ACT Test Centers and Dates in Costa Rica

By | March 17, 2019

Your search found 2 matches. The following is the full list of ACT testing locations in Costa Rica among which you can pick one to take the exam. Please know that on the test day, test takers can use any 4-function, scientific, or graphing calculator. On the table below, you can also find all test dates through 2019.

ACT Testing Locations in Costa Rica

2019-2020 ACT Test Dates in Costa Rica

Test Date Registration Deadline
February 9, 2019 January 11, 2019
April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019
June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019
July 13, 2019 June 14, 2019
September 14, 2019 August 16, 2019
October 26, 2019 September 20, 2019
December 14, 2019 November 8, 2019
February 8, 2020 January 10, 2020
April 4, 2020 February 28, 2020
June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020
July 18, 2020 June 19, 2020

ACT Test Centers in Costa Rica

City Center Name Center Code
Brasilito Costa Rica International Academy 872910
Heredia Lincoln School 865940

ACT Test Centers and Dates in Costa Rica

More about Costa Rica

  • ITYPETRAVEL: Latest statistics of population in the country of Costa Rica, including languages spoken, urban population, birth rate, fertility rate and life expectancy for both men and women.

Politics

Under the 1949 Constitution (with amendments), Costa Rica is a presidential republic. Head of state and head of government is the directly elected president for 4 years (direct re-election not possible). He has two vice-presidents at his side. The President appoints and dismisses members of the Cabinet. The legislature rests with the Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Nacional; 57 MPs elected for 4 years; direct re-election of MPs is not possible). There is general compulsory voting from the age of 18. The constitution fixes the country’s political neutrality.

President Carlos Alvarado Quesada of the center-left Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC) has been President since 8 May 2018. Since the PAC only won ten seats in the parliamentary election held in February 2018 parallel to the presidential election, Alvarado Quesada formed a “coalition of national unity” with the social democratic Partido de Liberación Nacional (PLN; 17 mandates), the Christian-democratic Partido de Unidad Social Cristiana (PUSC; 9) and the left Frente Amplio (FA; 1). In order to reduce the high budget deficit, he initiated a tax reform that, despite ongoing protests and strikes, was decided by the Asamblea Nacional and came into force in July 2019.

National symbols

The national flag has five horizontal stripes blue over white over red over white over blue; the national coat of arms in the double-wide red stripe in an elliptical field.

The coat of arms, introduced in 1848 and changed several times since then, reflects the geographic location and nature of the country. It shows three volcanoes (symbol for the Chirripó Grande, Irazú and Poás) on the Central American land bridge between two seas; in front the Pacific, in the back the Caribbean with a ship sailing under sails and the rising sun. Floating in the head of the shield are seven five-pointed silver stars for the provinces of the country, a ribbon with the country’s name and two branches of myrtle. Above the coat of arms a blue ribbon tied to a ring with the inscription “America Central”.

The national holiday is September 15th. It commemorates the proclamation of independence in 1821. Check ezinesports to see Costa Rica Travel Package.

Parties

The long-standing two-party system consisting of the Christian-democratic Partido de Unidad Social Cristiana (PUSC; created in 1983 through the amalgamation of several conservative parties) and the social-democratic Partido de Liberación Nacional (PLN; founded in 1951) changed after the beginning of the 21st century. In addition to PUSC and PLN, the following stand out today: the Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC; founded in 2000), the evangelical Partido Restauración Nacional (PRN; founded in 2005), the conservative Partido Integración Nacional (PIN; founded in 1996), the Partido Republicano Socialcristiano (PRSC; founded 2014, split off from PUSC) and the left-wing Frente Amplio (FA; founded 2004).

Unions

The more than 200 individual trade unions are partly united in umbrella organizations, including the Christian-democratic Central del Movimiento de Trabajadores Costarricenses (CMTC), the social-democratic Confederación de Trabajadores Rerum Novarum (CTRN), the Asociación Nacional de Empleados Públicos y Privados (ANEPora) and the Privados (ANEPora) Unitaria Sindical y Magisterial (CUSIMA).

Military

Instead of a regular army (abolished in 1948/49), Costa Rica maintains paramilitary security forces with a total of 9,800 men. The “civil guard” includes 4,500, the “rural guard” around 2,000, the border police 2,500, the coast guard and air surveillance each 400 men.

Administration

Costa Rica is organized as a central government; There are 7 provinces, which are divided into cantons and then into districts. The governors of the provinces and the heads of administration of the cantons are appointed by the President.

Administrative division in Costa Rica

Administrative division (2015)
province Area (in km 2) Population (in 1,000) Residents (per km 2) capital city
Alajuela 9 758 960.7 98 Alajuela
Cartago 3 125 521.5 167 Cartago
Guanacaste 10 141 365.5 36 Liberia
Heredia 2,657 490.4 185 Heredia
Limón 9 189 433.5 47 Limón
Puntarenas 11 266 468.0 42 Puntarenas
San Jose 4,966 1,592.5 321 San Jose

Media

Freedom of the press enjoys strong protection in Costa Rica.

Press: The largest daily newspapers are the conservative papers »La Nación« (founded 1946), »La República« (founded 1967) and »Al Día« (founded 2012) «as well as the left-wing» La Prensa Libre «(founded 1889) and that Tabloid »Diario Extra« (founded 1979). The state gazette “La Gaceta”, founded in 1878, is the oldest daily newspaper in the country. In addition, 30 weekly papers and magazines appear, including the English language “Tico Times”.

Broadcasting: There are around 70 radio and 40 television channels. “Sistema Nacional de Radio y Televisión Cultural” (SINART) is the state broadcasting corporation (“Radio Nacional”, “Canal 13”). The oldest commercial TV broadcaster is Teletica Canal 7, founded in 1960; the Repretel media group operates four television channels.