As your children start to think about taking their college 'readiness' exams, it is interesting to note that although the SAT gets the lion's share of publicity in terms of the media, the ACT actually now has more students taking it in order to qualify for the 4 year college of their choice.
Sometimes the school's scheduled exam can make ACT registration for a test onsite a little easier to get to. On the other hand, with hectic schedules a norm for most areas, it may be easier to do ACT registration through a private firm online or in your community. Many companies provide ACT tutorials and prep to help your children understand the test and achieve even better test scores. If you do ACT registration through one of these companies, they usually also provide actual test sessions that are proctored for their clients.
As mentioned before, computerization has come to the ACT. ACT registration therefore can be for either the paper test version or the computerized version, depending on what is offered in your area and what your children prefer.
Should you need to try and do a last minute ACT registration, there is actually a process known as late ACT registration that can put your child into one of several available testing centers depending upon the size of your metro area. You can find out more about registering late by contacting a testing center.
One choice you will need to make during ACT registration is whether or not to choose
to add the writing test to your child's examination. If you decide to do a full ACT registration and add the writing test, it will cost a little bit more. The benefit is largely dependent upon the schools you are applying to and the major that you would like to have. Full ACT registration is the norm for most students that are applying nationwide.