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American College Test (ACT)

The ACT Assessment measures skills in English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning. Each of these tests contains multiple-choice questions that offer either four or five answer choices. Beginning in 2005, students testing in the U.S. may register for one of two Test Options: the ACT Assessment or the ACT Assessment Plus Writing, which includes a 30-minute Writing Test for an additional fee.

The basic test fee is $38.00 for the ACT Assessment and $54.50 for the ACT Assessment Plus Writing. There are additional fees for late registration, standby testing, changing test centers or test dates, and for additional services and products.  Photo Upload is required with Registration and Photo ID is required to Check in on Test day.

Please visit the ACT website at for more information.

Register for the ACT

Register Online: Register online at  

Register by Phone: If you are in high school and have already taken the ACT Assessment on a national test date within the last two years, you may reregister by phone. Please see a registration bulletin or the website for more information.


ACT Residual

This institutional version of the ACT is an emergency test offered at UT Arlington for students wishing to be admitted to UT Arlington and have no prior SAT or ACT test score. The test is scored at UT Arlington and is only valid for UT Arlington admission. No scores will be reported to any other schools. The fee for this test is $65. Please call Testing Services at 817-272-2362 or visit our office located at Davis Hall, Suite 201 for more information. There are no retakes.


Due to the scope of this exam, we will not be able to provide any accommodations. If accommodations are needed, you will need to contact ACT to take the exam during a national test date.

ACT Residual dates

No Test dates available for spring 2015.

Payment due at time of registration. Fees must be paid when you schedule the appointment. If not paid within 24 hours, the appointment will be canceled. If you cannot pay on-line, contact Testing Services at 817-272-2362.

Register Online for UT Arlington students only: You must know your 10-digit UTA ID number to register.

Because there is a limited capacity for each test date, students are encouraged to register for the test as soon as possible.