ACT Test Registration

Online Registration

Register now or read below for more information about the registration process. You will need about 30 minutes and…

  • Computer with Internet
  • Credit card or other payment
  • High school course details

Dates, Locations, and Fees

International Test Dates

Non-US test dates are for 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.

2023-2024 Test Dates

Test DateRegistration DeadlineLate Fee RequiredPhoto Upload Deadline
12-13 April, 202415 March29 March5 April
7-8 June, 202410 May24 May31 May
12-13 July, 202414 June28 June5 July

2024-2025 Test Dates

Test DateRegistration DeadlineLate Fee RequiredPhoto Upload Deadline
13-14 September, 202416 August30 August6 September
25-26 October, 202427 September11 October18 October
13-14 December, 202415 November29 November6 December
7-8 February, 202510 January24 January31 January
4-5 April, 20257 March21 March28 March
13-14 June, 202516 May30 May6 June
11-12 July, 202513 June27 June4 July

International Test Dates Flyer

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

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 registration fee and service fees are non-refundable. 

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.

Terms and Conditions

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