ACT Information

What is the ACT?

The ACT is a national college admissions test that measures student's academic skills in English, Math, Science and Reading.

  • It is curriculum based - not an aptitude or IQ test
  • Standardized, timed, multiple-choice exam

Why take the ACT?

  • Is accepted by all US colleges and universities
  • Has an optional writing test
  • Is the nation's most-taken college entrance exam
  • Includes an educational and career planning component
  • Provides four free score reports for each student (If ordered at time of registration)

What is an ACT Waiver Program?  The ACT fee Waiver Program is designed to assist students for whom payment of the basic registration fee could be a barrier to college entrance. If you are a student that received low-income public assistance, a word of the state, resides in a foster home, is homeless, participates in free or reduced-price lunch program or family income is at or below the 2010 Bureau of Labor Statistic Low Standard budget check with your counselor to see if you qualify for a fee waiver for the ACT test.

2018-2019 ACT TEST DATES

September  8, 2018

  • Registration Deadline August 10, 2018
  • Late Fee Registration August 11-26, 2018

October 27, 2018

  • Registration Deadline September 28, 2018
  • Late Fee Registration September 29-October 14, 2018

December 8, 2018

  • Registration Deadline November 2, 2018
  • Late Fee Registration November 3-19, 2018

February 9, 2019

  • Registration Deadline January 11, 2019
  • Late Fee Registration January 12-18, 2019

April 13, 2019

  • Registration Deadline March 8, 2019
  • Late Fee Registration March 9-25, 2019

June 8,2019

  • Registration Deadline May 3, 2019
  • Late Fee Registration May 4-20, 2019

NOTE: If you miss the regular deadline, you can register during the late period but must pay the additional nonrefundable late fee.  All materials sent by mail must be RECEIVED by the last day of the late period, regardless of when they are postmarked.


  • ACT No Writing $46.00- Check ACT website to see if the colleges you are considering requrie or recommend the ACT Writing Test.
  • ACT Plus Writing  $62.50
  • ACT Late Registration Fee additional $29.50

How do I register for ACT?

  • Go to
  • Sign up or log in to your ACT web account
  • Select your test date and test option (ACT or ACT Plus Writing)
  • Select your test center (Mexico High School # 262-190)
  • Upload your photo

Choose your college reports:

  • Send up to four score reports free by listing those colleges when you register
  • Scores are normally reported 2-8 weeks after you test (5-8 for the ACT Plus Writing.


  • To Be Announced at a later date
  • Information on how to register will be available at a later date.