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ACT Test Dates for 2020-21

Looking for information about the 2020-21 ACT test dates? Look no further! The charts below provide comprehensive information about the test dates, regular registration deadlines, late registration deadlines, and score release dates.

In June 2020, the ACT announced that they would be adding new fall test dates in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the new test dates, all students will be able to register for existing non-Saturday test dates in September and October. These new test dates are indicated in bold below. Registration for these dates opens in July. Please keep in mind that not all locations will offer these new test dates.

2020-21 ACT Test Dates & Registration Deadlines

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Estimated Score Release
July 18, 2020* June 19, 2020 June 20-26, 2020 July 28-September 4, 2020
September 12, 2020 August 31, 2020 None September 28-November 6, 2020
September 13, 2020 August 31, 2020 None September 28-November 6, 2020
September 19, 2020 August 31, 2020 None October 5-November 13, 2020
October 10, 2020 October 5, 2020 None October 20-November 27, 2020
October 17, 2020 October 5, 2020 None October 27-December 4, 2020
October 24, 2020 October 5, 2020 None November 10-December 31, 2020
October 25, 2020 October 5, 2020 None November 11-January 2, 2020
December 12, 2020 November 6, 2020 November 7-20, 2020 December 22, 2020-February 5, 2021
February 6, 2021 January 8, 2021 January 9-15, 2021 February 16-April 1, 2021
April 17, 2021 March 12, 2021 March 13-26, 2021 April 27-May 7, 2021
June 12, 2021 May 7, 2021 May 8-21, 2021 June 22-August 9, 2021
July 17, 2021* June 18, 2021 June 19-25, 2021 July 27-September 3, 2021

*The test is not available in New York for the July test date. 

Note: The dates provided in these charts are based on information released by the ACT and previous ACT test dates. In some cases, the information provided has not yet been confirmed by the ACT. Visit www.act.org for the most up-to-date published information.

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  • Wondering how to register your child for the ACT? Visit our ACT Registration page for specific details.
  • Find out why StudyPoint recommends that students wait until after the test date to send their scores to colleges. Visit our Sending ACT Scores page to learn more about the ACT's score choice policy.
  • SAT or ACT? Find out which test is more popular in your state.

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