ACT Test Registration Material
The ACT a is a standardized multiple choice test usually used by colleges and universities to objectively determine students readiness for the rigors of college studies. Most students take this test in high school. As used by CTY, the ACT provides more information about a child’s mathematical and reading/verbal strengths. How is this? The ACT establishes a much higher “ceiling” than the grade-level exams children normally take. A child who tests in higher percentiles of the ACT is a very good candidate for more challenging course work and other modifications to a school curriculum. Such information should have a great impact on the future educational pathways.
Test fee: $35
Test length: 3 ½ to 4 hours
36 possible points
4 sections (English, Mathematics, Reading, Science)
Note: CTY only considers the Mathematics and Reading sections for awards and course eligibility.
Optional Writing Test
No penalty for guessing
- Locate ACT test centers
- If your child is 13 years of age or older, you can register for the ACT online.
- Students under 13 must use the following test registration material (please print and read all 3):
- When selecting reporting options, be sure to select "Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth" and/or reporting code "5334". Failure to indicate CTY in the registration will result in your child's scores NOT being transmitted to CTY.
- ACT Sample Tests
Special Instructions for February 2013 ACT test registrants:
- On test day, you must have a printed copy of your admission ticket or you will not be allowed to test. The ticket must be for the current test date, and you must report to the test center that shows on your ticket. If you have registered for the February 2013 test, you should have received your ticket by this time.
- If you have not received your ticket or you need to request a duplicate ticket, contact ACT by phone as soon as possible, but no later than 8:00 p.m. Central Time, on Wednesday, February 6. You may speak to an ACT representative by calling 319-337-1270, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Central Time.
- You must also bring your completed Talent Search ID Letter to the test center on test day. You can download this Student ID Letter above.
Please note that the Talent Search Identification Letter is not the same as an admission ticket and MAY NOT be used in place of your ticket.