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Achieving a top score on the ACT can help you get into the college of your choice. Use our free practice tests to ace your ACT exam!

Free Practice Tests for the ACT

These practice questions were written by Test-Guide.com to help you prepare for the exam - they are not official ACT questions.



Recommended Courses and Products for the ACT Exam

If you need additional help preparing for your ACT, please consider the recommended courses and products listed below.  If you know of any other products that may be useful, or if you have any thoughts on our recommended products, please leave us a comment!

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Free ACT Practice Tests for 2019

ACT sample test 2019

Test-Guide.com is your ultimate source for ACT test prep and ACT practice tests for 2019! We have compiled 5,000 practice questions, including 18 full-length ACT-style practice tests and have also included links to 5 official tests from ACT. Also, when you're preparing for the ACT, you can use our ACT prep online for free that includes a list of resources for study tips, subject-specific strategies and more.

Best yet, Test-Guide’s ACT practice questions have full answers and explanations – use them to get your highest score!

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ACT Test Overview


ACT Test OverviewThe ACT Test is a standardized exam that is used by U.S. colleges in their admissions process.  The ACT assesses a student's college readiness in the subject areas of English, Mathematics, Reading and Science.  Students may also take the ACT Plus Writing which includes a 30 minute Writing exam. The ACT Test serves a similar function to the SAT in that both are used by colleges and universities as a factor in admissions. 

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ACT Test Dates

ACT Test DatesIn most states, the ACT Test is given six times a school year, as shown in the tables below.  The tests are administered on Saturdays.  The regular registration deadline is approximately one month before the test date. Most high school students choose to take the ACT Test during the spring of their junior year and/or the fall of the senior year.  Many student take the ACT test twice (once as a junior and once as a senior).  57% of repeat test takers increase their ACT composite score on a retest. 

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ACT Test Registration

ACT Test RegistrationYou can register for the ACT Test either online or by mail.  Online ACT Test registration has several advantages over mail-based sign ups.  Online ACT Test registration is faster and it enables you to determine if your testing location has space for you.  Registering for the ACT Test online also allows you to print your ACT admission ticket.  You will need to select an appropriate test date that will give you enough time to submit your scores to your preferred colleges.  Once you have selected you ACT test date, make sure that you register well enough in advance to secure a seat at your preferred test center and to avoid any late registration charges.

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ACT Scores

act scoresACT Test Scores are an important factor for college admissions.  Many colleges will set minimum required ACT scores, while others will use ACT scores as just one of many admissions criteria.  The tables on this page will allow you to fully understand your ACT scores.  The ACT percentile charts will show how you compare to other high school students who have recently taken the ACT.  The ACT College Requirements Chart will show the average ACT scores for public and private colleges in general.  Finally, we present the 25th and 75th percentile ACT scores for the largest public and private colleges in the United States.

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Top 10 ACT Tips to Crush It!

ACT Tips

Hey, college-bound high school student!  Congratulations on your decision to further your education!

Your teachers and counselors have probably coached you in preparing for the ACT.  Maybe NOW you’re wondering “Are there any shortcuts or tricks that will help me during the actual ‘test?  What are some ‘gotcha’s’ I should know about?”

Absolutely! Test strategies and some awareness of the traps will help you approach the test with greater confidence for a higher score. Some tips apply to the test as a whole; some are more specific to the subject being tested. Read on for some of the best of the best tips!

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