National Test Dates for 2020-2021 will not open for registration until July 2020.
National ACT Test Dates
(Late Fee Required)
September 12, 2020
August 14, 2020
August 15-28, 2020
October 24, 2020
September 18, 2020
Sept. 19-Oct. 2, 2020
December 12, 2020
November 6, 2020
November 7-20, 2020
February 6, 2021
January 8, 2021
January 9-15, 2021
April 17, 2021
March 12, 2021
March 13-26, 2021
June 12, 2021
May 7, 2021
May 8-21, 2021
July 17, 2021*
June 18, 2021
June 19-25, 2021
Current ACT Fees & ServicesFee Waivers: Students who qualify for Free/Reduced lunch are eligible for TWO Fee Waivers in addition to the school test on your campus, please see your counselor for additional information.ACT (no writing): $50.50, Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four colleges (if codes are provided when you register).ACT (with writing): $67.00, Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four colleges (if codes are provided when you register). The $16.50 writing test fee is refundable on written request if you are absent on test day or switch to ACT (no writing) before testing begins.
Why Take the ACT?
- Most Colleges Will Require Scores | Most colleges want to see how you did on the ACT and/or SAT. Colleges will accept either one—you don't need to submit both unless you want to.
- Scholarships | Many colleges reward students with Merit Scholarships, which are based on grades, class rank, and test scores.
- The ACT is Content-Based | Designed to measure curriculum knowledge and achievement in English, mathematics, reading, and science. ACT is based on what you learned in school.
- You Can Send 4 Free Scores to Your Schools of Choice | Most schools, if you send them more than one ACT score, will simply use your highest ACT composite score from single test date. So, if you took the ACT three times and received composite scores of 28, 29, and 30, the school would use your composite and section scores of the test date when you received a 30.
- College and Career Planning | The ACT includes a free education and career planning segment to help you plan for college, comparing your interests with the kinds of majors and occupations that may be right for you.
ACT Test PrepClick on the subject below to access the ACT Test Prep online.
ACT Study Guide
Free Test Prep Resources
ACT Academy: Because Practice Makes Possible
ACT Academy™ is a free, personalized online learning tool and test practices featuring video lessons, interactive questions, full-length practice tests, educational games, and other materials targeted to students’ academic needs. Learnmore about ACT Academy.
ACT Voice-Based Assistant
Amazon Alexa, a cloud-based voice service, is an ACT Voice-Based Assistant (Beta Version) that guides users through ACT registration and finding test dates and locations. Users can set up the skill for test-taking tips and set reminders for test dates and registration deadlines. The skill is also available on Alexa-enabled devices like Amazon Echo.
FREE Kaplan Live ACT Test Prep
ACT Bootcamp—Join expert instructors as students learn how to tackle some of the most common question types on the ACT.
Wednesday, April 29 | 7 – 8:30 p.m. ET | Register
Studying for the ACT: How to Stay Motivated—Click the livestream at these times:
Wednesday, April 1 | 7 – 8:30 p.m. ET | Livestream
Saturday, April 4 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. ET | Livestream
ACT Prep Class—Help students succeed on the ACT Reading test.
Saturday, April 18 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET | Register
American College Application Campaign
The College Research Worksheet is a downloadable guide to help students understand match, fit, and cost when researching colleges and identifying to which colleges they want to apply.
ACT-Based AZ Colleges Scholarships
To find out what scholarships you may be eligible for, use the ASU First Year Scholarship Estimator.
President’s Tuition Scholarship Award
- Amount: $8,000 per academic year
- Award Criteria: Minimum 3.50 unweighted core GPA or higher in the 16 core college preparatory courses. Minimum 19 ACT Composite or 990 SAT combined Math and Reading score Renewal Criteria. Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA in university course work.
Dean’s Tuition Scholarship Award
- Amount: $5,000 per academic year
- Award Criteria: 3.0-3.49 unweighted core GPA in the 16 core college preparatory courses. Minimum 19 ACT Composite or 990 SAT combined Math and Reading score Renewal Criteria. Maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA in university course work.
Resident Wildcat Awards Based on GPA and Test Scores
Use the following Color Key to determine which Tuition Award you qualify for based on your ACT/SAT scores and your 6th semester core high school GPA.
ACT/SAT Score Conversion Charts