ACT Test and Practice Information

Students who plan on attending a four-year college or university should take the ACT exam toward the end of their Junior year.  ACT has a 30 minute Writing Test as an optional component to the ACT Assessment. To find out which colleges are requiring or recommending the Writing Test or to register to take the ACT, log on to  Due to security enhancements, students will now be required to upload a photo of themselves when registering for the ACT.  This photo will be printed on their registration ticket and matched against their ID on test day.



2018-2019 Test Dates (National)
Test DateRegistration Deadline(Late Fee Required)
September 8, 2018**August 10, 2018August 11-26, 2018
October 27, 2018September 28, 2018September 29-October 14, 2018
December 8, 2018November 2, 2018November 3-19, 2018
February 9, 2019*January 11, 2019January 12-18, 2019
April 13, 2019March 8, 2019March 9-25, 2019
June 8, 2019May 3, 2019May 4-20, 2019
July 13, 2019*June 14, 2019June 15-24, 2019

*No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February and July test dates. No test centers are scheduled in California for the July test date.

**See non-Saturday testing for information related to this test date.

If the college you are applying to requires the SAT, visit to see the list of test dates and registration information.

All Grade 11 students will have the opportunity to take the ACT plus Writing (college entrance exam) on April 2, 2019 at Centennial High School during the school day.  More information to follow.