ACT Information


The ACT will be offered at Hastings High School on a National Test Date of April 2nd, 2022. If you are a junior or senior who needs to take the ACT, you will need to register online at Test sites fill up quickly, so we encourage you to register now. The cost is $60 per exam for the ACT (no writing) exam. Most colleges and universities DO NOT require the ACT (with writing). Students who receive educational benefits may be eligible for a fee waiver. See your counselor for information on testing fee waiver eligibility. We are offering the test on a school day (April 5, 2022)  for those who can not take it on a National Test Date. This will be a regular school day and students will be able to attend their afternoon classes after the exam. The cost is exactly the same. If interested, please go to our new online payment system to order the exam. The deadline to order the test for the State and District test date is November 15, 2021. 

Info on the ACT:


The college entrance exam the majority of HHS students take is the ACT (American College Test). This test is required by most colleges and universities in the Midwest. The ACT is offered at HHS. HHS students are not guaranteed a spot at the HHS test site. All registration is done through ACT and placement is based on space available at the time you register.

REGISTER EARLY! The test is also offered at several other locations at surrounding school district like Cottage Grove, Red Wing and Cannon Falls High Schools. We do encourage students to register for the ACT Plus Writing option (as opposed to Multiple Choice Only). Some colleges will ask for the writing portion, while others will not. 

Registration is done online at The registration process is lengthy and will take some time to complete (including uploading a photograph). In the section that requests information regarding your grades, it is acceptable to "guesstimate." Your high school code is 241050, and the Hastings High School test center code is 210500.