Comparing the CLT and ACT®

CLT: An ACT® Alternative

The CLT is a college entrance exam that can be taken online, lasts only 2 hours, and provides a better test experience than the ACT®. CLT scores are published within 2 weeks of taking the test and can be sent to an unlimited of colleges. Plus, over 200 colleges provide scholarships tied directly to your CLT score.

Here’s how the CLT compares to the ACT®:
FEATURES CLT ACT®

College/University Acceptance

View Partner Colleges

Most

Method

Online

Paper

Estimated Time

2 Hrs

2 Hrs 55 Min

Costs

$54

$60 ($85 with writing)

Additional Registration / Score Fees

None

$16-57

International Tester Fees

None

$108

Scoring

0 – 120

1 – 36

Science Included

Not Available

Trigonometry Included

Essay/Writing Test

Not available on Remotely Proctored Exam

Optional, $25 fee

Multiple Attempts

Score Sends

Free

$16/each after first four

Scoring Comparison

CLT ACT®
120 N/A
119 N/A
118 N/A
117 N/A
116 N/A
115 N/A
114 36
113 36
112 36
111 36
110 35
109 35
108 35
107 35
CLT ACT®
106 34
105 34
104 34
103 34
102 33
101 33
100 33
99 32
98 32
97 32
96 31
95 31
94 31
93 30
CLT ACT®
92 30
91 29
90 29
89 29
88 28
87 28
86 28
85 27
84 27
83 26
82 26
81 26
80 25
79 25
CLT ACT®
78 25
77 24
76 24
75 23
74 23
73 22
72 22
71 21
70 21
69 21
68 21
67 20
66 20
65 19
CLT ACT®
64 19
63 18
62 18
61 18
60 17
59 17
58 17
57 17
56 16
55 16
54 15
53 15
52 15
51 14
CLT ACT®
50 14
49 14
48 13
47 13
46 13
45 12
44 12
43 11
42 11
41 11
40 11
39 10
38 10

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