Gaston College offers the National ACT Assessment on seven national test dates each year. Additional information about the ACT may be found at www.actstudent.org. The ACT is a placement option for admission consideration into Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy programs.

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National ACT Testing

The National ACT is administered on select Saturdays throughout the year in the David Belk Cannon Health Institute on the Gaston College main campus. Testing begins promptly at 7:45 a.m. The National ACT testing dates have already been established for 2017/2018.

September 9, 2017 (Saturday) 7:45 AM
October 28, 2017 (Saturday) 7:45 AM
December 9, 2017 (Saturday) 7:45 AM
February 10, 2018 (Saturday) 7:45 AM
April 14, 2018 (Saturday) 7:45 AM
June 9, 2018 (Saturday) 7:45 AM
July 14, 2018 (Saturday) 7:45 AM
David Belk Cannon Health Ed. Institute
David Belk Cannon Health Ed. Institute
David Belk Cannon Health Ed. Institute
David Belk Cannon Health Ed. Institute
David Belk Cannon Health Ed. Institute
David Belk Cannon Health Ed. Institute
David Belk Cannon Health Ed. Institute

 

The quickest and easiest way to register for the National ACT is online.  Please visit www.actstudent.org for registration options.  With online registration, you will know immediately if your preferred test center has space for you to test, and you can print your admission ticket.    Payment for the ACT may be paid online as well.

The ACT test costs are as follows:(as long as students register before the published registration deadline indicated on the National ACT website.)

  • ACT (No Writing):  $46.00
    Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four colleges (if valid codes are provided at time of registration).
  • ACT with Writing:  $62.50

Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four colleges (if valid codes are provided at time of registration).  The $16.50 Writing Test fee is refundable, upon written request, if you are absent on test day or switch to the ACT (No Writing) before the test begins.

If you want to pay by check, you must request an ACT registration packet to be mailed to you.  Individual Register-by-Mail packet instructions may be found here. Students will be mailed information about test date, time, and location once ACT has received their registration information.

As of the 2010-2011 testing year, ACT has added online options for students with disabilities who can test at national test centers. Students who may require testing accommodations for the National ACT must follow the guidelines outlined on the National ACT website.

Standbys are not guaranteed admission to the test. Please click here for instructions about standby testing. Because advance arrangements are necessary, students trying to test standby cannot request accommodations.

National ACT results are mailed to the student’s home address, as well as any college recipient the student indicates, in approximately 4-6 weeks. ACT also offers the option of checking National ACT scores free of charge via the Internet about 10 days after testing. Scores may arrive later than the typical time frame for students who tested as standbys.  The scores from the ACT test can be transferred elsewhere.  The scores are valid for use at Gaston College for 5 years.

The ACT National test can be taken as many times as needed.  There is no waiting period between test dates.

ACT Testing Preparation

ACT workshops are now available to help improve your knowledge about the content areas covered on the ACT, provide some strategies to reduce test-taking anxiety, and to increase your overall score on the exam.