ACT Test FAQs

How soon should I begin taking the ACT?

It is strongly recommended that high school students begin taking the ACT as early as the freshman year. They may want to retake the ACT to improve their test scores for admission and scholarship purposes.

What if I had a conflict on the testing day I was scheduled to take the test, is there any way I can still take the test at another time?

Communicate with the ACT Coordinator to arrange a new testing date, as long as space is still available. You will need to pay the ACT fee again.

Could I retake the ACT at Gallaudet University?

Yes, if it had been more than 60 days after you last took the test at Gallaudet University. If you retook the ACT at Gallaudet University or at another residual site in less than 60 days, the test will be voided. Please check your last test taking date before registering and retaking the test. It is your sole responsibility to double-check your previous test date before registering.

Could I retake the ACT test in less than 60 days elsewhere?

You can take the ACT at a national test site on a national test date less than 60 days after taking the ACT on campus at Gallaudet University. However, you must wait for a minimum of 60 days to elapse before taking the ACT at any residual test site elsewhere.

How many times can I retake the ACT?

You can take it up to 12 times.

Could I use the ACT scores from an ACT session I attended previously for the Gallaudet University admissions office?

Please contact the Admissions Office at admissions.office@gallaudet.edu regarding this question.

Updated September 5, 2018