ACT registration deadline Friday

Students interested in taking the ACT in October must register for the exam by Friday.

The next ACT exam will be administered on October 27.

Students can register online through the ACT Web site, www.actstudent.org , or pick up registration forms from their high school counseling office and mail them in.

The cost is $30 for the traditional ACT and $44.50 for the ACT Plus Writing. Some colleges require the writing exam; students should find out the requirements of prospective colleges before registering for the exam.

ACT scores are accepted by all major four-year colleges in the United States. The exam is an alternative to the SAT.