TO REGISTER FOR THE ACT:
Go to the website www.actstudent.org
Click SIGN UP/LOGIN
If you already have an account with actstudent.org, enter your user name & password. If you do NOT have an account, click SIGN UP on the right and create an account.
The CAP OFFICE DOES NOT KNOW YOUR USER NAMES PASSWORDS – if you have forgotten yours or cannot get into your account YOU must contact ACT& have them assess the problem & possibly issue you your password. The toll free number to do this is: 1-800-553-6244, ext. 1270.
CODES/INFORMATION NEEDED to complete registration
Your high school code, South Dade’s is 100-700, this is to insure WE receive your score and so YOU don’t have to search for it & bring it to us at the very last possible minute should you need it for FCAT replacement).
Your test center code, WHERE you’re going to actually TAKE the test, South Dade’s TEST CENTER code for the ACT is 177150.
Colleges/universities’ codes or names so they will receive yours score it is a good…NO, IT IS AN EXCELLENT idea to request your scores be sent to the school(s) you are applying to. You may send them to 4 schools for free at the time of registration. AFTER TAKING THE TEST, you will be charged for having scores sent to EACH SCHOOL ($10 per school, regular delivery; $15 per school, rush delivery)…so save time AND money by doing this at the time of registration.
Fee waiver code (if you are eligible) – this code is highlighted for you on the attached sheet.
At this point you should be done & instructed to print your Admission ticket.
AGAIN, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO PRINT THIS TICKET.
You may print it at any time prior to the test date by going back into your account (with your user name & password…SO KEEP THAT HANDY!!!) and selecting PRINT ADMISSION TICKET. This Admission ticket is vital to have on test day as it will not only get you into the test center, but it also has your registration number on it & you will need that for your answer documents.
TO SUBMIT A COLLEGE APPLICATION FEE WAIVER
Most college & universities prefer students submit their application online as it makes the whole process easier & faster. You may do so AND still pay your application fee with a fee waiver. At the end of the application process, you will be asked how you would like to pay your application fee: check, money order or credit card. When paying with a fee waiver, select CHECK OR MONEY ORDER and simply mail them the paper waiver you are issued in place of the check or money order. You may also include any other supplemental items the school requests along with the waiver. These items may include: letter(s) of recommendation, essay, and resume or residency documentation. Keep in mind, students are allotted 4 application waivers on behalf of SAT and 4 application waivers on behalf of ACT…what that means is…the student MUST HAVE ACTUALLY REGISTERED FOR AND, IN A PERFECT WORLD, ALREADY TAKEN THE TEST(S).