The ACT offers six national test dates, on Saturdays, open to all students. The closest test centers are Timberland, Holt and Fort Zumwalt West. Visit www.act.org to view test dates, deadlines, fees, and to register. Seniors, many colleges will take your scores throughout your senior year. Include our high school code so the scores are sent to Timberland. Include college codes so that scores will be sent directly to the schools you are considering, as you will need to pay to send scores after your testing date. Juniors considering a 4-year college/university are encouraged to take the ACT no later than Spring of this year. Many juniors will take a December or February test. Decisions on when to start testing depend on post-secondary plans. Visit with your counselor and/or Mrs. Nielsen for more information.
The first time you register online for an ACT, you will have to create a user account. If you previously took the Statewide ACT (as a junior), you can link your new account to this existing test score. When you are creating the account, indicate that you HAVE taken an ACT test before. You will be asked to provide your ACT-ID number, which can be found on your ACT Score Report.
Some schools may require the SAT or a SAT subject test. Check each school's website for requirements. Click here for information on the SAT.
Fee Waivers for ACT
In some cases, families with financial need may qualify for a fee waiver to cover the cost of the standard ACT Test. Eligibility requirements can be found here. If you believe you may qualify, please contact Mrs. Nielsen, our College and Career Counselor. Students who qualify for a fee waiver will have access to ACT's free online Prep program for 180 days ($250 value).
Accommodations on the ACT
Students who have formal accommodations plans (IEP, 504) which provide testing accommodations to students on classroom tests MAY be eligible for those same accommodations on the ACT test. There are eligibility requirements that must be met, and additional paperwork that must be submitted to ACT. You can read more about accommodations here. If you believe that your child may be eligible for accommodations, please speak to your child's case manager or counselor to see if you qualify.