Click here for National ACT dates offered at Cloud County Community College or a nearby location. Sign up for these dates on your own.

It is highly recommended for students to take the ACT three times to get a better score.


ACT Power Prep - Tues Sept 10 - 8am-12:10pm 
(Juniors Free - sign up w/Mrs. Knox - limited number of spots available)

Fall ACT - Tues Oct 1 - 7:45am-12pm
(Juniors $45.50 - Seniors Free)

Spring ACT - Tues Feb 25 - 7:45am-12pm
Juniors Free 


To register visit: http://www.actstudent.org/

ACT No Writing - $52
If you qualify for free/reduced lunch please see the counselor for a ACT fee waiver (limit of 2 per person)


To better prepare you for test day, learn all you can about the ACT exam. ACT is made up of four multiple choice tests and an optional written test that assess your high school general education and your ability to take college level courses. The multiple choice section of the exam includes questions cover English, math, science and reading.

What is the ACT?

The ACT (No Writing) consists of four multiple-choice tests: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. The ACT Plus Writing includes the four multiple-choice tests and a Writing Test.

English75 questions45 minutesMeasures standard written English and rhetorical skills.
Mathematics60 questions60 minutesMeasures mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken up to the beginning of grade 12.
Reading40 questions35 minutesMeasures reading comprehension.
Science40 questions35 minutesMeasures the interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills required in the natural sciences.
Optional Writing Test1 prompt30 minutesMeasures writing skills emphasized in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition courses.

Check to see what your college requires for testing: http://www.actstudent.org/writing/

Tips for Taking the ACT

  • Carefully read the instructions on the cover of the test booklet.
  • Read the directions for each test carefully.
  • Read each question carefully.
  • Pace yourself—don't spend too much time on a single passage or question.
  • Pay attention to the announcement of five minutes remaining on each test.
  • Use a soft lead No. 2 pencil with a good eraser. Do not use a mechanical pencil or ink pen; if you do, your answer document cannot be scored accurately.
  • Answer the easy questions first, then go back and answer the more difficult ones if you have time remaining on that test.
  • On difficult questions, eliminate as many incorrect answers as you can, then make an educated guess among those remaining.
  • Answer every question. Your scores on the multiple-choice tests are based on the number of questions you answer correctly. There is no penalty for guessing.
  • If you complete a test before time is called, recheck your work on that test.
  • Mark your answers properly. Erase any mark completely and cleanly without smudging.
  • Do not mark or alter any ovals on a test or continue writing the essay after time has been called. If you do, you will be dismissed and your answer document will not be scored.
  • If you are taking the ACT Plus Writing, see these Writing Test tips.


Test Prep

  • Visit http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/ for ACT test prep options
  • Use Method Test Prep for customized ACT Prep 
  • Download ACTStudent on your smart phone.
  • Be resourceful!! Search for test prep options online.