ACT Test Dates
ACT Test Dates
View upcoming ACT dates and choose the right test date for you.
To register for the ACT, visit ACT’s website or call 319.337.1270.
Students with testing accommodations should call 319.337.1851.
|2018-2019 Test Date||Registration Deadline||Multiple Choice Scores First Posted*||Suggested Prep Dates|
|September 8, 2018||August 10, 2018||September 18, 2018||June – August|
|October 27, 2018||September 28, 2018||November 13, 2018||August – October|
|December 8, 2018||November 2, 2018||December 18, 2018||September – November|
|February 9, 2019**||January 11, 2019||February 20, 2019||November – January|
|April 13, 2019||March 8, 2019||April 23, 2019||January – March|
|June 8, 2019||May 3, 2019||June 18, 2019||March – May|
|July 13, 2019**||June 14, 2019||July 23, 2019||April – June|
* Multiple choice scores are normally available within two weeks of each test date, but it can sometimes take up to eight weeks. Scores are processed and added each week, so keep checking if your scores didn’t post on the initial release day. Writing scores are normally available about two weeks after the multiple-choice scores post.
** No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February and July test dates. No test centers are scheduled in California for the July test date.
Registering for the ACT
To register for the ACT, you must sign up for an ACT student web account and upload a photo of yourself during registration. You’ll need to bring a photo ID and a copy of your registration ticket with you on test day, or you won’t be allowed to take the exam.
11th and 12th graders who meet income-based eligibility criteria are able to apply for a fee waiver and take the ACT for free. See ACT’s website for more information.
ACT Testing Policies & Fees
|ACT Testing Policies and Fees|
|Months Offered||February, April, June, July, September, October, December*|
|Copy of test available||December, April, June|
|Fee for copy of test||$20.00 for Test Information Release|
|Fees||$50.50 without writing $67.00 with writing|
|Late Registration||Additional $30.00|
|Change test date or testing center||Additional $30.00|
|Switching test type||N/A|
|Standby or waitlist**||ACT Standby is an additional $53.00|
|Scores released||2 weeks – without writing|
|Score Verification Service||$50.00 to verify the key used for multiple choice $40.00 to double check the essay grading|
|Cancellation deadline***||12:00pm (Central Time) the Thursday after the exam|
*No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February and July test dates. No test centers are scheduled in California for the July test date.
**ACT Standby requests must be submitted eight days before the test. Those on the ACT standby list are not guaranteed a seat. They should arrive early the morning of the exam and be prepared to wait until all registered test-takers have been seated. Only then will waitlisted or standby students be allowed to test if sufficient materials and seats are available.
***Students with disabilities may have different cancellation deadlines
Test Day Tips
Be sure to follow these important guidelines!