The ACT costs $60 without the Writing section or $85 with it. If a student registers within the Late Registration window, there is an additional $36 fee. Cost information for section retesting has not yet been released, though ACT has confirmed that the price point will be lower than the full-length test.
Students may apply for a fee waiver if they meet certain household income criteria. For students that qualify, the ACT has clarified that each student will receive four fee waivers. Each administration would use one fee waiver, regardless of how many sections are being retested on that day.
The ACT provides a variety of accommodations: large print test booklets, extended time and multiple-day testing, and accommodations for English learners and students with physical disabilities.
Some accommodations are available at national testing sites and some require special testing environments arranged for by the student’s school.
Most accommodation requests are submitted through the student’s school and are processed in 10-14 business days. For information on requesting accommodations, including required documentation and how to apply, visit ACT’s Accommodations page here.
One of the most common accommodation requests is extended time, including multiple-day testing. The standard extended time accommodation grants students time and a half (1.5x), receiving an additional 50% more time per section. The total testing time for extended time tests is five hours without the Writing section or six hours with the Writing section. If a student’s IEP or extended time application supports more than time and a half, the ACT does offer multiple-day (two to four days) administered at the school for up to triple time. Students must complete the test sections in order and cannot go back to a section once it is already completed.