Registration deadline for ACT test is Jan. 6 |

Registration deadline for ACT test is Jan. 6

Daily News staff report

College-bound high school students have until Jan. 6, 2006, to register to take the ACT exam on the next nationwide test date.The ACT will be administered on Feb. 11, 2006, in all states except New York. Students who miss the Jan. 6 postmark deadline can do late registration through Jan. 20 for an additional $18 fee. Normal cost of the ACT is $29 (the cost is $43 if students choose to take the optional Writing Test).Students can register online at, or they register by mail. Registration materials are available from high school guidance counselors.The ACT Assessment is designed to measure academic achievement in four subject areas: English, reading, math and science. The exam takes about three hours (add an extra 30 minutes for the Writing Test). Colleges use ACT scores, along with a student’s high school GPA and other information to help determine if students are ready for college-level coursework. Besides admissions, scores are used to place students in appropriate courses.Students can find out if their prospective colleges require a writing score by searching on ACT’s website