The answer is yes. Taking the ACT is extremely important for college admission. To understand why you need it, you probably need to know what exactly the ACT is. It is a multiple-choice test on paper and pencil that covers subject areas of English, math, reading, science, and an optional writing section. The test measures your skill level as you plan for college entry. The score is one of the main things that colleges will look at during the application process. The highest score you can achieve is 36.
Most four-year colleges and universities will require a certain score to admit to you their college. To learn this information you can look online or reach out to the colleges that you are interested in. The higher your score is, the more likely it is that you will be admitted to the school and offered scholarship money.
Most students will take the pre-test (PACT) in their sophomore year and then the actual ACT in junior year. But you can also take the test again in your senior year to get a higher score. Colleges and universities will always take the highest test score.
While the ACT is an important part of your application there are more things that colleges will look at before they accept you as a student. Colleges and universities will also look at your G.P.A. and classes you have taken (core classes, AP, Honors, Dual-Credits).
This year at Cleveland, the test will be held on February 25, 2020. The average cost to take the test is $46-$67, but at Cleveland, juniors can take the test for free. Instead of just cruising through the whole test and not trying, do your very best. Your ACT score can open you to a new window of great colleges as well that can lead you to your career.