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The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in:

English Mathematics Reading Science

The ACT with writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 40-minute writing test.

ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the US.

Following the science test you should expect to take a shorter, multiple-choice test covering one of the previous subject areas, Please try your best on these questions, because your participation can help shape the future of the ACT. The results of the fifth test will not be reflected on your reported scores.

The ACT is administered on seven test dates within the US, US territories, and Puerto Rico.

The basic registration fee includes score reports for up to four college choices, if you list valid codes when you register.

The ACT tests are prepared according to the:

  • Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, and National Council on Measurement in Education (1999).
  • Code of Professional Responsibilities in Educational Measurement, National Council on Measurement in Education (1995).
  • Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education, Joint Committee on Testing Practices (2004).

Test Dates

West Monroe High School administers the test on the following National Testing dates:

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline (late fee)
September 8, 2018 August 12, 2018 August 26, 2018
October 27, 2018 September 28, 2018 October 14, 2018
December 8, 2018 November 2, 2018 November 19, 2018
February 9, 2019 January 11, 2019 January 18, 2019
April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 25, 2019


Statewide Test Date

In addition to the national test dates, the State of Louisiana requires all junior students to take the ACT.  This year, juniors will take the statewide ACT on Tuesday, March 12.  There is no fee with this administration.



Test Cost
National Test without Writing $50.50
National Test with Writing $67.00
Statewide Test No Cost to Student
Late Fee for National Test $30.00

Fee reduction waivers are available for those students who qualify for free or reduced lunch.  Please see your guidance counselor for more information. 


Register for the National ACT here. 

No registration is required for the statewide test.