College-bound juniors and seniors are encouraged to take the ACT Test at least once during junior year and once during senior year.
The ACT Test is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. The ACT Plus Writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 30-minute Writing Test.
The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete, including a short break (or just over four hours if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing). Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (plus 30 minutes if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing).
The ACT is given six times during the year: September, October, December, February, April, and June.
The ACT is given at schools nationwide. An OHS student may register to take the test at any testing site.
Many four-year colleges and universities, including most in Missouri, require an ACT score for admission. Some colleges and universities may prefer a SAT score instead, however. Please check specific college websites for admission requirements.