Accepted Calculators for ACT Tests

Calculators are allowed on the ACT, although there are few restrictions. While there are a number of accepted calculators the ACT tests, students are NOT allowed to use the following:

  • Phones, tablets, or laptop/desktop computers
  • Calculators that can connect to the internet
  • Calculators with QWERTY format letter keys (with VERY SPECIFIC exceptions that most students do not qualify for
  • Calculators that make sound, print out paper tape, or need a power/electrical cord

Accepted Calculators for ACT Tests.


Most battery powered scientific and graphing calculators are allowed, but the ACT test  prohibits the following calculators because they have or can download math (specifically algebraic functions) content:

Texas Instruments
  • TI-89 or TI 92
  • TI-Nspire CAS 
Hewlett Packard
  • HP Prime
  • HP 48GII
  • All model numbers that begin with HP 40G, HP 49G, or HP 50G
  • fx-CP400
  • ClassPad 300 or ClassPad 330
  • Algebra fx 2.0
  • All model numbers that begin with CFX-9970G