• Do you need your ACT results in less than a week?
  • Do you want to re-take the ACT test again?
  • Would you like to take the ACT in a conducive environment with full communication access?

If you answered 'YES' to all the questions above, then you're in luck! Gallaudet University offers the ACT on campus. Here's your opportunity to get a head start on the Gallaudet undergraduate application process.

The ACT is comprised of 75 English questions, 60 math questions, 40 reading questions, and 40 science questions.

The Gallaudet University Admissions Office accepts ACT scores for undergraduate applications.  ACT sessions are administered by a Gallaudet official/test coordinator on campus. Resulting test scores are valid for consideration by the Office of Admissions at Gallaudet only. Results of ACT tests administered at Gallaudet cannot be used for admission consideration by other universities/colleges. This restriction is according to the ACT HQ rules for residual test sites, such as Gallaudet University.  If you plan to transfer at least 30 credits from another college, you may not need to take the ACT. Please consult with your admissions counselor to confirm whether this situation applies to you.  Please note that residual testing scores from our test sessions are not accepted for NCAA initial eligibility. 

For COVID-19 Assessment of Health:

Gallaudet University is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. To take the ACT on campus, you must go through the following steps:

  1. Review https://yourway.gallaudet.edu/campus-health-safety/ for more information about what we are doing to ensure the health and safety of everyone on campus.
  2. Complete the self assessment form.
  3. Complete the pre-approval form
  4. Wait for pre-approval.


If you are interested in taking the ACT at Gallaudet University, please review the ACT Schedule, read the Instructions available in the left panel, fill out the ACT Registration Form, and notify the Admissions Undergraduate Visitor Coordinator via email at ugstudentvisits@gallaudet.edu at least two weeks prior to the campus visit so arrangements can be made. Please bring your valid photo ID with birth date displayed, an approved calculator, and a printout of the registration confirmation email with the registration number to the testing site to check in on time for the scheduled ACT test session. You should also inform and confirm with your admission counselor of your interest in taking the ACT and on which date.

ACT Session Schedule

It will take about five and a half hours for the ACT plus a half hour for instructions.

90 minutes for the English subsection
10 minute break
90 minutes for the Math subsection
10 minute break
60 minutes for the Reading subsection
10 minute break
60 minutes for the Science subsection
330 minutes total (about 5.5 hours)


Proctors use American Sign Language to communicate with the registrants. The ACT subsections listed above already have about 40% more time than the regular ACT in order to accommodate the needs of deaf and hard of hearing participants. If you wish to make a request for other special accommodation(s), please contact the ACT coordinator and be ready to submit documentation from a certified specialist in order to obtain special accommodations.


  1. Read and review the two links below:

    If you are in one of the high-risk states within this DC health release, you will not be permitted to take in-person ACT sessions at Gallaudet.*
  2. Complete the checklist 
  3. Wait to hear back from us for pre-approval.
  4. Register for the ACT. (walk-ins are not accepted)
  5. After your ACT registration is approved via email confirmation, read the ACT instructions carefully. 
    Due to COVID-19, we strongly encourage you to bring your own supplies. (pencil, paper, calculator, etc.)
  6. Complete the self-assessment form the day before your arrival on campus.

*Anyone coming into Washington, D.C. from a high-risk state (within the prior 14 days) who was traveling for non-essential activities will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days from their arrival in the District. Individuals traveling from high-risk states after essential travel or arriving in the District for essential travel are required to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days and, if they show signs or experience symptoms of COVID-19, they are to self-quarantine and seek medical advice or testing.

If you have taken the ACT test through Gallaudet's On-Campus (Residual) testing within the last 60 days and try to take it again, your scores will be cancelled and your fee will not be refunded.

You must have started or completed an application to Gallaudet University or be currently enrolled at Gallaudet University to take part of this On-Campus (Residual) testing. Scores from On-Campus (Residual) testing are reported and valid ONLY for Gallaudet University. You, your high school, and other universities will not receive reports from the ACT Center.


Some of your questions may be answered in the FAQs in the left panel. For any questions regarding the actual ACT itself, check out its website at http://www.act.org/ and browse their links, especially the one for practice tests. Other questions about registering for the ACT at Gallaudet University or about special accommodations should be directed to the ACT test coordinator, Mr. Ali Sanjabi, at actatgallaudet@gallaudet.edu.

Updated September 5, 2018