How to Register for ACT

How to Register for ACT

You can register online by using an ACT web account. It also lets you access a variety of ACT services.

What You Will Need to Register

  • Computer with internet
  • High school course details
  • Headshot photo
  • Credit card or other payment

Photo Requirements

To complete your registration, you must provide a recent photo of yourself for identification and test security purposes. This photo will print on your ticket and on the score report that is automatically sent to your high school.

You can upload a JPG, JPEG, PNG, or BMP image file. The maximum file size is 5MB. If you scan your photo, the resulting file must print as a 2" x 2" image or larger. The photo must be at least 640 x 480 pixels. If you have scanned your photo, crop the image to show only your head and shoulders before you upload it.

Changes in Registration

You can make changes to your registration through your ACT web account. The kinds of changes that can be made include:

  • Adding or removing the writing test
  • Changing your test date
  • Changing your test location
  • Updating your personal information
  • Adding or changing your college choices
  • Correcting high school code

Payment of Fees

Online registrations must be paid by credit card. ACT accepts any valid American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa card.