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ACT Exam Dates : Important Information 2024-25

Updated on 11 January, 2024

Mrinal Mandal

Mrinal Mandal

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ACT, or American College Testing, is an entrance exam for undergraduate courses in English-speaking nations. The ACT examination is integral to high school students' eligibility for admission to top-ranked colleges.The ACT examination is an integral part of eligibility for high school students to get admission in the top-ranked colleges. The test is designed in such a manner that it evaluates the college readiness of high school graduates. 

ACT examination involves assessment of majorly four sections namely, English, Mathematics, Reading, Writing (optional) and Science.English, mathematics, reading, and scientific reasoning. It also includes one optional writing section. 

There are six ACT exam dates in a year. Students can appear for the ACT examination 12 times in their lifetime. They must choose the schedule and test location two months before the application deadline.

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How To Find ACT Examination Dates? 

It is important to know the ACT dates for the year 2023-2024 if you are planning to appear anytime soon. You can learn about the upcoming ACT exam dates by visiting the official ACT website www.act.org. If you are checking any other website other than the official website, it is important to recheck the dates with the official website. Get in touch with your academic counselors for the dates if you are not finding relevant information over the internet. 

ACT Test Fees and Types

Given below are the ACT test fees and types:

The full ACT (no writing)$66.00
The full ACT with writing$91.00
Test option change$25.00

Source: www.act.org 

How To Book ACT Exam Dates? 

Given below are the steps through which you can book the ACT exam dates 

Step 1:  Visit the official website www.act.org and click on the sign-in link 

Step 2: Click continue and click on the MyACT account. 

Step 3: You need to register and create your ACT account with a password and email address. 

Step 4:  Create an ACT profile with relevant information like personal academic, and contact details. 

Step 5: Select the test date as per your preference out of all the dates given on the official website. 

Step 6: Mark the selection of up to four colleges that you want to send your ACT scores to. 

Step 7: Select the nearest ACT examination center according to your preference.

Step 8: Pay the examination fee using the preferred online mode of payment.

Step 9: Upload your recent photograph.

Step 10: Your ACT booking will be made, and you will get the booking details at your contact and email address. 

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ACT Examination Upcoming Dates 2023-2024:

Test DateRegistration DeadlineLate Registration DeadlineEstimated Score Release
February 11, 2023January 6, 2023January 20, 2023February 27-April 7, 2023
April 15, 2023March 10, 2023March 24, 2023May 1-June 9, 2023
June 10, 2023May 5, 2023May 19, 2023June 26-August 4, 2023
July 15, 2023*June 16, 2023June 23, 2023July 31-September 8, 2023
September 9, 2023August 4, 2023August 18, 2023September 25-November 3, 2023
October 28, 2023September 22, 2023October 6, 2023November 13-December 22, 2023
December 9, 2023November 3, 2023November 17, 2023December 26, 2023-February 2, 2024
February 10, 2024January 5, 2024January 19, 2024February 26-April 5, 2024
April 13, 2024March 8, 2024March 22, 2024April 29-June 7, 2024
June 8, 2024May 3, 2024May 17, 2024June 24-August 2, 2024
July 13, 2024*June 7, 2024June 21, 2024July 29-September 6, 2024

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ACT Exam Format:

The ACT exam spans 2 hours and 55 minutes without the optional writing test. With the writing test, it spans 3 hours and 35 minutes.

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Time Duration

Number of MCQs


60 minutes



45 minutes




35 minutes



35 minutes



Writing (Optional)

40 minutes

1 Essay

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Frequently Asked Questions

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The best time to take the ACT test is June. This gives students time to prepare well for the test during the summer holiday before their junior year.

Is four months enough to study for ACT?

 It is recommended to keep atleast six months before the ACT test for preparation so that you can score well in the exam.

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Mrinal Mandal

Study Abroad Expert

Mrinal Mandal is a study abroad expert with a passion for guiding students towards their international education goals. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering, earned in 2018. Since 2021, Mrinal has been working with upGrad Abroad, where he assists aspiring students in realizing their dreams of studying abroad. With his expertise and dedication, he empowers individuals to navigate the complexities of international education, making their aspirations a reality.

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