ACT FAQs

  • The ACT will be administered to registered students on Tuesday, February 23rd, which is an asynchronous (remote) learning day. Below are some frequently asked questions and their respective answers to assist students/families in planning for the day.

    What time should I arrive?

    Please arrive no later than 7:00am. We will be screening approximately 370 students upon arrival, which will take time.

    Do I need to wear a face covering?

    You will need to wear your face covering the entire time you are on campus, including before, during, and after the exam.

    Where is my testing location?

    When you enter the building, you will see a list of students' names and room locations. We will also have these lists posted on each floor. There will be teachers/counselors stationed throughout the building to direct you to your assigned room.

    What do I need to bring?

    You will need to bring a No. 2 pencil and a calculator. If you do not have your own calculator, contact Ms. Hailey (khailey@wcpss.net) ASAP.

    When can I leave?

    You can leave when everyone in your testing room is finished, you have received the non-test instructions, and your test administrator has dismissed you. If you are a student driver, you will be dismissed first. Please sign out in the cafeteria before leaving campus. Once student drivers have been dismissed, students who are awaiting parent/guardian pick-up OR using other means of transportation will be escorted to the cafeteria.

    Do I need to turn my cell phone off?

    Any smart technology (Apple Watch, FitBit, cell phone, etc.) needs to be turned off. DO NOT TURN IT ON SILENT. If your phone/watch goes off during testing, it will be counted as an irregularity and you will run the risk of having your score cancelled.

    What do I do after the exam?

    When you have finished the ACT, you will be given the non-test part of the ACT. This will have a case sensitive code for you to enter on your MYACT portal if you have already created an account. If you do not have an account, you will need to do this first, before you complete the non-test portion. You will complete this section of the ACT at home. Please have a parent/guardian with you to help in this process. This should be completed within two days of taking the ACT. If you complete it within the two days of taking the ACT, you can send your scores, free of charge, to four schools or scholarship opportunities of your choice.