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.

Please note: additional dates are added for 2021!

Dates for U.S. and Canada

Test Date Registration deadline Late fees
February 6, 2021 January 8 January 9 - January 15
April 17, 2021 March 12 March 13 - March 26
June 12, 2021 May 7 May 8 - May 21
July 17, 2021* June 18 June 19 - June 25

*No test centers are scheduled in New York/California for July test date.

Dates outside USA/Canada

Test DateRegistration deadline
February 5-6, 2021January 15, 2021
April 16-17, 2021March 26, 2021
June 11-12, 2021May 21, 2021
July 16-17, 2021June 25, 2021

*Due to Chinese new year, some locations will have tests on March 2nd.
Please review information due to covid-19

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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