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When Is the Next ACT Test Date?

Posted by Allen Cheng | Sep 20, 2020 3:00:00 PM

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Here's the most updated info on when the next ACT test is happening and when you have to register.

At this moment, the next ACT test date is October 10, 2020 (followed by the October 17, 24, and 25 ACTs). Unfortunately, not all testing centers will be open on these test date because of COVID-19 closures, and the ACT is no longer accommodating testing center changes.

(To learn more about 2020 ACT dates that have been cancelled due to COVID-19, be sure to check out this FAQ article for more information.) Also note that no test centers are scheduled in New York for the July test date.

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The next ACT registration deadline for all October ACTs is September 25, 2020.

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Scores for the September 12 and 13 2020 ACTs will be released September 28, 2020 (and on October 5, 2020 for the September 19 ACT).

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