ACT Testing
  • The ACT is a college readiness assessment that tests what you learned in high school. Colleges use your scores to determine if you are ready for college courses and if you should be admitted to their school. When you register online you will also take an interest inventory that will give you information about major and career options that may suit you. You can take the ACT as a junior or a senior. The school will provide one free testing opportunity for juniors in the spring.  If you would like to take the test again you can register online on but you will have to pay the fee in order to do so.
    All fees are non-refundable unless otherwise noted

    • ACT no writing test: $60
    • ACT with writing: $88
    • Test Option Change: $25
    • Late Registration: $36

    When registering online, you will need your ACT ID (which can be found on your score report), your high school course info, a credit card, and a headshot. You can choose the testing center that works best for you. Melrose would be the closest to Sauk Centre.

    Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
    Sep 10, 2022 Aug 5, 2022

    August 19, 2022

    Oct 22, 2022 Sep 16, 2022
    September 30
    Dec 10, 2022 Nov 4, 2022
    November 11, 2022
    Feb 11, 2023 Jan 6, 2023
    January 20, 2023
    April 15, 2023 March 10, 2023
    March 24, 2023
    June 10, 2023 May 5, 2023
    May 19, 2023
    July 15, 2023 June 1, 2023
    June 23, 2023

Free ACT prep tool

  • If you are a Great River Regional Library card holder you have access to a free ACT prep tool!

    • go to
    • Click on DATABASES on the left side
    • Under "resources available" Click LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY
    • under "All centers" drop down, click COLLEGE PREPARATION CENTER
    • Click on PREPARE FOR YOUR ACT and create an account

ACT Study Resources