American College Testing (ACT) is one of the standardized test for high school achievement and college admission in the US (other is SAT). International students looking to attend US undergraduate schools need to take either the ACT or the SAT.
ACT tests student's ability based on English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing sections. ACT can be taken 12 times with time and date limitations.
ACT Exam Structure
i) Mathematics test
(60 items, 60 minutes) (1-36 Score)
ii) Reading test
(40 items, 35 minutes) (1- 36 Score)
iii) Science test
(40 items, 35 minutes) (1-36 Score)
iv) English test
(75 items, 45 minutes) (1-36 Score)
v) Writing test
(optional; 1 prompt, 40 minutes) (2-12 Score)
ACT without Essay - 3 hours ACT with Essay - 3 hours and 40 minutes