ACT Calendar and Registration

DATES, LOCATIONS, AND FEES

NATIONAL TEST DATES

National test dates are for the United States, United States territories, Puerto Rico, and Canada. If you have missed the late registration deadline for a test date, you may be able to request standby testing.

2016-2017 Test Dates (National)
Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 10, 2016 August 7, 2016 August 8-19, 2016
October 22, 2016 September 16, 2016 September 17-30, 2016
December 10, 2016 November 4, 2016 November 5-18, 2016
February 11, 2017* January 13, 2017 January 14-20, 2017
April 8, 2017 March 3, 2017 March 4-17, 2017
June 10, 2017 May 5, 2017 May 6-19, 2017

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Online registration is the fastest way to sign up for the ACT.

What can I do with an account?

  • Register
  • View scores
  • Send additional score reports
  • Register for next test

You’ll know immediately if your preferred test center has space for you to test, and you can print your admission ticket from the website. How you sign up depends on where and how you plan to test.  Reminder: You need to register by mail only if you are younger than 13 or cannot pay by credit card.