ACT Test Dates

Check for the detailed latest information about the test dates, deadline and the registration info. Don’t miss the chance to apply. Hurry up soon!

Updated by TCM Staff on 5th March 2020

The ACT test is taken 6 times for the first time during your first year, and scores get released in about 2-8 weeks. You are also allowed to retake the exam during the second year if you are not satisfied with your score.

The ACT includes the following sections:

  • English

  • Reading

  • Mathematics and Science.

  • Essay Writing (optional)

Few schools also ask for essays, so check before you apply.

Eligibility for ACT

As ACT is for high school students, there is no particular pre-requisite to apply.

  • People of all the age groups and grade levels are eligible

  • English fluency is a basic requirement to get the good ACT score

  • Age of student should be above 13 years

  • Grade 6, 7 and 8 students can also apply for the test

ACT Test Dates 2020-2021

ACT exam dates 2020-2021 are officially announced with the timeline, deadlines, late registration dates, and score release dates for the year 2020-2021.

Test Date


Late Fee

Online Score Release

September 12, 2020

August 7, 2020

August 21, 2020

September 22; October 6, 2020

October 24, 2020

September 20, 2020

October 4, 2020

November 3; November 17, 2020

December 12, 2020

November 6, 2020

November 20, 2020

December 22, 2020; January 5, 2021

February 6, 2021

January 8, 2021

January 15, 2021

February 16; Mar 1, 2021

April 17, 2021

March 5, 2021

March 19, 2021

April 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; August 10, 2021

The dates mentioned above are anticipated and changes rapidly based on the years. So, students are advised to check out the track of the official website or The College Monk for the latest deadlines and test dates.

How Much Does ACT Cost?

ACT fee is $50.50, without the essay and including an essay, it costs $67.00. Few universities/colleges ask for essay writing, so check out for the colleges before you apply whether to write or skip.

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