The ACT is a paper-pencil standardized test used for admission into undergraduate programs at Georgia State University. The ACT consists of tests in following areas:

English 75 Questions 45 Minutes
Mathematics 60 Questions 60 Minutes
Reading 40 Questions 35 Minutes
Science Reasoning 40 Questions 35 Minutes
*Writing 1 Essay 30 Minutes

*Included only with ACT Assessment Plus Writing test option. This test will be required of applicants to GSU who plan to enter college in fall 2006 or later.

With the exception of the writing test, each of these tests contains multiple-choice questions that offer either four or five answer choices from which you are to choose the correct or best answer.

The ACT is offered six times a year. For information on the test schedule and registering for a future test date, consult the ACT website. Information is available for registering in the following manners:

  • Online (Credit card required)
  • By telephone (800-525-6926) if you are in high school and registered for a national test date within the last two years. (Credit card required)
  • Standby (See registration bulletin for details)

Test candidates are strongly encouraged to review the ACT website (noted above) and/or registration bulletin for policies regarding scheduling and rescheduling, required identification on test day, and calculator usage.