Test Dates, Registration Deadlines, and Score Releases

  • Standby & Photo Upload Deadline: October 20, 2023
  • Scores Released: November 14, 2023
  • Regular Registration Deadline: November 3, 2023
  • Late Registration Deadline: November 17, 2023
  • Request for Accommodations Deadline: November 17, 2023
  • Standby & Photo Upload Deadline: December 1, 2023
  • Scores Released: December 19, 2023
  • Regular Registration Deadline: January 5, 2024
  • Late Registration Deadline: January 19, 2024
  • Request for Accommodations Deadline: January 19, 2024
  • Standby & Photo Upload Deadline: February 2, 2024
  • Scores Released: February 20, 2024
  • Regular Registration Deadline: March 8, 2024
  • Late Registration Deadline: March 22, 2024
  • Request for Accommodations Deadline: March 22, 2024
  • Standby & Photo Upload Deadline: April 5, 2024
  • Scores Released: April 23, 2024
  • Regular Registration Deadline: May 3, 2024
  • Late Registration Deadline: May 17, 2024
  • Request for Accommodations Deadline: May 17, 2024
  • Standby & Photo Upload Deadline: May 31, 2024
  • Scores Released: June 18, 2024
  • Regular Registration Deadline: June 7, 2024
  • Late Registration Deadline: June 21, 2024
  • Request for Accommodations Deadline: June 21, 2024
  • Standby & Photo Upload Deadline: July 5, 2024
  • Scores Released: July 23, 2024

Registration Fees

ACT without writing- $68
ACT with writing (not required by most colleges)- $93

Additional Fees

Late Registration- $36.00
Standby Testing- $68.00
Change Test Date or Center- $42.00
Test Information Release- $32.00 during registration and $40 after the test *December, April, and June test dates only

General ACT Test Information:

The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in:

Science (Data Analysis)

The ACT can be taken with or without an optional 40-minute writing portion (essay). The writing portion is the last piece administered on test day and is not used by most colleges.

ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the US (and many abroad).

The test is available to be taken in a paper test booklet and digitally on a laptop; both testing options take place in a test center and are the same length and format. For digital testing, students bring their own laptops to the test center. Digital testing is available in a limited number of test centers and will become more widely available in the fall of 2024. If you are local to our office, the closest test center with digital testing is currently in Reading, PA.

As a whole, the ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 3 hours and 5 minutes to complete, including a short break (or close to four hours if you are taking the ACT with writing). Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (plus 40 minutes if you are taking the ACT with writing).

The ACT is routinely administered on seven test dates within the US, US territories, Puerto Rico, and Canada. In other locations abroad, the ACT is administered on five test dates.

The basic registration fee includes score reports for up to four college choices, if you list valid codes when you register.

For more information visit:

‚ÄčACT Website