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Colleges and universities will look at ACT scores in considering students for admissions as well as possible scholarship opportunities.

In Mississippi, all Junior students are administered the American College Test (ACT) in the spring. The 2018 test will be given February 27 during the regular school day.  The test is designed to test student skill levels in English, math, reading and science reasoning. The composite test score will range from 1-36 and the average scores fall between 17-23. Students can also register to take the test in addition to the test administered at FCAHS during student’s Junior year. Further information about the test and registration is available on the ACT website*.

The following link is a great FREE resource for preparing you for the ACT & SAT:  This resource features a comprehensive guide, expert ratings, data-driven comparisons, and unbiased reviews to help families choose the ACT/SAT prep course that best suits their students.

FCAHS School Code: 250360 Test Center Code: 188420 Test Fee: $42.50

Test sites vary.  Please see the ACT website for more information.


2017-2018 Test Dates (National)
Test DateRegistration Deadline(Late Fee Required)
September 9, 2017August 4, 2017August 5-18, 2017
October 28, 2017September 22, 2017September 23-October 6, 2017
December 9, 2017November 3, 2017November 4-17, 2017
February 10, 2018*January 12, 2018January 13-19, 2018
April 14, 2018March 9, 2018
March 10-23, 2018
June 9, 2018May 4, 2018May 5-18, 2018