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ACT Scores

ACT scores are required of all undergraduate applicants. The writing section of the test is not required. Visit ACT for dates, locations and fees.



What is the ACT?

  • The ACT is universally accepted by all 4-year colleges and universities in the U.S. for college admission.
  • The ACT multiple-choice tests are curriculum based. The ACT is not an aptitude or an IQ test. Instead, questions directly relate to what you’ve learned in high school courses in English, mathematics, reading and science. Therefore, you’ll generally be more comfortable with the ACT than with traditional aptitude tests or tests with narrower content.
  • The ACT is more than a test. The ACT also features a unique Interest Inventory that provides valuable information for career and educational planning and a Student Profile Section that provides a comprehensive profile of your work in high school and your future plans.


When should you take the ACT?

Your junior year is the ideal time to take the American College Test (ACT). The sooner you take the ACT, the sooner you'll have your scores and be one step closer to your college experience.

And if you score a 25 or higher on your ACT, you might qualify for BJU’s Academic Excellence and Leadership Award!

  • You’ll have your test scores and other information in time to help you plan your senior year. (For example, you may decide to take an additional class in an area in which your test score was low.)
  • Colleges that you say you’re interested in will have your scores in the summer when many of them send information about admissions, course placement, scholarships, and special programs to prospective students.
  • You’ll have information about yourself and the schools you’re considering prior to your campus visits.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to retest if you feel your scores don’t accurately reflect your abilities in the areas tested.

Taking the ACT

  • Apply for and take the ACT well in advance of the semester for which you seek admission (find test dates).



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Scores are primarily used to determine course placement and as an advisory function. On the baccalaureate level scores are also used to determine if you must complete a mathematics requirement and/or used as major entrance requirements (i.e, sophomore level nursing and/or teaching education majors). ACT scores are not used to determine program placement (associate/baccalaureate).

Results Sent to BJU

In completing the test application form, be sure to indicate that a copy of your scores is to be sent directly to BJU. The ACT code number for BJU is 3836. These test scores are useful in processing your application and in advising you during your college career.

About the ACT

The ACT assesses your general educational development in 4 subject areas (English, mathematics, reading and sciences) and your potential to successfully complete college-level academics. ACT scores range from 1 to 36 on each of the tested academic areas and includes a composite score for all areas.

Get more information about the ACT from your principals or counselors or by contacting the Office of Admission.