How can I get free learning resources and test vouchers with the ACT Fee Waiver Program?

  • Visit to see if you qualify for the ACT Fee Waiver Program.

    1. Be a currently enrolled junior or senior

    2. Test in the US, US territories, or Puerto Rico

    3. Meet one or more of the economic need indicators listed on the site.

  • If you are qualified, talk to your school counselor for registration. You can receive up to four fee waivers to take the ACT for free and you can access free learning resources through

  • There are other great benefits, such as assistance with college application fees and free score reports.

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What is a good score on the ACT?

  • ACT reported the national average for the class of 2022 was a composite score of 19.8. If you scored above 20, you did better than the average for that reporting period. If you improve your score to a 25, you would be in the top 25% of test takers. But, what does that mean to you? Check out the admission and scholarship requirements for the schools you are interested in and use that information to help you set your goal.

Do I need to take the ACT if schools are making scores optional?

  • Pandemic related admission changes have made it even tougher to decide if and when you want to send ACT scores to colleges. While there are test-optional schools, the optional part makes it tricky. If you do not take the ACT and do not submit scores, you will be typically be evaluated for scholarships and admission based on your high school transcript and application essay questions. If you think you stand out and meet the admission requirements, you may not need to take the ACT. However, test-optional means some students will submit scores. Taking the ACT may increase your chances of admission, speed the admission process, and offer more opportunities for scholarships.

How do I register for the ACT?

  • Please visit for registration deadlines and to register for your preferred ACT test date and location.