ACT Requirements | Judson College - Marion


ACT Requirements

When you’re applying to colleges, one of the first things you’ll need to do is to take the ACT or SAT. ACT scores are often part of admission requirements for most schools, and Judson is no exception.

Judson requires an 18 on the ACT (or an 870 on the SAT) for regular admission. (See Judson’s other admissions requirements here.)

Getting Ready for the ACT
Like with any test, the key to scoring well on the ACT is to prepare well! There are all kinds of resources available, from workbooks to online resources, to help you study.

The ACT is made up of four sections of multiple-choice questions and (depending on what test you’re taking) a writing section. See ACT’s general description of each section below.

English 75 questions 45 minutes Measures standard written English and rhetorical skills.
Mathematics 60 questions 60 minutes Measures mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken up to the beginning of grade 12.
Reading 40 questions 35 minutes Measures reading comprehension.
Science 40 questions 35 minutes Measures the interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills required in the natural sciences.
Optional Writing Test 1 prompt 30 minutes Measures writing skills emphasized in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition courses.

Check out ACT’s resources for test prep here.

Ready to take the ACT?
It’s not that scary.
You can find a list of ACT dates and registration deadlines at

When you take the ACT, you’ll have an option to send your scores to colleges you’re interested in. Be sure to take Judson’s official ACT College Code with you: 0022.