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ACT Test Dates & Preparation Information

Why Take the ACT?

The ACT is one of the most recognized college admissions tests available today. There are testing locations in the US & abroad. One of the most important reasons to take the test is that it can help you get into the college of your choice, as many colleges nationwide consider, or even require, your ACT score during the admissions process. Scoring well can even help colleges find you! We want to help you be successful when you take the ACT, and this page outlines some basic information about the ACT, including where to register, test dates, how to find your test location, and how you can prepare.


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Register for the ACT

You can register for the ACT by clicking the link below and following the instructions. The process takes about 40 minutes and they recommend you have the following items on hand:

  • Your High School Course Information
  • Payment Method
  • Your Photo

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Test Dates & Fees

Click the above link to see all test dates and associated fees.

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Fee Required
September 9, 2017 August 4, 2017 August 5-18, 2017
October 28, 2017 September 22, 2017 September 23-October 6, 2017
December 9, 2017 November 3, 2017 November 4-17, 2017
February 10, 2018 January 12, 2018 January 13-19, 2018
April 14, 2018 March 9, 2018 March 10-23, 2018
June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 May 5-18, 2018
July 14, 2018 June 15, 2018 June 16-22, 2018
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ACT Preparation

Preparation is key, and there are many resources in place which will help you be ready when the time comes for you to take your ACT. You can prepare with online materials, and even participate in online events such as webinars to get ready for your test. Follow the link below to see the various resources that the ACT has made available for students who are preparing for the ACT. It's also important to know where to go, and the ACT has a great tool to help you find test locations near you - Access the test center locator tool HERE


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