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


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.


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


SAT Test Dates and Deadlines 2025-2026

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

Test Date
Registration Deadline
Late Registration Deadline
August 23, 2025
July 19, 2025
August 9, 2025
October 4, 2025
August 30, 2025
September 20, 2025
November 1, 2025
October 4, 2025
October 18, 2025
December 6, 2025
November 8, 2025
November 22, 2025
March 7, 2026
January 31, 2026
February 21, 2026
May 2, 2026
April 4, 2026
April 18, 2026
June 6, 2026
May 2, 2026
May 23, 2026



SAT Test Dates and Deadlines 2026-2027

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

Test Date
Registration Deadline
Late Registration Deadline
August 22, 2026
July 23, 2026
August 11, 2026
October 3, 2026
September 3, 2026
September 22, 2026
November 7, 2026
October 8, 2026
October 27, 2026
December 5, 2026
November 5, 2026
November 24, 2026
March 6, 2027
February 25, 2027
February 23, 2027
May 1, 2027
April 8, 2027
April 20, 2027
June 5, 2027
May 13, 2027
May 25, 2027





How Accurate Are These Future ACT Test Dates?

The 2023-24 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 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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