For those who check the ACT website often, you’ve probably noticed that the ACT registration is now open for September 2022-July 2023 test dates! Here is a quick guide on when the ACT tests are happening, the deadlines for signing up, and what you should do (depending on your graduation year).
Taking the SAT instead? Check out 2022-2023 SAT registration is opened! Now what?
Not sure which test to take? See our advice on ACT vs. SAT: Which Test Should You Take?
2022-2023 ACT Test Dates
According to ACT.org, the 2022-2023 ACT exam dates and deadlines are shown below. You can register for all of these dates now.
|ACT Test Date||Registration Deadline||Last Day for Late Registrations & Changes (extra fees apply)|
|September 10, 2022||August 5, 2022||August 19, 2022|
|October 22, 2022||September 16, 2022||September 30, 2022|
|December 10, 2022||November 4, 2022||November 11, 2022|
|February 11, 2023||January 6, 2023||January 20, 2023|
|April 15, 2023||March 10, 2023||March 24, 2023|
|June 10, 2023||May 5, 2023||May 19, 2023|
|July 15, 2023||June 16, 2023||June 23, 2023|
Insight Advice for Rising Seniors (Class of 2023)
If you haven’t been able to take the SAT or the ACT at all, you are not alone. Many schools have extended their test-optional policy to the Class of 2023, and you can find out what your top-choice college decides to do in our Test-Optional Colleges HERE. If you are planning to take the ACT, you should start preparing now. Learn how to maximize your score during the summer with our guide on How to Prepare for the ACT or the SAT this Summer.
For Class of 2023 who want to apply for Early Action or Early Decision, you need to take your ACT by October 22, 2022. If you are applying for Regular Decision, you should take your ACT by December 10, 2022.
Insight Advice for Rising Juniors (Class of 2024)
Typically, we see juniors take their ACTs in the summer (June or July) and in the spring (usually after a spring break study crunch). If you already have a score you are happy with, congratulations, you can focus on expanding your extracurricular activities, AP courses, and schoolwork.
By preparing for the ACT early, you are giving yourself time to get a head start on your college admissions process next year. This can significantly lower your stress level (and tasks) for your summer after junior year!
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Read more: Why Summer Study Can Be A Great Thing!
Insight Advice for Rising Sophomores (Class of 2025)
It may seem too early for you to even think about the SAT or the ACT. But it’s not! While these standardized tests are designed to challenge your English and Math abilities, their structures, formats, and timing are very different.
If you have already taken Algebra 2, which covers polynomials, trigonometry, and exponentials, you can start considering your test prep strategy! The best way to decide if you should take the SAT or the ACT is to take diagnostic tests for both. Taking both diagnostic tests can help you decide which test you are more comfortable with. You may like the SAT better because it allows for more time per question, or you may be an ACT person if you prefer to always have access to a calculator. Once you’ve figured out your style, you can focus on preparing for that!
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