2021 ACT Test Dates

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There are four official ACT test dates announced for 2021. The first ACT date of the year is February 6 – less than a month away!

2021 ACT Test Dates 

Test DateRegistration DeadlineLate Fee Required
February 6January 15No late fees
April 17March 12No late fees
June 12May 7May 8 – May 21
July 17*June 18June 19 – June 25

*No test centers are scheduled in New York for the July test date.

How to Register for the ACT

Register for the ACT by visiting the ACT’s website and registering online. They say this takes about 40 minutes to complete. To register, you’ll need:

  • Your high school course details
  • Your high school’s code
  • A headshot photo
  • A credit card or other payment method in order to register.

Review the ACT website for a full list of information you’ll need to register for the ACT.

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When Should I Take the ACT?


Because of test cancellations earlier this year, you’ll have top priority when registering for the ACT this fall. Register for the earliest available test date so you can submit your score in time to make college application deadlines. 

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With the additional test dates in place, your chances of getting a testing spot this fall just shot up. We recommend taking the test in December or the spring of your junior year. Testing at these times ensures you’ve learned enough in the classroom to take on the test but leaves plenty of time for retesting to boost your score. 

Start studying now to be ready for fall tests. It takes about three months to properly prepare for the ACT.

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