So, what's the ACT?

The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject areas tests in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. You may also choose to take the ACT plus Writing, which will include a 30-minute writing test. You will have 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete the entire test with one short break. The test is administered six times a year.

To register to take the ACT you must first create an account on This website also has frequently asked questions, test dates and deadlines, and resources for ACT test prep among other things.

The 2020-2021 national test dates are as follows

  • September 12th (registration deadline August 14th)

  • October 17th (registration deadline September 17th)

  • December 12th (registration deadline Nov. 6th)

  • February 6th (registration deadline January 8th)

  • April 17th (registration deadline March 12th)

  • June 12th (registration deadline May 7th)

  • July 17th (registration deadline is June 18th)

You can take the ACT at any point in your high school career, but it is recommended that you take the test before the start of your senior year or at the very least, the first semester of your senior year. Taking the ACT is a necessary step in applying to colleges and tech schools. You can take the ACT as many times as you want/need to.

You can visit the ACT website by clicking on this link:

SAT Registration

Test Dates for the 2020-2021 school year are as follows—

  • October 3rd (registration deadline is September 4th)

  • November 7th (registration deadline is October 7th)

  • December 5th (registration deadline is November 5th)

  • March 13th (registration deadline is February 12th)

  • May 8th (registration deadline is April 8th)

  • June 5th (registration deadline is May 6th)

You can visit the SAT Website by clicking on this link: