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ACT Test Dates

ACT test is conducted multiple times a year in the United States and abroad in many countries. The National Test Dates are for the tests conducted in United States, United States territories, Puerto Rico and Canada. The International Test Dates are for the tests conducted around the globe. Not all tests are conducted in every country, so check before registering.

Dates for U.S. and Canada

Test Date Registration deadline Late fees
February 10, 2018January 12, 2018January 13-19, 2018
April 14, 2018March 9, 2018March 10-23, 2018
June 9, 2018May 4, 2018May 5-18, 2018
July 14, 2018June 15, 2018June 16-22, 2018

*No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February and July test date.

Dates outside USA/Canada

Test DateRegistration deadline
April 14, 2018March 9, 2018
June 9, 2018May 4, 2018

Standby registration is provided during the standby registration period for students who have missed the late deadline for the test or want to change the test date or test center. Students are required to sign in to their online ACT account and pay the standby testing fee along with the regular registration fee.
Note: Standby registration does not guarantee a seat. If you are on standby to change your test center or test date, your previous test date and test location will be canceled immediately, and the necessary fee you paid earlier will be refunded.

List of test centers can be found here


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