ACT

The ACT is required or accepted for admission at all Mississippi colleges and universities.

Students in 11th and/or 12th grade take the ACT.

Scores in each section range from 1 to 36. The composite score is the average of the scores in each of the four (4) required sections.

The ACT has 4-5 sections:

English: 75 questions, 45 minutes
Math: 60 questions, 60 minutes (calculators ARE allowed)
Reading: 40 questions, 35 minutes
Science: 40 questions, 35 minutes
Writing (Optional): Essay, 30 minutes

The ACT is offered six (6) times a year in Mississippi:

Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 10, 2011 August 12, 2011 August 13 – 26, 2011
October 22, 2011 September 16, 2011 September 17 – 30, 2011
December 10, 2011 November 11, 2011 November 12 – 18, 2011
February 11, 2012* January 13, 2012 January 14 – 20, 2012
April 14, 2012 March 9, 2012 March 10 – 23, 2012
June 9, 2012 May 4, 2012 May 5 – 18, 2012

 

The test is offered at a number of local testing locations. See a list of test centers.The fee for the ACT (no writing) is $33. The fee for the ACT Plus Writing is $48.

Learn more: http://www.actstudent.org/index.html.