Check this list of ACT Test Dates so that you’ll know when the test is available. That way, you will be able to register for the ACT as far in advance of the test as you can!
If you register late, you may not be able to take the test at your preferred location. Also, you need to register ahead of the deadline if you will be requesting test accommodations.
Before you register, you need to know the ACT Test Dates and the related deadlines. Here’s a list of the upcoming ACT Test Dates and the first possible multiple-choice score reporting date for each test:
|Sep. 12, 2020||Aug. 14||Aug. 28|
|Oct. 24, 2020||Sep. 18||Oct. 2|
|Dec. 12, 2020||Nov. 6||Nov. 20|
|Feb. 6, 2021||Jan. 8||Jan. 15|
|Apr. 17, 2021||Mar. 12||Mar. 26|
|Jun. 12, 2021||May 7||May 21|
|Jul. 17, 2021||Jun. 18||Jun. 25|
Note: the July 17, 2021 test date is not available in New York.
Note that scores might be delayed for any test for a variety of reasons, and that multiple-choice scores are generally delivered first, and essay scores come out separately, later.
Registering for the ACT
You can register for the tests here on the ACT website. Be sure to always register for the test including the optional Writing Test, since many colleges require that you take the Writing Test in order for your score to be accepted.
Also, you should always order the Test Information Release when available. The Test Information Release is available only for the December, April, and June national testing dates. It will provide you with a copy of the test questions and answers as well as the answers you chose, so that you can review the test as part of your further preparation! You can obtain more information about the Test Information Release service at this page on the ACT website.
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