The ACT is a college entrance exam still used by many colleges and universities to determine admissions decisions. There are some colleges that don't require scores—schools that are test-optional or even completely test-blind. Test-optional policies became much more popular because of the Covid pandemic. Most schools became test optional only temporarily, but some have decided to make it a permanent change.
The purpose of the ACT test is to measure a high school student's readiness for college. Students are tested on the following areas: English, Reading, Math, Science, and Writing. The question remains: why should you take the ACT? A strong score can boost your chances of getting into the college of your choice. Also, the college or university you choose to go to may still require test scores. If you are searching for a scholarship or financial aid, test scores are often part of the requirements.
Should you take the ACT or the SAT? The state pays for the ACT in your junior year, and you can take it again to improve your scores. Check out the following websites to help you decide which is best for you!
Please note: Seniors are not part of the DOE's testing program for the ACT, so seniors must sign up for off-campus testing.
To find more information regarding these tests, to find a Test Site, and to reserve a seat, please visit the ACT Website: ACT Registration Info
College and Career Readiness Test Administration
ACT Testing Dates*
|The ACT Plus Writing (standard time paper test date)
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Seniors & Juniors on FREE or REDUCED lunch may be eligible for a “fee waiver” for college entrance tests. The fee waivers cover ACT & SAT testing registration fees, college application fees (for participating colleges/universities), and the NCAA registration fee (for student athletes).
You will be allowed to select four FREE score reports to the colleges/universities of your choice.
If you are planning on participating in collegiate athletics, be sure to include the NCAA code: 9999 as one of your selections.
KHIS Fee Waiver Contact: Mrs. Raynae Fonoimoana / KHIS College & Career Center
email: [email protected]