International ACT Testing Amid COVID-19 

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our lives in profound ways. We understand the many frustrations and fears you are likely facing, including the uncertainty associated with potential closings of ACT test centers. Please be assured the health and safety of students and testing staff is our top priority. 

Please be aware that if testing is cancelled at the test center for which you are scheduled, you will receive an official notification from ACT. Unless you have received such a notification, your ACT test remains scheduled as planned. 

Information on upcoming test dates can be found here.

… if their test center is unable to administer the test? 

No, we will not automatically re-register students.

Please look for information about rescheduling your registration through email or mail from ACT. You’ll also find the latest updates on this website. If you have questions, you can reach us by emailing, live chatting, or calling. Our team may be working with a number of students individually, so we appreciate your patience during this time.

Yes. Examinees will be asked the following health and wellness questions during check-in. If an examinee affirms any of the following, they will not be admitted, and may make a test date change at no cost.

  • Have you tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 in the last 14 days? 
  • Have you had any of these symptoms in the last 14 days? 
  • Fever greater than 100 degrees 
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath 
  • Cough 
  • Chills 
  • Muscle pain 
  • Sore throat 
  • New loss of taste or smell 
  • Are you experiencing fever, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, a cough, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell at this time? 
  • Have you been in close contact with someone displaying these known symptoms of COVID-19? 
  • Have you been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 or who has tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 in the last 14 days? 
  • Have you traveled outside the country or to any high-risk locations in the last 14 days or been in close contact with someone who traveled to high-risk locations in the past 14 days?

...ACT test dates?

Policies and procedures have been updated following guidance from local officials and CDC guidance to provide social distancing guidelines to test centers. The guidelines have been provided to June test centers that include instructions to, but not limited to: 

  • Making hand sanitizer available 
  • Placing COVID-19 related signage, including floor signage to maintain six feet distances at key locations such as check-in and seating arrangements 
  • Requiring Health screenings and wellness checks on both testing staff and examinees on test day. 
  • Requirements to wear Personal Protective Equipment (gloves and masks) on test day. 

...the ACT exam. What should I do?

Contact your local healthcare provider or local health department who is responsible for contact tracing to disclose that you’ve participated in the ACT exam (provide the exam date and location- facility name + address). If your local health official determines further notification of possible exposure should occur, they may contact ACT at

Unrelated email inquiries will not receive a response.

NOTE: Further notification of possible exposure is at the discretion of state or local health officials, and a decision is made based on a variety of factors. ACT will send email notifications when recommended.