school, and the process barely differs from taking it as a teenager.

In this article, I’ll discuss the reasons you may want or need to take the test as an adult, how to register, how testing as an adult will be different, as well as additional advice.

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ACT Test Dates 2016-2017

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Posted by Justin Berkman | Jun 3, 2016 6:00:00 PM

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At PrepScholar, we keep track of all the best information to advise you about future test dates. Knowing the registration deadlines and test schedule can help you devise your study plan and stay organized so that you can reach your target score.

In this article, I’ll give you the ACT test dates for 2016-2017 and explain the factors to think about when picking your test date.

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What Is the ACT Kaplan ACT Low Cost Test Prep Program?

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Posted by Francesca Fulciniti | May 13, 2016 8:30:00 AM

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The ACT has just announced its first official partnership with a test prep company: Kaplan. This may be big news for students who are planning to take the ACT - in cooperation with Kaplan, ACT, Inc. will be providing a low-cost (or even free) test prep program called ACT® Kaplan Online Prep Live.

There isn’t a ton of information just yet about the quality of the new test prep platform - students won’t be able to access it for a while - but we do know what the program should include and what it should cost. Free streaming courses are airing live in advance of the program launch - you can read more about what these courses are like towards the end of the post. 

Read more to find out what this new test prep partnership will mean for you!

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Can You Use A Mechanical Pencil on the SAT/ACT?

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Posted by Ellen McCammon | Mar 22, 2016 4:00:00 PM

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Some people really prefer mechanical pencils to regular pencils. If you are one of those people, you may wonder if you can use a mechanical pencil on the SAT or the ACT.

The short answer is no, but the long answer is a much more convoluted “Maybe, but I don’t recommend it.” Read on for a breakdown of the official policies for each exam, why this rule exists, the actual reality of mechanical pencils on the exam, my recommendation, and some other important administrative regulations to remember for test day. 

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ACT FAQ: Expert Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

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Posted by Halle Edwards | Feb 11, 2016 8:30:00 AM

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Here at PrepScholar, we get a lot of questions about every aspect of the ACT. To help, we've compiled this ACT FAQ to address all of your questions about the test – whether you haven’t even cracked open a prep book to study for it yet or if you’ve taken it four times and are wondering which scores to send to colleges.

Read on to get the answers to all of your burning ACT-related questions and links to the best articles on our site to help you prepare for the ACT.

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