ACT is committed to serving students with disabilities by providing reasonable accommodations appropriate to the student's disability. ACT has established policies regarding documentation of an applicant's disability and the process for requesting accommodations. For details, see ACT Policy for Documentation to Support Requests for Testing Accommodations on the ACT Assessment.
If you currently receive accommodations in school due to a professionally diagnosed and documented disability, you may provide documentation to support a request for one of the following:
- Center Testing #1: Standard Time National Testing with Accommodations
- Center Testing #2: Extended Time National Testing (50% more time). If approved, you will be allowed up to 5 hours total to work on the multiple-choice tests at your own pace, including breaks between tests. If you are taking the ACT Plus Writing, you will be allowed up to 5 hours and 45 minutes total.
- Special Testing: Testing at school with extended time and alternate formats availablenot as part of national testing at a test center.
The basic fees for all forms of testing are the same. Read the information about each to determine which one to choose and follow that application process carefully. You may find the comparison chart helpful to review the requirements and features of Extended Time National Testing and Special Testing. If you have already been approved for Extended Time National Testing, you may request a test date change or re-registration.
The information you provide to ACT about your disability will be treated as confidential and will be used solely to determine your eligibility for accommodations. Details about your testing accommodations will be shared only with the testing staff and will not be released to anyone else.
The ACT and ACT Plus Writing are offered only in English. Accommodations (including extended time testing) are not available solely on the basis of limited English proficiency.