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.

Upcoming ACT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

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
September 11, 2021 August 6, 2021 August 20, 2021
October 23, 2021 September 17, 2021 October 1, 2021
December 11, 2021 November 5, 2021 November 19, 2021
February 12, 2022 January 7, 2022 January 21, 2022
April 2, 2022 February 25, 2022 March 11, 2022
June 11, 2022 May 6, 2022 May 20, 2022
July 16, 2022* June 17, 2022 June 24, 2022

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

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