• Seniors are encouraged to take the ACT at the beginning of their senior year and juniors at the end of their junior year.  Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch should see their assigned counselor for a fee waiver.  Students are allowed 2 ACT fee waivers that can be used during junior and/or senior year.  Colleges use your highest composite score for admission and scholarship decisions.
    • Most 4-year colleges/universities require the ACT or SAT for admission. Colleges typically use your highest composite score for admission and scholarship decisions.
    • There will be a $25 fee for registering late for the ACT. Students who meet the free/reduced lunch guidelines are eligible for a fee waiver. Waivers and practice test books available in Counseling, Rm 215


    • Register online
    • Benson's school code:  281690
    • Benson's test center code:  180000
    • Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch, see your counselor about fee waiver information. 
    • Be sure to select the 4 colleges you want to receive your results

    Free Online ACT Prep


    • Most local 2-year community colleges require students take the Accuplacer. They will usually accept the ACT and SAT instead. Wait until January through March to take it.
    • Computerized assessment used for placement into Math & English. Sections may be taken individually or together. Takes about 2 hours total to complete, but untimed. Make an appointment OR walk-in – offered at all MCC testing locations.
    • Online prep: Accuplacer OR in Counseling, 214


    • Written version of a comparable Accuplacer assessment for placement into Math & English for persons needing Disability Support Service accommodations. By appointment only at all testing locations, must have seen a DSS adviser for recommendation. Paper/Pencil version, also offered in large-print, braille and audio CD. Sections may be taken individually or together. No time limit.
    • Testing is done using a test booklet, answer sheet, scratch paper and a no. 2 Pencil. Calculators not authorized.