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ACT Reenters Egyptian Market Following Accreditation by Ministry of Education

All Egyptian universities will accept ACT scores for admissions 

IOWA CITY, Iowa—For the next five years, Egypt’s students will be able to submit ACT scores as they apply to college following accreditation by the Minister of Education. The accreditation means that the ACT will be administered and used in Egypt as equivalent to the Egyptian National Exam.

“We are delighted with the relationship we’ve been able to build with the Ministry of Education, and look forward to continuing to work together to serve the students of Egypt,” said Andy Taylor, ACT vice president of Market Segments and Product Management. “There is extraordinary—and growing—demand for the ACT in Egypt, and our collaboration with the Minister demonstrates ACT’s commitment to serving international markets and helping them prepare students for success.”

Students in the region will have more choice and greater flexibility in testing and more opportunities to demonstrate their college readiness. Universities in Egypt now accept scores on the ACT test and the ACT International Subject Tests for admission, and international high schools in Egypt administer the ACT test and the ACT International Subject Tests to students for graduation purposes.

By selecting ACT, students can sit for all the exams they need from one provider, and be confident in the validity of their scores. Students who may wish to study at a U.S. university and would need the score for admissions, merit scholarships, and course placement can also take the ACT in Egypt and submit their scores to colleges and universities abroad. 

More than 50,000 students in Egypt have taken the ACT since 2020.


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