• ACT Testing

     

    Many colleges will accept the ACT instead of, or in addition to, the SAT. For more information please visit www.actstudent.org.  You may register online for the ACT test at www.act.org. For further information regarding registration, testing locations and fees, please contact the Guidance Office.

     

    2019-2020 Test Dates (National)

    Test Date

    Registration Deadline

    (Late Fee Required)

    September 14, 2019

    August 16, 2019

    August 17-30, 2019

    October 26, 2019

    September 20, 2019

    September 21-October 4, 2019

    December 14, 2019

    November 8, 2019

    November 9-22, 2019

    February 8, 2020

    January 10, 2020

    January 11-17, 2020

    April 4, 2020

    February 28, 2020

    February 29-March 13, 2020

    June 13, 2020

    May 8, 2020

    May 9-22, 2020

    July 18, 2020*

    June 19, 2020

    June 20-26, 2020

    *No test centers are scheduled in California or New York for the July test date.

     

    Current ACT Fees and Services

    All fees are nonrefundable unless otherwise noted.

    The ACT (no writing) $50.50

    Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four colleges (if codes are provided when you register).

    The ACT with writing $67.00           

    Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four colleges (if codes are provided when you register). More about the ACT with writing

    Test option change $16.50     

    The writing test fee is refundable on written request if you are absent on test day or switch to ACT (no writing) before testing begins.

     

    Additional Fees

    Add to your test fee (except for Test Center Change).

    Late registration          $30.00

    Registration or test date change made during the late period for a national test date.

    Standby testing           $53.00

    Refunded if you are denied admission to the test center on test day or registration was cancelled due to no photo provided. More about standby testing

    Test date change         $30.00

    For different date only if absent or unable to test on the original date or if registration is cancelled for failure to meet ACT test security requirements. You must pay the basic registration fee for the new test date plus the test date change fee. If you request a date change after the regular deadline for the new date, you must also pay the late registration fee. Your basic registration fee for the original test date will be refunded. How can I make changes to my registration?

    Test center change      $30.00 For the same test date.

    Score reports to 5th and 6th college choices  $13.00 Request online before the test date. Refundable on written request if you do not test.

     

     

     

    Special Circumstances

     

    Registration Changes

    You can make changes to your registration through your ACT web account. The kinds of changes that can be made include:

    • Adding or removing the writing test
    • Changing your test date
    • Changing your test location
    • Updating your personal information
    • Adding or changing your college choices
    • Correcting high school code

    See current ACT fees for details about additional fees.

    If you decide you do not want to test, your basic registration fee and any additional service fees (e.g. late registration, test center change) are nonrefundable. Fees for optional services may be refundable.

    Missed the Test?

    If you miss the test for any reason, including illness, injury, being denied admission at the test center for lack of ID, or late arrival, your options are listed below.

    IMPORTANT: Once you break the seal on your test booklet, you cannot later request a test date change, even if you do not complete all your tests. You must register again and pay the full fee for your test option if you want to retest.

     

    Request and pay for a test date change

    Log in to your ACT web account and select "Make Changes to Your Registration" or call ACT Registration at 319.337.1270 by the regular deadline for the new test date. You will be charged the full fee for the new test date in addition to the test date change fee.

    If you call during the late registration period, you will also be charged a late fee. In either case, your basic fee for the original test date will be refunded. (If you register for a new test date instead of making a test date change, your basic fee for the original test date will not be refunded.)

    If you decide you do not want to test on another test date, your registration fee and any additional fees (such as late fee or test center change fee) are nonrefundable. If you do not test, no score reports will be sent.

    Request a refund for optional services

    If you do not test and do not make a test date change, the following fees for optional services are refundable if you ordered and paid for the services when you registered:

    • Score reports for 5th and 6th college codes
    • Test Information Release
    • ACT writing test

    To request a refund of these optional services, write "REFUND" on your unused admission ticket and mail it to ACT Registration, email act-reg@act.org with "REFUND" in the subject line, or write a letter including your identifying information and the test date and test option for which you registered. Label your envelope "REFUND."

    Refunds will be issued about eight weeks after your scheduled test date and will be issued in the form of payment originally received (for example, a credit will be applied to your credit card).

    Requests for refunds for the 2017-2018 testing year received after August 31, 2018 will not be considered. 

    Requests for refunds for the 2018-2019 testing year received after August 30, 2019 will not be considered.

    Send your requests to:
    ACT, P.O. Box 414, Iowa City, IA 52243-0414, USA

    Arranged Testing

    ACT reviews arranged testing requests for examinees who qualify under certain conditions such as distance from test centers and confinement to correctional institutions.

    Arranged Testing Policies and Procedures (PDF)

    Standby Testing  

    If you miss the late deadline to register for a test date, or to request a test date or test center change, you may choose to sign in to your ACT account to request and pay for standby testing.

    Standby Testing Dates