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Future Years' ACT Test Dates: 2021, 2022, and Beyond

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Posted by Justin Berkman | Aug 14, 2021 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 2021-22 and 2022-23. From the data we've looked at, we can predict these dates with a fair degree of confidence.

 

2021-2022 ACT Test Dates

This is the schedule for the ACT test dates, registration deadlines, and score release dates for the 2021-22 school year. The test dates and deadlines are confirmed by ACT, Inc., but the score release dates are our own projections. 

Test Date Normal Deadline Late Deadline Online Score Release*
September 11, 2021 August 6, 2021 August 20, 2021 Sept 21; Oct 5, 2021
October 23, 2021 September 19, 2021 October 3, 2021 Nov 2; Nov 16, 2021
December 11, 2021 November 5, 2021 November 19, 2021 Dec 21, 2021; Jan 4, 2022
February 12, 2022 January 7, 2022 January 21, 2022 Feb 22; March 7, 2022
April 2, 2022 February 25, 2022 March 11, 2022 Apr 12; April 25, 2022
June 11, 2022 May 6, 2022 May 20, 2022 June 21; July 5, 2022
July 16, 2022** June 17, 2022 June 24, 2022 July 26; Aug 9, 2022
 

*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

 

2022-2023 ACT Test Dates

Finally, let's take a look at the projected dates and deadlines for the 2022-23 ACT testing year. The test dates in 2022 are confirmed; the rest of the dates are our own projections.

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 26, 2022 Sept 30, 2022 Nov 1; Nov 15, 2022
Dec 10, 2022 Nov 4, 2022 Nov 18, 2022 Dec 20, 2022; Jan 3, 2023
Feb 11, 2023 Jan 6, 2023 Jan 20, 2023 Feb 21; Mar 7, 2023
April 1, 2023 Feb 24, 2023 Mar 10, 2023 April 11; April 25, 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

 

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How Accurate Are These Future ACT Test Dates?

The 2021-22 ACT test dates and registration deadlines have been confirmed by ACT, Inc. All other dates are our projections based on the testing patterns from previous years' schedules.

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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