ACT Test Information

  • To sign up for the ACT test go to:

    For ACT Test Registration:  Zimmerman HS Code - 242764              

    ACT State Testing for Juniors - On March 24th, 2020 all juniors will have the opportunity to take the ACT test during the school day at Zimmerman High School. This is also available to full-time students in our Online 728 Program. This test date is entirely optional, and students will not need to register ahead of time to test this day. There will be no retakes for this test date. More information will be provided to students and parents/guardians as we get closer to March.


    What is the ACT Test?

    The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of the subject areas listed here. The purpose of the exam is to help determine whether a student gets accepted into a particular college. A student's High School GPA and ACT score are the 2 main factors that a college will look at to determine eligibility. 

         English Mathematics      Reading  Science

    The ACT Plus Writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 30-minute Writing Test.

    ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S.

    The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 4 hours to complete.

    The ACT is administered at various local testing centers on Saturdays, with six scheduled test dates that include the months of September, October, December, February, April, and June.

    Make sure to register for the test in a timely way to avoid having to pay a late fee. After you register you will also have to upload a photo into your ACT Web Account. The easiest way to do this is by uploading the photo from your Parent Portal account.


    ACT Test Prep
    Through the guidance office we have multiple ACT practice tests available. Ask Mr. Stoermann if you would like a copy. As we get closer to the April ACT test date for all juniors, many of our teachers will also be doing ACT prep in their classrooms with their students.

    Log into your MCIS account, scroll over "My Portfolio" and click the link under "Test Prep." There you will find access to multiple ACT practice tests. You will be given feedback on the questions you answer wrong and it explains to you why they were wrong. You also can take a full ACT online course to help you prepare. 

    The following website offers a variety of ways that students can prepare for the ACT test:  ACT Test Prep

    ELM College Prep Center -  Click here to create an account with "ELM College Prep Center" to use to prepare for the ACT test. You will need to create an account with your library number; it is FREE.  This website offers multiple timed ACT practice tests and in-depth answer explanations. The site also has other word games and activities to help you on the different testing sections.

    Great Goals ACT Prep Seminar - Andover

    Two different test prep seminars are offered: the basic course (15 hours) and the premium course (30 hours). Students are given practice tests in specific subject areas, test strategies are taught, tests are corrected and students are assigned homework to complete before the next seminar.

    Cost: $275-$525

    Registration: Students can register online at You can also call (763)-213-5728 for more information.


    SCSU ACT Prep - St. Cloud

    SCSU Test Prep will run their ACT spring course on their campus.  This year, the course will include 24 hours of classroom learning led by test preparation experts.  The course is set to begin in February and run on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. through April.

    Cost: $499