College-bound high school students who want to take the ACT test for college admissions have two chances to register before the Dec. 13 national test date. The postmark registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 7.

There is also a late registration postmark deadline on Nov. 20 (an additional fee is required for late registration). Students can get information from their high school counselor or register online at

ACT scores are accepted by nearly all colleges in the nation, including all Ivy League schools. It is a curriculum-based achievement test, not an aptitude test. There are four sections: English, reading, math and science. The tests cover material that students study in high school.

Scores are considered by colleges for admissions and course placement, along with several other factors, including high school grade point average, college prep courses taken in high school, extracurricular activities, personal background and other information. The test fee is $26.

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