national ACT

The ACT is a college admissions test designed to measure a student’s readiness for college level coursework. Arkansas Tech University (ATU) accepts the ACT for admission purposes. Admission requirements, including minimum criterion for exam scores, may be viewed at

The ACT is composed of four (4) sections:  English, Math, Reading, and Science.  The maximum score in each area is a 36. The average score from the four (4) sections is called the composite score; this is the score that colleges and universities look at when considering admission and scholarships.  ACT will grade these tests, and the results are available through your ACT web account.

Students may register for the exam at the following link: The cost of the exam is $60.00 (no writing) and $85.00 (with writing). ATU does not require for the writing portion of the exam for admission purposes.

A variety of ACT preparation materials may be viewed at

Students are encouraged to check with their high school counselor(s) regarding prep classes that may be offered on their campus throughout the testing year.

Students bringing their own calculators should review the ACT math test calculator policy located at

Weather conditions may require the cancellation of a scheduled test. In the event of poor or declining weather conditions, students should check the ACT website at for information.

Testing Services Inclement Weather Policy may be viewed at

Test Date Start Time Location

If you were scheduled to test at ATU for 10/22/22, please contact ACT.  
This testing location was consolidated with another location and examinees
should receive more information from ACT about their updated location.

Test takers should report to the testing location by 7:45 a.m. and must present a valid registration ticket and valid photo I.D