ACT Test Dates

The ACT Test is another standardized test for college admissions in the United States. Most four-year colleges and universities accept the ACT either by itself or in addition to the SAT Test. Many students take both tests. Although the two tests cover much of the same general material, the ACT is organized into separate tests for English, Math, Reading, Science, plus an optional Writing test.

Before opting out of the writing test, it is a good idea to check with your college counselor or with the colleges you to which you are applying to ensure that they do not require the writing section as part of the application.

Test Date
February 7, 2015*
April 18, 2015
June 13, 2015
Registration Deadline
January 9, 2015
March 13, 2015
May 8, 2015
Late Registration
January 10-16, 2015
March 14-27, 2015
May 9-22, 2015
**No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February test date.

Registering late adds $21 to the registration fee, so it is best to try to schedule the test well in advance of the test date. This also gives you plenty of time and motivation to prepare. However, should you find yourself in need of taking an upcoming test whose registration date has already passed, there is a standby testing option. It costs $41 above the normal cost of the exam, and does not guarantee the test-taker a spot, so it should be considered only if there is no other option.

The ACT test is produced by ACT, Inc. More information about the test, test-taking locations, or information about test-takers with disabilities can be found on the ACT web site. Additionally, they can be contacted by phone or mail.

ACT Registration
301 ACT Drive, P.O. Box 414
Iowa City, IA 52243-0414
Phone: (319)337-1270

Additional numbers and contact information may be found on the ACT website’s contact page.

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