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2020 - 2021 ACT Testing

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



National Test Dates for 2020-2021 will not open for registration until July 2020.
Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 12, 2020 August 14 August 15 -August 28
October 24, 2020 September 18 September 19 - October 2
December 12, 2020 November 6 November 7 - November 20
February 6, 2021 January 8 January 9 - January 15
April 17, 2021 March 12 March 13 - March 26
June 12, 2021 May 7 May 8 - May 21
July 17, 2021* June 18 June 19 - June 25

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

ACT Test Options and Prices - 2020-2021

  Fee Details
The ACT (no writing) $55.00 Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four colleges (if codes are provided when you register).
The ACT with writing $70.00 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
Late registration $30.00 Registration or test date change made during the late period for a national test date.

Fee Waivers

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:

  1. Currently enrolled in high school in the 11th or 12th grade.
  2. Be testing in the US, US territories, or Puerto Rico.
  3. 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 two 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.


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