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Future Years' ACT Test Dates: 2024, 2025, and Beyond

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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 2024-2025, 2025-2026, and 2026-2027. From the data we've looked at, we can predict these dates with a fair degree of confidence.

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2024-2025 ACT Test Dates

Let's take a look at the dates and deadlines for the 2024-25 ACT testing year. All of these dates are our own estimations, but we’ve referred to previous testing years and dates to make these predictions.

Test Date Deadline Late Deadline Online Score Release*
Sept 7, 2024 Aug 2, 2023 Aug 16, 2024 Sept 17; Nov 1, 2024
Oct 26, 2024 Sept 20, 2024 Oct 4, 2024 Nov 12; Dec 13, 2024
Dec 7, 2024 Nov 1, 2024 Nov 15, 2024 Dec 17, 2024; Jan 31, 2025
Feb 7, 2025 Jan 3, 2025 Jan 17, 2025 Feb 18; Apr 4, 2025
April 11, 2025 March 7, 2025 Mar 21, 2025 April 22; June 6, 2025
June 7, 2025 May 2, 2025 May 16, 2025 June 17; Aug 1, 2025
July 12, 2025 June 6, 2025 June 20, 2025 July 22; Sept 5, 2025

* Students will receive their scores sometime within these reporting windows

 

ACT Test Dates and Deadlines 2025-2026

The 2025-2026 test dates also haven't been listed by ACT, Inc. yet, tentatively or otherwise. They're based on our own projections. For more information about date accuracy, see our note below.

Test Date Deadline Late Deadline Online Score Release*
Sept 6, 2025 Aug 1, 2025 Aug 15, 2025 Sept 16; Oct 31, 2025
Oct 25, 2025 Sept 19, 2025 Oct 3, 2025 Nov 11; Dec 12, 2025
Dec 6, 2025 Oct 31, 2025 Nov 14, 2025 Dec 16, 2025; Jan 30, 2026
Feb 6, 2026 Jan 2, 2026 Jan 16, 2026 Feb 17; Apr 3, 2026
April 10, 2026 March 6, 2026 Mar 20, 2026 April 21; June 5, 2026
June 6, 2026 May 1, 2026 May 15, 2026 June 16; Sept 30, 2026
July 11, 2026 June 5, 2026 June 19, 2026 July 21; Sept 4, 2026

* Students will receive their scores sometime within these reporting windows

 

ACT Test Dates and Deadlines 2026-2027

Just like the projected dates above, the 2026-2027 test dates haven't been listed by the ACT yet, tentatively or otherwise. For more information about date accuracy for our projections, see our note below.

Test Date Deadline Late Deadline Online Score Release*
Sept 5, 2026 Sept 31, 2026 Aug 14, 2026 Sept 15; Oct 30, 2026
Oct 24, 2026 Sept 18, 2026 Oct 2, 2026 Nov 10; Dec 11, 2026
Dec 5, 2026 Oct 30, 2026 Nov 13, 2026 Dec 15, 2026; Jan 29, 2027
Feb 5, 2027 Jan 1, 2027 Jan 15, 2027 Feb 16; Apr 2, 2027
April 9, 2027 March 5, 2027 Mar 19, 2027 April 20; June 4, 2027
June 5, 2027 Apr 30, 2027 May 14, 2027 June 15; July 30, 2027
July 10, 2027 June 4, 2027 June 18, 2027 July 20; Sept 3, 2027

* Students will receive their scores sometime within these reporting windows

 

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How Accurate Are These Future ACT Test Dates?

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.

 

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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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