ACT In NIGERIA

American College Testing (ACT)

What does “ACT” stand for?

Originally, “ACT” stood for American College Testing. In 1996, however, the official name of the organization was shortened to simply “ACT.” This change in the official name was made to better reflect the broad array of programs and services ACT NOW offers beyond college entrance testing

There are two test options for ACT:

  1. The ACT (No Writing) includes the four multiple choice tests.
  2. The ACT (With Writing) also includes a 30-Minute Writing Test.

The present expansion increased the number from 2 to 10 with further plans to expand in other secondary schools in the future.
The New Test Centers and the Test Center Code Numbers are as tabulated below:

Why Take The ACT?

In general, there are four primary reasons why the ACT is recommended for college-bound students. The first of these is the ACT’s ubiquity in the U.S. collegiate system; virtually all U.S. colleges and universities accept the ACT as a qualifying college exam. This naturally includes the Ivy League universities, the prestigious University of California system, and individual world-renowned schools like Carnegie Mellon, Caltech and MIT.

Another reason for taking the ACT is that, more so than other admission exams of its type, the ACT is curriculum-based, meaning it draws more from what students have already studied than it does from aptitude testing. Because the ACT is not designed to measure a student’s facility with a particular aptitude, or intelligence in general, it is often seen by students to be a more applicable and less threatening test experience. Related to this is the total package of services provided by the ACT, which includes an inventory of interests and a student profile section, both of which can be used to further define a student’s background and future plans for college admission officials.

The fourth reason for taking the ACT is the cost-benefit ratio. The fees for the ACT are generally significantly lower than for other competing collegiate admission exams, and thus provide students greater access to collegiate admissions than might be otherwise possible. This is due to the ACT being created and administered by a private non-profit corporation. Also, when combined with the service package offered with the ACT, the cost-benefit ratio tilts more favorably to students.

American College Testing (ACT)

ACT One –stop Shop
www.actstudent.org acts like one-stop-shop for students who are looking for resources to prepare for ACT.  The web site has:

  • Free practice questions,
  • Frequently Ask Questions (FAQs),
  •  University and college ACT code.
  • College and career planning resources.
  • You can also find information on the different types of college career planning resources,
  • Information on financial aid available.
  • Students are able to check their ACT scores online.
  • Students can use the website to create personal profile and web account.

ACT and College Scholarship

One of the most important and influential parts of the college admissions process is taking the ACT standardized admissions test. Getting a high score of 30 to 36 can greatly improve your chances of getting admitted to the best colleges. Furthermore, getting a high ACT score is necessary for getting scholarships for college. By getting a high ACT score, you will qualify for many scholarships at colleges than may have otherwise been possible.

What is ACT perfect Score?

A perfect ACT score is 36. This refers to the Composite Score, since it is an average of the four main sections. In other words, a perfect ACT score is a 36 in English, a 36 in Math, a 36 Reading, a 36 in Science, and therefore a 36 Composite score. If the Writing Test is taken, a combined English/Writing perfect score would also be 36 (remember that the Writing Test Score is not calculated for the Composite Score).

When are the Test dates for ACT: 2009-2010?

Test Date
Inter. Registration Deadline
Registration Deadlines
September 12, 2009
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Only in the United States
October 24, 2009
September 18, 2009
Done
December 12, 2009
November 6, 2009
Done
February 6, 2010
January 5, 2010
Done
April 10, 201
March 5, 2010
Registration Completed
June 12
May 7, 2010
May 7, 2010

When are the Test Dates for ACT: 2010-2011?

Test Date

International Registration Deadline

Registration Deadline

September 11, 2010

 

August 17, 2010

October 23, 2010

September 17, 2010

September  17, 2010

December 11, 2010

November 5, 2010

November 5, 2010

February 12, 2011

January 7, 2011

January 7, 2011

April 10, 2011

March 4, 2011

March 4, 2011

June 11, 2011

May 6, 2010

May 6, 2010

 
 NAMES AND TEST CENTER CODES:
 

TEST CENTER ADDRESS

TEST CENTER CODE

HILL CREST SCHOOL, JOS PLATEAU STATE.

867280

ALADURA COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL, ANTHONY VOLLAGE, LAGOS

867140

DOWEN COLLEGE, 18 ADEBAYO DOHERTY ROAD, LEKKI , PHASE I, LAGOS

872110

SAPATI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, ILORIN-AJASE IPO ROAD, ILORIN

872140

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COLLEGE UMUAHIA

872170

QUEENS SECONDARY SCHOOL ENUGU

872180

AMERICAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, ONIREKE, IBADAN

872100

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL, ABUJA

872120

JEPHTHAH COMPREHENSIVE SECONDARY SCHOOL, PORT HARCOURT

872130

MAEKENG SPECIAL HIGH SCHOOL,  10 WEMBLY STREET, CALABAR

872150