How do I get ready for test day?

The best preparation for the ACT is taking a solid high school program—courses in English, mathematics, science, and social studies—and taking your schoolwork seriously. It's also true that your attitudes, emotions, and physical state may influence your performance. So start preparing early.

Read all the information in the Register Online Brochure, if you registered on the Web, or in Registering by Mail for the ACT, if you registered by paper folder. Take the complete practice tests in the free booklet, Preparing for the ACT. You can download this booklet or obtain a copy from your school. For more practice, see our online sample test questions.

Also read the information here on the Web so you know what to expect on test day and read test-taking tips. Be sure to read the information about permitted and prohibited calculators carefully.

You may also consider purchasing ACT Online Prep™ or the Real ACT Prep Guide. Both include test-taking strategies and practice tests.