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Category: About the ACT

Rachel Kapelke-Dale

States that Require the ACT or SAT

Is your state among the states that require the ACT or SAT? Find out what your state requires here before you start testing!

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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

Who Should Take the New July ACT?

It’s true: the ACT is launching a new July ACT date in 2018! Find out who should sign up for this new ACT date, and how you can use it to your advantage.

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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

States That Provide the ACT for Free

There are several states that provide the ACT for free. This page lists those states and explains how to take advantage of this service.

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Thomas Broderick

Validation of ACT Test Results

Is the ACT a valid assessment? In this article, find out how ACT makes its test a great predictor for college success!

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Thomas Broderick

ACT FAQ: Most Frequently Asked Questions

There’s a lot to know about the ACT besides the information on the test. In this article, we answer some of your most frequently asked questions.

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Emily Faison

ACT Standby Testing

If you missed the late deadline to register for an ACT test date, never fear! You can request standby testing to try to squeeze in.

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Emily Faison

What is the ACT Residual Test?

It can be a pain that the ACT is only offered 6 times per year. What if you need to take it next week in order to get your scores on time?? Or what if you aren’t able to make it to one of the few dates the ACT is offered??     Hopefully you […]

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Thomas Broderick

ACT Raw Scores and You

Depending on your television preferences, the word ‘raw’ can conjure up a few different scenarios.   Today I’ll be adding a new meaning to this oft used term: the ACT raw score. Now before you go retreating back to the comforting embrace of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay or WWE wrestlers, stick with me for a […]

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Minh Nguyen

Meet Minh!

Hello there! This is Minh, Magoosh’s latest SAT/ACT expert blogger. You must be hard at work on your journey to mastering the SAT/ACT. I’m excited to help you along the way and leave the testing center with a flawless victory. At times, I’ll be showing you how to crush problems with brute force tactics. Other […]

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Elizabeth Peterson

What is a Good ACT English Score?

The first sight that will greet you when you open your ACT test packet will be the ACT English section. It contains the most questions of any section on the test (75 of them!), but it only allows you 45 minutes to answer them. Your raw score will be translated into a score from 1-36 […]

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