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The PreACT is a great first step you can take to prep for the ACT. After taking it, you will be able to identify strengths and weaknesses to inform your ACT study plan.

What is the PreACT?

The PreACT is a paper-based, multiple-choice test covering the four subjects on the ACT (English, Math, Reading, and Science).

How does scoring work?

The scoring is aligned to the same 1-36 score scale as the ACT. You receive your Composite and Subject scores as well as Predicted ACT scores as part of your results.

Who takes the PreACT?

Typically 10th graders whose schools choose to administer the exam.

How long is the test?

The PreACT is slightly shorter than the ACT. The English, Reading, and Science sections are each 30 minutes long and the Math section is 40 minutes long. Writing is not included since it is optional on the ACT.

Why should you take it?

By taking the PreACT, you will have a good idea of where you stand. We recommend that you add your scores to your free ACT Academy account to access your customized study plan that will guide you to achieving your goals. It will also familiarize you with the formality of proctors, timed sections, and format of the test. An added benefit of taking the it is the ability to share your score with colleges and scholarship agencies that may help you pay for college. It’s never too early to start your search!

If your school offers the PreACT, we highly recommend taking it to put you on a path to achieving your goals. Good luck, we are rooting for you!