Many colleges require scores from the ACT or SAT tests as a part of the admissions process. Your ACT score is a key component of your college applications. The ACT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. This slideshow is excellent for explaining why this college entrance exam matters while providing helpful tips, practice questions, etc. North Carolina ACT college entrance exam standards are put into this slideshow, along with average ACT score for North Carolina colleges and universities.