There are seven official ACT test dates announced for the 2021-2022 school year. There are test dates for fall and winter 2021 and spring and summer 2022.
2021-2022 ACT Test Dates
|Test Date||Registration Deadline||Late Fee Required|
|September 11, 2021||August 6||August 20|
|October 23, 2021||September 17||October 1|
|December 11, 2021||November 5||November 19|
|February 12, 2022||January 7||January 21|
|April 2, 2022||February 25||March 11|
|June 11, 2022||May 6||May 20|
|July 16, 2022*||June 17||June 24|
*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?
Register for the earliest available test date so you can submit your score in time to make college application deadlines.
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 and winter tests. It takes about three months to properly prepare for the ACT.
ACT Study Schedules
It takes about three months to properly prepare for the ACT. If you’re looking for self-paced, online study materials that take you from day one to test day, enroll in Olive Book’s ACT course. Learn more about why thousands of students are studying with us here.
Click on the link below to download a study schedule that fits your study timeframe. The schedules all pair with Olive Book’s free ACT course. Wether you have one month or four, we have a study schedule for you!