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The ACT (No Writing) consists of four multiple-choice tests: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. The ACT Plus Writing includes the four multiple-choice tests and a Writing Test. The English subtest measures standard written English and rhetorical skills. The math subtest measures mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken up to the beginning of grade 12. The reading subtest reassures reading comprehension. The science subtest measures the interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills required in the natural sciences. The optional writing subtest measures writing skills emphasized in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition courses.

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Frequently Asked Questions about ACT test registration

The ACT is used for the following:

Ability-To-Benefit (ATB) (scores before 1/03/03) View Score Scale
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College Credit Certificate Programs View Score Scale
Degree Programs View Score Scale 
Early College (Dual) Enrollment


Retest Procedure for MDC Programs:

Students can take the ACT no more than 12 times total (see Retest Restrictions). Many students take the test twice, once as a junior and again as a senior (see Retake the Test).

Test Preparation:

The following are links to resources for students to prepare for the ACT:


• ACT Test Prep
• 8 Tools to help you prepare for the ACT

MDC School of Continuing Education & Professional Development College entrance exam preparation classes
• PERT Prep Courses
• Online College Readiness Enrichment Program 
  Reading, Writing, and Math (10 week online access)

ACT Schedule:

Homestead Testing By Registration TBA On a typical test day, examinees will need to arrive by 7:45 AM, and the test should be finished between 12:30 and 1 PM.
Padrón Testing TBA
Kendall Testing TBA
Medical Testing TBA
North Testing TBA
Wolfson Testing TBA

Request a remote test. Examinees must be checked-in and seated by the time scheduled in order to begin the test. Standbys should check-in no later than 2:00 P.M. Monday through Thursday and 11:00 A.M. on Friday. Examinees will then have adequate time to finish the test in a reasonable period or within the Hours of Operation.

Auxiliary Aids and Modifications

Auxiliary Aids and Modifications:

Under certain circumstances, arrangements for auxiliary aids and modifications are permissible. The College makes every reasonable effort to ensure equal access to educational opportunities and experiences for candidates with documented disabilities. These services can include:

  • Sign language interpreters
  • Adaptive or assistive technology
  • Note takers
  • and more

An ACCESS representative can help eligible candidates identify and arrange for accommodations that ensure success.

Instructions for Auxiliary Aids and Modifications:

  1. Candidate sends documentation to test vendor.
  2. Test vendor evaluates the candidate's documentation.
  3. Test vendor determines the candidate's test accommodations.
  4. Test vendor informs candidate of accommodations and schedules test.
  5. Test vendor informs Testing Center of candidate's accommodations and sends test materials for test day.
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Reimbursement for Veterans:

Great news for veterans! The GI Bill offers reimbursement for veterans who take eligible tests, including CLEP and other tests offered at MDC. This means that eligible veterans may schedule a test with MDC, pay the testing fee, take the desired test available, and request reimbursement from the VA. For more information please visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

MDC administers the test at:

Homestead Testing
500 College Terrace
Room A114
Homestead, FL 33030
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(305) 237-5105
(305) 237-5213
Padrón Testing
627 SW 27 Avenue
Room 1217
Miami, FL 33135
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(305) 237-6041
(305) 237-6207
Kendall Testing
11011 SW 104 Street
Building R, 5th Floor
Miami, FL 33176
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(305) 237-2341
(305) 237-0679
North Testing
11380 NW 27 Avenue 
Room 1160
Miami, FL 33167
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(305) 237-1015
(305) 237-1889
Wolfson Testing
300 NE 2 Avenue
Room 3104
Miami, FL 33132
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(305) 237-3011
(305) 237-7622

Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.
Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution which does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin,
disability, veteran’s status, ethnicity, pregnancy, sexual orientation or genetic information. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the
Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator, at 305.237.2577.