Students Enrolled in Grade 6, 7, or 8

Parents of younger students may register these students to take the ACT or ACT with writing on the Web only if the student is at least 13 years of age. Due to Internet privacy laws, students 12 years or younger cannot register online or create an ACT Web account, even if their parents or guardians assist them or create their account. These students should request a registration packet. We encourage students who are 13 years of age or older to register online.

Academic Talent Identification Programs

Students in grades 6, 7, or 8, who have been identified by their schools as academically talented, may be invited to participate in an academic talent search program that includes taking the ACT.

Many of these programs offer a one-step registration option that combines registering for the academic talent search program with registering for the ACT. In some instances, additional test centers have been established that are available only for students participating in the academic talent search program. Talent search participants are advised to follow the instructions they receive from their respective program to register for the ACT. This may require registering directly with the talent search program rather than using ACT online registration or an ACT registration packet.

For details about specific academic talent search programs, visit these websites:
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