What should I bring to the ACT on test day?

ACT Test Day – What to bring on test day

The big day is finally here: ACT test day! Use the list below to help your child determine what to bring to the ACT test center.

What to Bring

  • Admission ticket (received upon registration)
  • A valid ID (valid ID includes a driver’s license or passport, a recent published photo, a school letter or transcript, or a notarized letter with photo)
  • An approved calculator and extra batteries
  • Sharpened no. 2 pencils (mechanical pencils and ink pens are not allowed)
  • A watch to keep track of time

Your child should report to his or her assigned test center by 8:00am. Students taking the ACT without Writing under standard time conditions are typically released at about 12:15pm. Students taking the ACT with Writing are typically released at about 1:00pm.

What NOT to Bring

  • Food or drinks
  • Highlighters or pens
  • Cell phones, iPods, cameras, or electronic timers
  • Books or other reading materials

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