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 9, 2019Jan 11, 2019Jan 12-18, 2019
April 13, 2019March 8, 2019March 9-25, 2019
June 8, 2019May 3, 2019May 4-20, 2019
July 13*, 2019June 14, 2019June 15-24, 2019

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

Dates outside USA/Canada

Test DateRegistration deadline
Feb 8-9/March 2*, 2019Feb 1, 2019
April 12-13, 2019March 22, 2019
June 7-8, 2019May 17, 2019

*Due to Chinese new year, some locations will have tests on March 2nd.

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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