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

December 12, 2020 November 20, 2020 NA
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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