AMERICAN COLLEGE TESTING (ACT)
Scores from the ACT or alternate test, SAT, are required for admission to Southern Arkansas University. It is recommended that the test be taken in the senior year or the last semester of the junior year in high school during one of the regular scheduled periods (September, October, December, February, April, June). Before a test date is chosen, consider the application deadlines of the college and scholarship agencies. It will take four to seven weeks after a test date for ACT to mail out the score reports to the recipients. The test scores provide added assistance in guidance and placement in developmental courses, and possible advanced standings and scholarships.
The ACT consists of tests in four subject areas: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science Reasoning. Each of these tests contains multiple-choice questions that offer four or five answer choices from which you are to choose the correct or best answer.
On the Test Date
Report to your assigned test center by 8:00 AM. (Be sure to check your test center location the day before your test to ensure ACT has you scheduled to test at the location you requested. ACT sometimes changes test locations between registration and test day. You should receive an email from ACT if your location changes.)
What to Bring
- Your Admission Ticket (must have photo on ticket)
- Acceptable Photo Identification: Current Official Photo ID, ACT Student Identification Letter with Photo; ACT Photo Exception Identification Letter; or ACT Talent Search Student Identification Letter
- Two sharpened soft-lead (No. 2) pencils with erasers.
- A permitted calculator. (See ACT’s website for more information)
Total Testing Time
Actual administration of the ACT requires 3 hours 10 minutes plus an additional 45-60 minutes to check in and fill out the answer sheet, and for scheduled breaks during the test.
Test Schedule 2021 – 2022
Subject to change based on ACT policies. Check ACT website for updates.
|National Test Date||Regular Registration Deadline||(Late Registration -Late Fee Applies)|
|April 17, 2021||March 12, 2021||March 13-26, 2021|
|June 12, 2021||May 7, 2021||May 8-21, 2021|
|July 17, 2021*||June 18, 2021||June 19-25, 2021|
|September 11, 2021||August 6, 2021||August 7-20, 2021|
|October 23, 2021||September 17, 2021||Sept 18-Oct 1, 2021|
|December 11, 2021||November 5, 2021||Nov 6-19, 2021|
|February 12, 2022||January 7, 2022||January 8-21, 2022|
|April 2, 2022||February 25, 2022||Feb 26-Mar 11, 2022|
|June 11, 2022||May 6, 2022||May 7-20, 2022|
|July 16, 2022*||June 17, 2022||June 18-24, 2022|
* No test centers are scheduled in New York for the July test date.
2020-2021 ACT General Fee Information
- ACT No Writing: $55.00
- ACT Plus Writing: $70.00
- Late Fee: additional $30.00 ( US or Canada only)
- Standby Fee: additional $55.00
For More Information:
To register for the ACT, contact your high school counselor or contact the SAU Testing Center, located in the Reynolds Center, Office 216. You may also register online at act.org. Below are important phone numbers that may be helpful to you.
- Registration (319) 337-1270
- Deaf (TDD) (319) 337-1524
- ID Requirements (319) 337-1510
- Score Reports (319) 337-1313
- ACT’s website