Retest Exception Request

To maintain the security of the test, ACT restricts the number of times an examinee may take the ACT to a total of 12 times. This restriction applies even if your scores from a test date are cancelled by you or by ACT. In calculating the 12-test total, ACT makes exceptions for testing required by your local department of education or your school network.

Retest Exception Request Deadlines

Test Date           Deadline Date
Sept 7-8, 2018          Aug 10, 2018
Oct 26-27, 2018              Sept 28, 2018
Dec 7-8, 2018            Nov 2, 2018
Feb 8-9, 2019           Jan 11, 2019
Apr 12-13, 2019            Mar 8, 2019
Jun 7-8, 2019 May 3, 2019


If you wish to request an exception to be allowed to test more than 12 times, complete and submit this form no later than the deadline listed above for your desired test date.

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Please Note:

This form is to be used only for exceptions to ACT’s 12-test restriction policy. Exception requests will not be considered for students who have not already tested 10 times. Please direct any other questions related to registering for the ACT to

Examinees filling out the form by hand should mail submissions to:

ACT Retest Administrator (53)

P.O. Box 168

Iowa City, IA 52243-0168