The ACT Assessment ® is designed to assess high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. It consists of multiple-choice tests in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science Reasoning. Virtually all U.S. colleges and universities accept ACT results. The ACT Assessment offers a comprehensive way for high school students to demonstrate to the colleges and universities of their choice that they can become successful college students.

The ACT Exam is given in the Charles H. Jones and Professional Sciences Center buildings on Macon's west campus.

Detailed policies, procedures, and registration information can be found in the registration bulletin or on the ACT web site at


Number of Questions

Time Limit




45 minutes

Standard written English and rhetorical skills.



60 minutes

Mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken up to the beginning of grade 12



35 minutes

Reading comprehension



35 minutes

The interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills required in the natural sciences

Optional Writing Test

1 prompt

30 minutes

Writing skills emphasized in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition courses

Acceptable Identification Is Required for Admittance

Please ensure you bring an acceptable form of ID.
Acceptable IDs are:

  • valid state driver's license
  • student ID
  • passport
(Not accepted: check cashing cards, picture credit cards, Sam's cards, etc.)

(Note: Middle Georgia State University does not administer the Residual ACT test.)