When is the ACT Taken?

The ACT is offered in September, October, December, February, April, June, and July, although the July administration is not available in all locations. We recommend that most students take the ACT in the spring of their junior year and/or in the fall of their senior year.

Due to COVID-19, ACT has added new test dates and will allow students to register for existing non-Saturday test dates in September and October 2020. Registration for fall 2020 test dates will open at the end of July.

Upcoming ACT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

July 18, 2020* June 19, 2020 June 26, 2020
September 12, 2020 August 14, 2020 August 28, 2020
September 13, 2020
September 19, 2020
October 10, 2020
October 17, 2020
October 24, 2020 September 18, 2020 October 2, 2020
October 25, 2020
December 12, 2020 November 6, 2020 November 20, 2020
February 6, 2021 January 8, 2021 January 15, 2021
April 17, 2021 March 12, 2021 March 26, 2021
June 12, 2021 May 7, 2021 May 21, 2021
July 17, 2021* June 18, 2021 June 25, 2021

*No test centers are scheduled in New York for the July test date.

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