ACT Eligibility Criteria 2019
Ranjini Basu, 28 Jan 2019, #ACT

ACT Eligibility Criteria 2019: ACT® exam conducting body ACT, the organisation do not prescribe any specific ACT 2019 eligibility criteria. As the exam measures the college readiness of students, it is expected that candidates should be high school students. According to the ACT 2019 eligibility criteria, there is no official prerequisite to be able to appear for the ACT exam. However, fluency in the English language is the basic requirement to be able to fetch a decent score. The ACT test is one of the most popular college readiness assessment tests for college admission in the US. Aspiring candidates can check all about the eligibility criteria of ACT 2019.

ACT 2019 Eligibility Criteria:

  • According to the ACT eligibility criteria 2019, the ACT test can be attempted by all candidates, irrespective of age and academic grade levels; students in grades 6, 7, 8 and 9, can also apply for ACT exam in addition to high school graduates.
  • However, aspirants need to meet the ACT 2019 eligibility criteria set by respective institutions/colleges that students are applying to.
  • As ACT test score is accepted for college admission in the US, it is usually taken by high school graduates and those above the age of 13 years.
  • To abide by the ACT eligibility criteria 2019, students should ideally take ACT at least two months before the application deadlines of the institutions, because scores for the ACT are normally reported two–eight weeks after the test date.

Quick facts about ACT Eligibility Criteria 2019:

  • Unlike SAT which primarily measures the reasoning and verbal abilities of a test taker, or in other words the aptitude of a student, ACT test is a curriculum-based exam that evaluates what the student has learnt in school.

  • Conducted by the ACT, a nonprofit organisation, the test consists of four sections –English, Reading, Mathematics, and Science, in addition to an optional 40-minute writing test.

  • ACT 2019 scores are used by all four-year colleges and universities in the United States to supplement a candidate’s high school records, recommendation letters and other qualifications for undergraduate-level study.

  • As per the ACT 2019 eligibility criteria, the test requires a complete high school level knowledge. ACT exam is conducted six times a year in the US, US territories, Puerto Rico and Canada. In the rest of the countries, ACT is held on five test dates.

  • Also, according to the ACT exam pattern 2019, it does not have any negative marking.

A standardized test is designed for high school graduates seeking college admission in the US for undergraduate study. The exam conducting body does not have any specific ACT eligibility criteria 2019, candidates irrespective of age and grades can avail the exam. Every year around 1.8 million graduates, representing candidates from all 50 states in the US and across 130 countries, take the ACT test, making it the leading admission test for admission in US colleges. The ACT is accepted by all US colleges and universities.


ACT Test Dates 2019 - The ACT test is scheduled seven times a year in the United States and its territories, Puerto Rico, and Canada: in September, October, December, February, April, June, and July. However, in New York State, the test is not offered in the months of February and July. In other locations, the ACT is offered five times a year: in September, October, December, April, and June. The ACT is offered only on Saturdays except for those with credible religious obligations, who may take the test on another day.The ACT test 2019 is conducted on seven national and five international test dates every year. The test can also be taken in other countries but the availability of ACT test centres as well as test dates is much scarce as compared to the USA centres. In accordance with the eligibility criteria of ACT 2019, candidates can take the ACT test 2019 a maximum of 12 times.

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