ACT Information


What is the ACT test?

The ACT is a widely accepted college entrance exam. It assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work.  The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science.   There is an optional Writing Test, which is measures skills in planning and writing a short essay.  WMHS strongly advises all of our students to take the optional Writing test when taking the ACT.

2019 - 2020  ACT Test Dates in the U.S.

Test Date

Registration Deadline

LATE Deadline
(Late Fee Required)

 Sept. 8, 2019

October 26, 2019 Sept. 27, 2019 October  4, 2019

December 14, 2019

(at WMHS)

November 8, 2019 November 22, 2019

February 8,  2020

January 10, 2020

 Jan 17, 2020

April  4, 2020

 February 8, 2020

March 13, 2020

June 13, 2020

May 8, 2020

 May 22, 2020

July 18, 2020  June 19, 2020  June 26, 2020


  •  The ACT will be offered at WMHS on December 14.
  • Check the ACT website to see if colleges you are considering require or recommend the ACT writing test.
  • WMHS counselors advise ALL STUDENTS to take the ACT plus writing.
  • You get FOUR FREE Score Reports - you must indicate what colleges you want these sent to when you register.  Make sure you do this - otherwise it is like giving away a FREE coupon!!
  • There are security requirements including UPLOADING A PHOTO!  Be sure to follow the guidelines when you register
  • Fee waivers are available for students who met specified eligibility criteria - a link is provided below for students/parents wishing more information on this service.
  • Students needing accommodations for disabilities must apply for these via ACT - click here to link for more information about Students With Disabilities

For more information about ACT photo requirements - click here

For more information on the ACT test including preparation questions and ACT student services, go to

For more information about ACT fee waiver eligibility - click here: