2020-2021 ACT Dates & Deadlines


About the ACT

The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, Math, Reading, and Science. The ACT Plus Writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 40-minute Writing test. ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S.

Following the science test you should expect to take a shorter, multiple-choice test covering one of the previous subject areas, Please try your best on these questions, because your participation can help shape the future of the ACT. The results of the fifth test will not be reflected on your reported scores.

The ACT is administered on seven test dates within the US, US territories, and Puerto Rico. The basic registration fee includes score reports for up to four college choices, if you list valid codes when you register.

TEST FEES: Each ACT test costs $55.00. Students who choose to take the ACT with writing will be charged $70.00. To determine if you qualify for an ACT test fee waiver, refer to this document: https://www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/FeeWaiver.pdf

If you qualify, see Mrs. Hobbs for your waiver code. 

2020-2021 Test Dates (National)
Test DateRegistration Deadline(Late Fee Required)
September 12, 2020
September 13, 2020 (Sunday)
September 19, 2020
August 14, 2020August 15-28,2020
October 10, 2020
October 17, 2020
October 24, 2020
October 25, 2020 (Sunday)
September 17, 2020September 18-25, 2020
December 12, 2020November 6, 2020November 7-20, 2020
February 6, 2021January 8, 2021January 9-15, 2021
April 17, 2021March 12, 2021March 13-26, 2021
June 12, 2021May 7, 2021May 8-21, 2021
July 17, 2020June 18, 2021June 19-25, 2021

Registering for the ACT

Students are required to register for the ACT online at www.actstudent.org. Our high school code (or CEEB code) is 260-030 and will be required during registration.

It is imperative that all students who take the ACT register to have their scores sent directly to their intended college by the ACT Corporation. Some colleges and universities will no longer accept ACT scores from the high school or high school transcript. During registration, students are prompted to choose up to four colleges in which to have their scores sent for FREE. Students who fail to have ACT send their scores directly to their intended university will be forced to pay a penalty to have them sent at a later date.

In order for a student's academic certification to be processed for NCAA, the student must have ACT or SAT scores submitted to the NCAA Eligibility Center directly from the testing agency. To ensure that your scores are sent directly, please select code 9999 as one of your four free options.

Test scores on a high school transcript will not be used. Students may take the ACT or the SAT an unlimited number of times prior to full-time collegiate enrollment, and the best score will be used in the final academic certification. Test scores are matched to the student's NCAA Eligibility Center account by name, date of birth and address.