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Future Years' ACT Test Dates: 2023, 2024, and Beyond

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Posted by Justin Berkman | Jul 26, 2022 8:00:00 PM

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Future ACT dates are only confirmed a little more than a year in advance, but at PrepScholar, we've researched patterns from previous testing years to predict future ACT test dates.

In this guide, we'll provide the confirmed and likely dates for 2022-2023 and 2023-2024. From the data we've looked at, we can predict these dates with a fair degree of confidence.


2022-2023 ACT Test Dates

First, let's take a look at the dates and deadlines for the 2022-23 ACT testing year. All of these dates are confirmed by ACT, Inc., although score releases can sometimes be delayed.

Test Date Deadline Late Deadline Online Score Release*
Sept 10, 2022 Aug 5, 2022 Aug 19, 2022 Sept 20; Oct 4, 2022
Oct 22, 2022 Sept 16, 2022 Sept 30, 2022 Nov 8; Nov 22, 2022
Dec 10, 2022 Nov 4, 2022 Nov 11, 2022 Dec 20, 2022; Jan 3, 2023
Feb 11, 2023 Jan 6, 2023 Jan 20, 2023 Feb 28; Mar 14, 2023
April 15, 2023 March 10, 2023 Mar 24, 2023 April 25; May 9, 2023
June 10, 2023 May 5, 2023 May 19, 2023 June 20; July 4, 2023
July 15, 2023** June 16, 2023 June 23, 2023 July 25; Aug 8, 2023

*The first date is when multiple-choice scores come out, and the second date is when complete scores become available
** No test centers are scheduled in New York for the July test date


2023-2024 ACT Test Dates

Finally, let's take a look at the projected dates and deadlines for the 2023-24 ACT testing year. All of these dates are our own estimations.

Test Date Deadline Late Deadline Online Score Release*
Sept 9, 2023 Aug 4, 2023 Aug 18, 2023 Sept 19; Oct 3, 2023
Oct 21, 2022 Sept 15, 2022 Sept 29, 2022 Nov 7; Nov 21, 2023
Dec 9, 2023 Nov 3, 2023 Nov 17, 2023 Dec 19, 2023; Jan 2, 2024
Feb 10, 2024 Jan 5, 2024 Jan 19, 2024 Feb 27; Mar 13, 2024
April 6, 2024 March 1, 2024 Mar 15, 2024 April 16; May 1, 2024
June 8, 2024 May 3, 2024 May 17, 2024 June 18; July 2, 2024
July 13, 2024** June 14, 2024 June 21, 2024 July 23; Aug 6, 2024

*The first date is when multiple-choice scores come out, and the second date is when complete scores become available
** No test centers are scheduled in New York for the July test date




How Accurate Are These Future ACT Test Dates?

The 2022-23 ACT test dates, registration deadlines, and score release dates have been confirmed by ACT, Inc. 

The ACT test dates and registration deadlines for future years should be fairly accurate, as there's little variation from year to year. The score release dates for all years are less predictable, but scores should come out within a week of the anticipated score release dates.

Also, note that not everyone receives their multiple-choice scores at the same time.


How to Use These ACT Test Date Projections

Most of the future ACT dates in this article should be correct. If you have an idea of the month and year you want to take the test, you can check to see whether your test date is on the same day as, say, prom or your birthday.

Basically, these charts make it easy to figure out whether you'll have any possible conflicts. If any of the test dates are off, they'll most likely be exactly a week earlier or later.

Remember, though, that there is some margin of error and these are still just projections. You can plan your ACT schedule using our projections, but definitely check again within a year of the test for the confirmed dates. Nevertheless, the above dates should give you a good idea of when future ACTs will take place.


What's Next?

Are you wondering when you should sign up to take the ACT for the first time? This guide to choosing the right ACT test date describes the most important considerations to help you choose the best test date for you.

Starting your ACT prep? Check out our guide on the best ways to study for the ACT for all the tips you need to know to reach your goal score. In addition, learn how to make your own study plan.

Practice tests are an important part of ACT prep, and our guide to using ACT practice tests will explain everything you need to know about how to use them correctly.


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Justin Berkman
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Justin has extensive experience teaching SAT prep and guiding high school students through the college admissions and selection process. He is firmly committed to improving equity in education and helping students to reach their educational goals. Justin received an athletic scholarship for gymnastics at Stanford University and graduated with a BA in American Studies.

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