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The first step to your future beyond high school is to apply for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

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Why take the ACT?

The ACT is accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the US.

The ACT is based on the things you learn in high school.

What you need to know before you register:

Choosing Your Test Option:

The ACT (no writing), is made up four multiple-choice tests in English, mathematics, reading and science.

The ACT plus writing, includes the four multiple-choice tests plus a 30-minutes Writing Test. Check for a searchable list of colleges that have told us about their policies-whether they require, recommend, or do not need the results from the ACT Writing Test.

Choosing Your Test Date:

Keep in mind the deadlines of the colleges and scholarship programs you are considering.
You cannot expect to receive your scores from one test date in time to register for the next one.

When You’re Ready to Register:

Create Your ACT Web Account:
Before you can register, you will need to create your free ACT Web account at This account also allows you to:

Change your test option, test date, or test center

  • Add, change, or delete college choices
  • Receive email updates from ACT about your registration
  • View your scores and score report at no charge
  • Request and pay for score reports to additional colleges after your test


2021-2022 Test Dates (National)

Test Date

Registration Deadline

(Late Fee Required)***

September 11, 2021

August 6, 2021

August 7-20, 2021

October 23, 2021

September 17, 2021

September 18-October 1, 2021

December 11, 2021

November 5, 2021

November 6-19, 2021

February 12, 2022

January 7, 20222

January 8-21, 2022

April 2, 2022

February 25, 2022

February 26-March 11, 2022

June 11, 2022

May 6, 2022

May 7-20, 2022

July 16, 2022

June 17, 2022

June 18-24, 2022

For a complete list of test centers and dates please visit:

For a list of current Fees and Services visit:

***Note: If you do register later than the deadline, there is a Late Fee Requirement to register