ACT Test Info

2019-2020 ACT Test Dates

Test Date: September 14, 2019
Registration Deadline
August 16, 2019
First Date of Late Registration Deadline
August 17, 2019
Last Date of Late Registration Deadline
August 30, 2019
Test Date: October 26, 2019
Registration Deadline
September 20, 2019
First Date of Late Registration Deadline
September 21, 2019
Last Date of Late Registration Deadline
October 04, 2019
Test Date: December 14, 2019
Registration Deadline
November 08, 2019
First Date of Late Registration Deadline
November 09, 2019
Last Date of Late Registration Deadline
November 22, 2019
Test Date: February 08, 2020
Registration Deadline
January 10, 2020
First Date of Late Registration Deadline
January 11, 2020
Last Date of Late Registration Deadline
January 17, 2020
Test Date: April 04, 2020
Registration Deadline
February 28, 2020
First Date of Late Registration Deadline
February 29, 2020
Last Date of Late Registration Deadline
March 13, 2020
Test Date: June 13, 2020
Registration Deadline
May 08, 2020
First Date of Late Registration Deadline
May 09, 2020
Last Date of Late Registration Deadline
May 22, 2020
Test Date: July 18, 2020
Registration Deadline
June 19, 2020
First Date of Late Registration Deadline
June 20, 2020
Last Date of Late Registration Deadline
June 26, 2020
Test Date
Registration Deadline
First Date of Late Registration Deadline
Last Date of Late Registration Deadline
September 14, 2019
August 16, 2019
August 17, 2019
August 30, 2019
October 26, 2019
September 20, 2019
September 21, 2019
October 04, 2019
December 14, 2019
November 08, 2019
November 09, 2019
November 22, 2019
February 08, 2020
January 10, 2020
January 11, 2020
January 17, 2020
April 04, 2020
February 28, 2020
February 29, 2020
March 13, 2020
June 13, 2020
May 08, 2020
May 09, 2020
May 22, 2020
July 18, 2020
June 19, 2020
June 20, 2020
June 26, 2020

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*Non-Saturday testing is available only for students who cannot test on a Saturday because of religious convictions. For more info, see http://www.actstudent.org/faq/nonsat.html

No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February and July test dates.

Registration Tips

If you’re looking for information on how to register your child for the ACT, here are some nuts and bolts about the process:

How to Get Your ACT Score Report

ACT scores are generally available for online viewing on your ACT web account within 2 weeks after your testing date.

Official score reports are released by postal mail within 3-8 weeks after each test date; however ACT  (With Writing) score reports are only released after the writing score is available, within 5-8 weeks after the test date.

Online score release dates for 2015/16 testing dates are available here.

Ivy League Tutoring strongly recommends that you order and pay for a Test Information Release (TIR) at the time of registration in order to receive a copy of the test booklet with a list of your child’s answers and the answer key. If your child took the writing test, you will also receive a copy of the writing prompt, scoring rubric and scores assigned. This service will provide your child with the opportunity to review the questions they missed (with a tutor or independently) to improve upon their score.

What Is the ACT Composite Score?

The score which colleges care the most about is the ACT composite score, which ranges from 1-36. The composite score is calculated by adding the four sub-test scores for English, Mathematics, Reading and Science (each on a scale of 1-36) and dividing by four to get the average.

Superscoring

Historically, college admission offices have not superscored the ACT and have only used a student’s single highest composite score from a single test date. However, that is beginning to change as growing numbers of students are taking the ACT multiple times, and some colleges now will superscore the ACT.

Superscoring is when a college takes the highest subtest scores from various test dates to a get a new higher “superscore,” also known as the “combined highest composite” score. This scoring system allows for the fact that students do not always perform at their best on any one given test date. In addition, this scoring approach is already standard procedure in SAT scoring.

Students should refer to individual college admission websites to determine each college’s policy towards ACT scoring. If information about superscoring is not posted on the college’s website, you can call the admissions office to inquire about the policy.

How to compare current SAT to ACT scores

You can convert SAT to ACT scores with this concordance table here.

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