The next ACT exam will be administered on Feb. 9, in all states except New York. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam were originally to register by Jan. 4, which is the deadline for having their registration postmarked. However, there is a late registration postmark deadline of Jan. 18; an extra fee is charged for late registrations. Students can register online at www.actstudent.org , or registration forms can be picked up at high school counseling offices.
The cost is $30 for the traditional ACT and $44.50 for the ACT Plus Writing. Some colleges require ACT's optional Writing Test score, but many don't, so students should find out the requirements of prospective colleges before registering for the exam. ACT scores are accepted by all major four-year colleges and universities across the United States.