2021 - 2022 ACT Testing
2021-2022 Test Dates (National)
|Test Date||Regular Registration Deadline||Late Registration Deadline
Late Fee Applies
Photo Upload Deadline
|September 11, 2021||August 6||August 20||September 3|
|October 23, 2021||September 17||October 1||October 15|
|December 11, 2021||November 5||November 19||December 3|
|February 12, 2022||January 7||January 21||February 4|
|April 2, 2022||February 25||March 11||March 25|
|June 11, 2022||May 6||May 20||June 3|
|July 16, 2022||June 17||June 24||July 8|
Current ACT Fees and Services
All fees are nonrefundable unless otherwise noted.
|Late registration||$35.00||Registration or test date change made during the late period for a national test date.|
If you are testing on a national test date and can't afford the registration fee for the ACT or ACT with writing, you may be eligible for an ACT Fee Waiver. Information about the eligibility requirements and how to request a fee waiver is sent each summer to high schools. You should work with your local high school to determine your eligibility.
You must meet all of the following requirements:
- Currently enrolled in high school in the 11th or 12th grade.
- Be testing in the US, US territories, or Puerto Rico.
- Meet one or more indicators of economic need listed on the ACT Fee Waiver form.
If you are eligible, you may use a maximum of four separate fee waivers total. The waiver is used once you register, even if you do not test on the requested test date.
IMPORTANT: To take full advantage of the waiver, you must follow through and test on your registered test date.
Fee waivers cover only the basic registration fee and late fee for your test option on a national test date, including up to four college choices (if you provide valid codes when you register). After registration, the student can request any number of additional score reports for free. Provides free access to The Official ACT® Self-Paced Course, Powered by Kaplan®. Waivers do not cover test date or test center changes,
standby fee, or any other services.
You cannot request a fee waiver directly from ACT; you must contact your high school counselor. If you receive an ACT Fee Waiver Form, follow the “How to Apply this Fee Waiver” on it for your registration method (or if requesting Special Testing).
When you register online and request any additional services, you must enter a credit card to pay those fees before submitting your registration.