5 months ago
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ACT ID on test day // Studying advice


While thinking of the colleges I want to go to and how I can make my school "profile" look better I decided to take the ACT (I'm a junior and I'll take it for the first time in July). I was reading what's needed for test day and I'm confused. It says that I need an ID issued by city/state/federal government. I don't have a driver's permit yet but does anyone know if that would be valid? (Any other examples are good).

Thank you!

PS: Any study-tips are also appreciated :)


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5 months ago

The answer below covers it pretty well. A passport or birth certificate would do the trick, of course. A student ID should work, and if you don't have anything, you can get this form https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/sat-student-id-form.pdf signed by an administrator at your school.

For test prep, I always advise a multi-pronged approach! Attack from all sides, if you can. Try doing some practice tests, read through a review book or two, and consider forming a study group and talking about tricky questions with your friends. You might also consider getting a tutor or taking a prep course, although this option can sometimes be rather expensive. For more tips on how to prepare, check out our blog post on the topic here: https://blog.collegevine.com/10-tips-to-prepare-for-the-sat/

and our prep guides here: https://blog.collegevine.com/category/standardized-tests/sat-guides/

5 months ago

For the SATs I had the same issue and my school guidance counselor/secretary was able to print this id for me. Also if you have a school id or passport that should work as well.

For studying tips I would recommend khan academy!


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