If you live in Michigan, you registered yourself for the March ACT through your school. But the June ACT - any other ACT test you take - are different. You need to register yourself online at www.actstudent.org.
2. You need to pay... but you can get up to 2 fee waivers.
The ACT without writing costs $38.00. The ACT with writing costs $54.50. These fees can add up, but here's the good news: if you qualify for free or reduced price lunch (or can demonstrate financial need), you can request a fee waiver from your high school counselor. Each student can receive up to two fee waivers to use, so if you are eligible for waivers, make sure you choose your tests wisely. To see if you're eligible, ask your high school counselor or read the guidelines here.
3. You need to select your own test site - and your high school may not be one of them.
The March ACT was easy: just show up at your school and take the test. The June ACT - and any others you take after - will be offered at different testing locations, and your high school may not be one of them. When you register for the ACT, you will select your own testing location from a list they offer. Try to select one that's the most convenient for you.
4. Save money by selecting four colleges to send your score report to and uploading a photo in time.
When you register for the ACT, they will ask you to select up to four colleges (you can select more but will need to pay) to send your score reports to. Even though it's optional, take advantage of the opportunity to save money! By selecting the colleges when you register, you not only let them know that you're interested, you also save yourself from having to pay $12.00 per college that you choose to deliver your score to afterwards. On that note, you will also need to upload a photo of yourself. If you don't do it by the photo upload deadline (June 5, 2015), the ACT will cancel your registration, and you'll have to pay a $23.00 rescheduling fee!
5. You need to bring your own calculator and pencils on test day.
If your high school was nice, it may have provided you with pencils and a calculator for the March ACT. Don't expect the same in June. You are expected to bring your own calculator and pencils on national test dates, so be sure to come prepared with an acceptable calculator and a full stock of sharpened No. 2 pencils.