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Colleges and universities use ACT scores in considering students for admissions as well as scholarships.

In Mississippi, all junior students are administered the American College Test (ACT) for FREE in the spring. The 2018 free test will be given February 27 during the regular school day.  Juniors do not need to register for the February 27 exam.  The test is designed to test student skill levels in English, math, reading and science reasoning. The composite test score ranges from 1-36.  Average scores fall between 17-23. Students can also register for and are encouraged to take additional ACT exams administered throughout the school year.  Further information about the test and registration is available on the ACT website*.

The following link is a great free resource for preparing 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