HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE ACT
If you’re wondering how to register for the ACT, go to the official ACT website linked here.
2023-2024 ACT TEST DATES AND DEADLINES
Similar to the SAT, the ACT is offered seven times a year and also occurs on a Saturday. As with the SAT, ACT test dates are clustered more closely together in the fall, and spread out in the spring in order to allow seniors a greater chance of attaining a higher score as college applications are due. See below for 2023-2024 ACT test dates, and regular and late registration deadlines, so that you can answer the question “when can I take the ACT?” and “when can I register for the ACT?”:
|ACT TEST DATE||REGULAR REGISTRATION DEADLINE||LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE LATE FEE APPLIES||STANDBY DEADLINE PHOTO UPLOAD DEADLINE|
|September 9, 2023||August 4, 2023||August 18, 2023||September 1, 2023|
|October 28, 2023||September 22, 2023||October 6, 2023||October 20, 2023|
|December 9, 2023||November 3, 2023||November 17, 2023||December 1, 2023|
|February 10, 2024||January 5, 2024||January 19, 2024||February 2, 2024|
|April 13, 2024||March 8, 2024||March 22, 2024||April 5, 2024|
|June 8, 2024||May 13, 2024||May 17, 2024||May 31, 2024|
|July 13, 2024||June 7, 2024||June 21, 2024||July 5, 2024|
2023-2024 ACT SCORE RELEASE DATES
|ACT DATE||ESTIMATED SCORE RELEASE DATE|
|September 9, 2023||September 19 - November 3|
|October 28, 2023||November 14 - December 22|
|December 9, 2023||December 19 - February 2|
|February 10, 2023||February 27 - April 6|
|April 13, 2024||April 23 - June 7|
|June 8, 2024||June 18 - August 2|
|July 13, 2024||July 23 - September 6|
PREPMEDIANS GUIDE TO CHOOSING YOUR BEST 2023-2024 TEST DATE
Deadlines for college applications and scholarships
The first thing you should consider when deciding when to take the ACT is your college admission deadline schedule. Ideally, you will have taken the ACT at least once during your junior year of high school before entering senior year fall; starting the test prep process during senior fall is incredibly stressful, as you will want to focus on your grades and college essays.
“When should I take the ACT?”
If you’re a senior, aim to take the September 9th or the October 28th ACT and then be done with testing. Many colleges will have cutoffs for how late you can take the ACT, so you’ll want to check your colleges’ admissions websites to see if you can send in the score from the December 9th test.
If you’re a junior, aim to take the December 9th ACT as your first test and then the February 10th and April 13th tests as your retakes. You’ll likely take the PSAT or PACT in October of your junior year and you should use the results from your PSAT/PACT to study more effectively for your December ACT. Keep retaking the tests as many times as makes sense: If you think you’ve hit your max score, then you can stop retesting (and focus on other aspects of your college application like your essays), but if you have waivers or can easily afford to pay for more tests, and you think you can significantly improve (i.e. increase 10+ percentile points), then keep retesting. You might find that you want to take a break over the summer after junior year and try one last time in the beginning of senior year too.
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