Testing Center

ACT (American College Test): Paper-based

Fall 2020 Update

The ACT Exam is still being offered at St. Cloud State for Fall 2020.  This test given in larger rooms in Atwood Center and not in the Testing Center, which is being relocated out of Atwood Center.


The ACT Assessment is used by many colleges and universities as an entrance exam. It consists of four multiple choice sections followed by an optional writing section.

Fees and Registration The ACT testing fees include score reports for you, your high school, and up to four colleges requested as part of registration. For more information, go to www.actstudent.org/

You can register for the ACT in the following ways:

  • By Mail
    • You can register for the ACT through the mail by completing the Registration Folder, which is available at most high schools or by requesting one to be mailed to you by filling out the information on the following Web site: www.actstudent.org/forms/stud_req.html

National Testing Dates

ACT offers testing in the following months. Please refer to the ACT web site for detailed information:

  • September
  • October
  • December
  • February
  • April
  • June

Test Preparation

Please refer to the ACT Web site for detailed information regarding test preparation: www.actstudent.org/testprep/

ACT Web Site