ACT Testing
  • The ACT is a college readiness assessment that tests what you learned in high school. Colleges use your scores to determine if you are ready for college courses and if you should be admitted to their school. When you register online you will also take an interest inventory that will give you information about major and career options that may suit you. You can take the ACT as a junior or a senior. The school will provide one free testing opportunity for juniors in April. If you would like to take the test again you can register online on but you will have to pay the fee in order to do so.

    • ACT no writing test: $46
    • ACT with writing: $62.50
    • Late fee: $29.50

    When registering onlin you will need your ACT id (which can be found on your score report), your high school course info, a credit card, and a headshot. You can choose the testing center that works best for you, Melrose would be the closest to Sauk Centre.

    Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
    Sep 9, 2017 Aug 4, 2017

    August 5-18, 2017

    Oct 28, 2017 Sep 22, 2017
    September 23-October 6, 2017
    Dec 9, 2017 Nov 3, 2017
    November 4-17, 2017
    Feb 10, 2018* Jan 12, 2018
    January 13-19, 2018
    April 14, 2018 March 9, 2018
    March 10-23, 2018
    June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018
    May 5-18, 2018
    July 14, 2018 June 15, 2018
    June 16-22, 2018

Free ACT prep tool

  • If you are a Great River Regional Library card holder you have access to a free ACT prep tool!

    • go to
    • Click on DATABASES on the left side
    • Under "resources available" Click LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY
    • under "All centers" drop down, click COLLEGE PREPARATION CENTER
    • Click on PREPARE FOR YOUR ACT and create an account

ACT Study Resources