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About ACT & UofSC

We have the answers to your questions. Applying to college is the next logical step and we have many resources to help you begin the process.  

Common Questions about the ACT

The ACT exam measures a student's achievement in core academic areas important for success. It is a college admission exam that tests students on areas they learned in school including English, reading, mathematics, science, and writing (optional).

The exam is a paper based test that consists of four (40-60 minute) sections of multiple-choice questions in English, reading, mathematics, and science, and an optional writing test. Visit the ACT website for more information.

The ACT exam is administered at different times throughout the year.  Please visit ACT's website for exam dates.

The ACT is recommended and required by many 2-year and 4-year colleges, universities, and technical schools. Check with the colleges you are interested in attending to see if they require the test and ask them for the average test score. Any current high school student or high school/GED graduate who is considering enrolling in college can take the ACT exam. Some middle school students may also take the ACT for admission into specialized gifted and talented and academic programs.  

Learn more about the current test structure from the ACT website.

You can contact ACT at 319-337-1270 or visit their ACT website.

Practice tests and materials are available free on the ACT website.

Register online for the exam via the ACT website.  

You can make arrangements for test takers that need special accommodations by submitting an Accommodations Request Form directly with the administers of the ACT exam.  Special testing centers are available. Call 319-337-1332 or email


UofSC Resources

If you are considering applying to the University of South Carolina, we offer a wide range of bachelor degree programs. Here are resources you need to help make your decision.


Preparing for the ACT is a great first step towards college. If at any time you have questions or need more information, you can ask an expert.

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