ACT Test Registration

Online Registration

Register now, or read below for more information about the registration process.

Dates, Locations, and Fees

International Test Dates

Non-US test dates are for the all countries outside of the US, US territories, and Puerto Rico. You must establish a free MyACT account in order to register.

All requests for accommodations, including appeals, must be submitted by the late registration deadline by your school official through the Test Accessibility and Accommodations (TAA) system.

For each of the two days within a testing window, there will be morning and afternoon sessions offered. Session availability may vary by
test center.

2020-2021 Test Dates

Test DateRegistration DeadlineLate Fee RequiredPhoto Upload Deadline
16 - 17 July 202125 June26 June - 9 July9 July

2021-2022 Test Dates

Test DateRegistration DeadlineLate Fee RequiredPhoto Upload Deadline
10-11 September 202113 August 27 August3 September
8-9 October 202110 September24 September1 October
10-11 December 202112 November29 November3 December
11-12 February 202214 January28 January4 February
1-2 April 20224 March18 March25 March
10-11 June 202213 May27 May3 June
15-16 July 202217 June1 July8 July

When You Should Test

Consider choosing a test date at least two months ahead of the application deadlines of all the colleges and scholarship agencies you might want to apply to.

Scores for the ACT begin to be reported as soon as two business days after your test date, but infrequently scores may take as long as 8 weeks. If you take the ACT with writing, scores will be reported only after all of your scores are available, including writing.

High School Codes

Find your high school code. You'll need this code to register.

Fees

Wondering how much the ACT will cost? See current ACT fees for details about additional fees.

If you decide you do not want to test, your basic registration fee and any additional service fees (e.g. late registration, test center change) are nonrefundable. Fees for optional services may be refundable.

 

The ACT with Writing

The writing test is an optional 40 minute essay that measures your skills as a writer.

Requesting Accommodations?

Before you register, learn more about requesting accommodations.

Retesting Restrictions

You may not receive scores from more than one test date during a scheduled national or international administration (Saturday, non-Saturday, or rescheduled test date arranged by ACT). If you are admitted and allowed to test a second time, we will report only the scores from the first test. The second or third set of scores will be cancelled without refund.

You may not receive scores from more than one test date per state administration (initial or makeup) if your school participates in ACT State and District Testing. If you are allowed to test more than once, we will report only the scores from the first test. The second set of scores will be cancelled.

 

Registration Changes

To Make Changes

You can make changes to your registration through your MyACT web account. The kinds of changes that can be made include:

  • Adding or removing the writing test
  • Changing your test date
  • Changing your test location
  • Updating your personal information
  • Adding or changing your college choices
  • Ordering additional score reports
  • Correcting high school code

How can I make changes to my registration?

You should expect to be able to make any changes to your account through the late registration deadline for your test date. View Registration Deadlines.

After this deadline, if you decide you do not want to test, your basic registration fee and certain service fees (e.g. late registration, test center change) are nonrefundable.

After this deadline, if you decide you do not want to test, your basic registration fee and certain service fees (e.g. late registration, test center change) are nonrefundable.

Missed the Test

If you miss the test for any reason, including illness, injury, being denied admission at the test center for lack of ID, or late arrival, your basic registration fee and certain service fees are non-refundable. You may request a refund for optional services only.

IMPORTANT: After this deadline has passed, you cannot later request a test date change. You must register again and pay the full fee for your test option if you want to retest.

Request a refund for optional services

If you do not test and do not make a test date change, the following fees for optional services are refundable if you ordered and paid for the services when you registered:

  • Score reports for 5th and 6th college codes
  • ACT writing test

To request a refund of these optional services, submit a Contact Form. Refunds will be issued about eight weeks after your scheduled test date and will be issued as a credit to the credit card with which the test was purchased. 

  • Requests for refunds for September 2020– July 2021 received after August 30, 2021, will not be considered.
  • Requests for refunds for September 2021– July 2022 received after August 30, 2022, will not be considered.

 

Terms and Conditions

For complete details, refer to the Terms and Conditions (PDF).