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Graduation Guidelines - ACT

The following excerpts come from ACT and the Colorado Department of Education.


The ACT is a national college admissions exam that students usually take in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. The ACT consists of four multiple-choice tests – English, Mathematics, Reading, and Scientific Reasoning – each with a highest possible score of 36. There is also an optional writing test which is scored separately.

In order to place in college-level courses in Colorado, students must earn an 18 in English and a 19 in math. Learn about remediation rates from the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE).

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The ACT is accepted at colleges and universities in the U.S., and also by the military.  The test is used for college admissions decisions and for awarding merit-based scholarships.

Find information about the ACT Test and the ACT Suite of Options available to students on the ACT website, ACT Test Guide for K-12 Educators and Administrators.

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ACT study guides are available online, in high school counseling offices, and in public libraries.

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