ACT 2022-2023 Test Dates and Guide


Posted by Kalyan Ray-Mazumder

September 19, 2022 at 5:00 AM

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HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE ACT

If you’re wondering how to register for the ACT, go to the official ACT website linked here

2022-2023 ACT TEST DATES AND DEADLINES

Similar to the SAT, the ACT is offered seven times a year and also occurs on a Saturday. Again, 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 2022-2023 ACT test dates, and regular and late registration deadlines (other than July, which has passed), 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 10, 2022 August 5, 2022 August 19th, 2022 September 2, 2022
October 22, 2022 September 16, 2022 September 30, 2022 October 14, 2022
December 10, 2022 November 4, 2022 November 11, 2022 December 2, 2022
February 11, 2023 January 6, 2023 January 20, 2023 February 3, 2023
April 15, 2023 March 10, 2023 March 24, 2023 April 7, 2023
June 10, 2023 May 5, 2023 May 19th, 2023 June 2, 2023
July 15, 2023 June 16, 2023 June 23, 2023 July 7, 2023

2022-2023 ACT SCORE RELEASE DATES

ACT DATE ESTIMATED SCORE RELEASE DATE
September 10, 2022 September 20 - November 4
October 22, 2022 November 8 - December 16
December 10, 2022 December 20 - February 3
February 11, 2022 February 28 - April 7
April 15, 2023 April 25 - June 9
June 10, 2023 June 20 - August 4
July 15, 2023 July 25 - September 8

PREPMEDIANS GUIDE TO CHOOSING YOUR BEST 2022-2023 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 10th or the October 22nd 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 10th test.

If you’re a junior, aim to take the December 10th ACT as your first test and then the February 11th and April 15th 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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Posted by Kalyan Ray-Mazumder

Kalyan is the CEO of Prepmedians the Prep Comedians. He's earned perfect scores and/or 99th-percentile scores on the SAT, ACT, and GMAT. He graduated from Yale magna cum laude and from the University of Chicago Booth Business School with High Honors.