The ACT has four sections: English, math, reading, and science. Each section is scored on a scale of 1 to 36. These scores are averaged to produce an overall composite score of 1 and 36.
The optional writing portion has four separate domain scores: Ideas and Analysis, Development and Support, Organization, and Language Use and Conventions. Each domain is scored on a scale of 2-12. These scores are averaged to produce an overall composite score of 2-12 range.
Scores are based on the number of correct answers. There are no penalties for incorrect answers.
Each college sets its own ACT admission requirements. Check with your prospective colleges to determine the score you need to achieve. You decide which ACT scores are sent to prospective colleges.