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ACT Test Dates Registration for 2020-2021 – Register for ACT Test

Are you looking for the most up to date ACT Testing Dates? Do you know how to pick the best test date for you? Are you looking to improve your ACT score? We’ve got you covered.

Below you will find a table with all the related dates that you need to know for 2019 and 2020.



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Dates of ACT Test for 2020 – 2021

Test Date Deadline Late Deadline Online Score Release*
Sept 12, 2020 Aug 7, 2020 Aug 21, 2020 Sept 22; Oct 6, 2020
Oct 24, 2020 Sept 20, 2020 Oct 4, 2020 Nov 3; Nov 17, 2020
Dec 12, 2020 Nov 6, 2020 Nov 20, 2020 Dec 22, 2020; Jan 5, 2021
Feb 6, 2021 Jan 8, 2021 Jan 15, 2021 Feb 16; Mar 1, 2021
Apr 10, 2021 Mar 5, 2021 Mar 19, 2021 Apr 20; May 4, 2021
June 12, 2021 May 7, 2021 May 21, 2021 June 22; July 6, 2021
July 17, 2021 June 11, 2021 June 25, 2021 July 27; Aug 10, 2021

These test dates only apply to the U. S.,U.S. territories, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

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International ACT Testing Dates 2020 – 2021

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
February 7-8, 2020 January 17, 2020 January 31 ,2020
April 3-4, 2020 March 13, 2020 March 27, 2020
June 12-13, 2020 May 22, 2020 June 5, 2020
July 17-18, 2020 June 26, 2020 July 10, 2020
September 11-12, 2020 August 21, 2020 September 4, 2020
October 9-10, 2020 September 18, 2020 October 2, 2020
December 11-12, 2020 November 20, 2020 December 4, 2020

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Are you at a high school outside the United States and/or Canada? If so, you need to register online. You can register and create your ACT account here.

For ACT students in Nigeria, you can visit the regional partner GIEVA  or contact GIEVA, where student will provide payment and receive a registration code to use in the ACT online registration process.

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Quick Tips for Choosing Your ACT Test Date

Consider these factors when choosing your test date to increase your chances of a higher score:

  1. Schedule after completing your sophomore year. This ensures that you’ll learn topics covered by the ACT test, such as geometry concepts and algebra. Most students take the ACT in their junior year.
  2. Have a note of your college admissions and scholarship deadlines. Your results should be ready before you submit your application. You should prepare for one year before the deadline. Choose a test date that is at least two months ahead of all your college and scholarship application deadlines.
  3. Schedule around the time when you can make your ACT test prep a priority. That means you need to schedule your test when you notice you can focus on it. Don’t schedule it when you’re engaged in extra-curricular activities or summer jobs.
  4. Prepare to take the ACT test more than once. Many students find that retaking the ACT test helps improve their score. If you are going to retake your ACT limit it to only three retakes.
  5. September can be a good test date if you’re undecided. Summer break gives you more time to prepare for the test.



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