NATIONAL ACT TESTING INFORMATION

For inquiries regarding ACT Testing, please contact Ms. Carin Lucas at 708.434.3506 or clucas@oprfhs.org.  Doors open - 7:30 a.m;  Doors close - 8:00 a.m.

Official website: www.act.org. The website has the most up-to-date information about test dates, registration deadlines, and fees.

The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, Mathematics, Reading, Science with an optional 40 minute Writing Test.  ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. 

Due to school closure test dates may be subjected to be cancelled. If this is the case, communication of cancellation will be shared. If test dates are cancelled and you need assistance changing test site, reach out to ACT at (319) 337-1270.

2020-2021 Test Dates and Registration

Test Date Registration  Registration with fee  
September 12, 2020 August 14 August 15 - August 28 Cancel
September 19, 2020 August 14 August 15 - August 28 Cancel
October 10, 2020 September 17 September 18 - September 25 Cancel
October 17, 2020 September 17 September 18 - September 25 Cancel
October 24, 2020 September 17 September 18- September 25 Cancel
December 12, 2020  November 6 November 7 - November 20 Cancel
February 6, 2021 January 8 January 9 - January 15  
April 17, 2021 March 12 March 13- March 26  
June 12, 2021 May 7 May 8 - May 21  
July 17, 2021 June 18 June 19- June 25  

To register for the ACT you can:


Register Online - Online registration is the fastest method.  You will know immediately if your preferred test center has space for you to test, and you also can print your admission ticket from the website.  

  • If you plan to take the ACT at a national or international test center, sign up online by creating or logging into your ACT Web Account.

  • If you are requesting extended time or other accommodations (special testing) for the first time, sign up online by creating or logging in to your ACT Web Account or register by mail in addition to completing the application request and submitting required documentation.  (Please contact your case manager or counselor for more information).

  • If you missed the late registration deadline, you can request standby testing online.

Register by mail - You may request only one Register-By-Mail packet if:

  • You are younger than 13 years old

  • You do not have a credit card or serialized voucher/waiver to pay the fee

  • You are an individual student.

It will be sent via U.S. mail, FedEx, or comparable service.  Allow 7-10 working days for delivery.  Please note that packets do not include code listings.  Test centers and colleges are listed only online.

Fee Waiver - If you cannot afford the registration fee for the ACT (No Writing) or ACT Plus Writing, you may be eligible for an ACT Fee Waiver.  For more information about the eligibility requirements and to obtain a fee waiver, contact your counselor.  If you receive an ACT Fee Waiver Form, follow the "Student Directions" on it for your registration method (or if requesting Special Testing).  

For 2020-21 ACT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines, information about fees, fee waivers, and services, click here.