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. 

ACT is closely monitoring guidance from global health officials, as well as local public health guidelines, when determining the ability to administer the ACT on 12 and 13 June, 2020 at each ACT test center. 

This week, we will notify students and announce any cancellations for the 12 and 13 June, 2020 test dates through email. As we and other agencies navigate ongoing developments, testing at any test center is subject to change at any time between now and the scheduled test dates. 

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. 

If at any time you prefer to move your ACT registration to the 17 and 18 July, 2020 ACT international test dates, you may change your registration, without a change fee, by signing into your account. If you have any additional questions, please contact help@act.org.

Yes, ACT is still planning to hold the 12 and 13 June international test dates, but there may be some individual test centers that will not be able to administer the test on those dates. If your test center is unable to test on 12 or 13 June, ACT will notify you directly with instructions to reschedule your ACT test.  

The next ACT international test dates are:

· 12 and 13 June

· 17 and 18 July

· 11 and 12 September

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

No, we will not automatically re-register students. Students registered at an ACT test center that is not open for the 12 and 13 June test dates will receive an email from ACT providing them instructions on how to reschedule to 17 and 18 July or a future ACT international test date for free.

Please look for information about rescheduling your April or June test 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?

...Summer 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.