• ACT Content
     
    The ACT has four sections: English, Reading, Math and Science, as well as an optional 40-minute writing test. Some schools may require the writing test, so be sure to ask before you take it.
     
    English
    • 75 multiple-choice questions
    • 45 minutes
    • Tests grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and rhetorical skills
    Math
    • 60 multiple-choice questions
    • 60 minutes
    • Algebra I and II, geometry, and some trigonometry
    Reading
    •  40 multiple-choice questions
    • 35 minutes
    • Four passages (prose fiction, social studies, humanities, and natural science) with 10 questions per passage
    Science
    •  40 multiple-choice questions
    • 35 minutes
    • Questions on science-based passages presented with graphs, charts, tables and research summaries
    Writing
    •  Optional (check with the school you are applying to to see if it's required!)
    • 1 essay
    • 40 minutes