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Category: About the ACT

Rachel Kapelke-Dale

ACT Section Retesting: How to Retake Individual ACT Sections

Editor’s note: because of Covid-19, there have been some changes to the ACT, including postponing ACT section retakes. The following information is still relevant, though the start date for section retesting is TBA. The ACT has announced their intention to offer a new option: to retake individual sections of the ACT exam, rather than taking […]

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Anika Manzoor

ACT Percentiles – How to Find ACT Score Percentiles

What is a percentile anyway? Check out this post to learn how to use your ACT percentiles to see how you compare to other students who’ve taken the ACT!

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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

How to Get a Perfect 36 on ACT Math: The Jurassic Guide

New to the ACT Math test, or hoping to boost your score? Magoosh experts have all the information and practice you need for ACT Math.

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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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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 won’t find […]

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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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