Test Day Identification

Students are expected to arrive to their designated testing center on time and fully prepared. Students must show their admissions ticket and a form of photo ID. Students must provide an ID that contains their photo and name exactly as it appears on their admissions ticket.

In order to ensure the integrity of the test, ACT requires certain types of identification to be provided by the student. It is the student’s responsibility to provide an acceptable form of identification or they will not be allowed into the testing center.

The student must present an original form of identification. Photocopied IDs are not accepted. Only certain forms of ID are acceptable. Any type of identification not on the following list will not be accepted and the student will not be allowed to take the test.

Acceptable forms of identification include:

  • Current photo ID issued by school, employer, or government
  • Recent photo publication with your name printed in the caption (includes newspaper or yearbook)
  • Letter from school on school letterhead with student’s name, current photo, and physical description, with school seal or signature across part of the photo
  • School transcript with student’s name, current photo, and physical description, with school seal or signature across part of the photo
  • Notarized statement with photo

Unacceptable forms of identification include, but are not limited to:

  • ACT admissions ticket
  • Learner’s permits without a photo
  • Expired IDs
  • Birth certificates
  • Social Security cards
  • IDs with worn or unrecognizable photos
  • Credit cards
  • Report cards
  • Diplomas
  • Police reports
  • Photo ID of a parent
  • Membership cards
  • Traffic tickets

Students are responsible for ensuring that they have a form of ID listed under ACT accepted form of ID. Students who cannot provide sufficient ID will not be allowed to test.