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College Entrance Exam

ACT Test Dates

(College Entrance Exam



Test Date Regular Deadline
Late Registration
September 8, 2012 August 17, 2012 August 18-24, 2012
October 27, 2012 September 21, 2012 September 22-Oct. 5, 2012
December 8, 2012 November 2, 2012 November 3-16, 2012
February 9, 2013 January 11, 2013 January 12-18, 2013
April 13, 2013 March 8, 2013 March 9-22, 2013
June 8, 2013 May 3, 2013 May 4-17, 2013


Registration packets are not available in the counselor's office; if youneed to register by mail, you will need to contact your counselor so paper packets can be requested from ACT; or you may register on-line at
In order to register on-line, you must first create your ACT Web account by clicking the "Sign Up/Log in" button,
then follow the instructions on the screen. 
The registration fee is $35 (no writing) or $50.50 for ACT Plus Writing. Check with the college of your choice or your counselor to determine if you need to take the ACT Plus Writing. If you miss the regular deadline, you must pay a $22 late fee.
Upcoming ACT Test Security and Identification Enhancements
ACT is committed to providing students a fair and equal opportunity to demonstrate their independent academic achievement on the ACT test. Beginning in the 2012-13 testing year, we are implementing additional enhancemnets to safeguard a level playing field for all test takers and help ensure the integrity of ACT score results.
Enhancements include:
  • Students will be required to provide their gender and a photo of themselves when they register for the ACT. This information will be included on tickets, test center rosters, and score reports that are sent to students' high schools.
  • Students will be required to provide their high school to ACT when they register, and score reports will automatically be sent to that high school (examinees who are not in high school are provided exception coding instructions).
  • Types of acceptable IDs have been reduced and all require a photo (examples include government- or school-issued IDs, school-issued letter, or notarized statement).
  • On test day, test center staff will match the name and photo on the student's ticket, the examinee roster, and the student's photo ID to the examinee who arrives to take the test before granting him or her admission. If students do not bring both their ticket and acceptable photo ID on test day, they will not be admitted to test.
  • Students (including those who hope to test on a standby basis) will be required to register their intent to test and will not be allowed to make any test center or test date changes the day of the test.


SAT Test Dates

(College Entrance Exam)



Test Dates
Test Regular Registration Deadline
(postmark/submit by)
Late Registration Deadline
October 6, 2012 SAT & Subject Tests September 7, 2012 September 21, 2012
November 3, 2012 SAT & Subject Tests October 4, 2012 October 19, 2012
December 1, 2012 SAT & Subject Tests November 1, 2012 November 16, 2012
January 26, 2013 SAT & Subject Tests December 28, 2012 January 11, 2013
March 9, 2013 SAT only February 8, 2013 February 22, 2013
May 4, 2013 SAT & Subject Tests April 5, 2013 April 19, 2013
June 1, 2013 SAT & Subject Tests May 2, 2013 May 17, 2013


 Registration information is available in the counselor's office or you may register on-line at The registration for the SAT Exam is $50. For the subject tests, there is a $23 basic fee and $12 for each subject test. There is a $27 late fee if you miss the regular registration deadline.
The College Board is introducing important changes to help ensure greater fairness on test day.
Effective with the October 2012 Test:
  • Students will be prompted to provide a photo during registration for the SAT and SAT Subject Test.
  • Students must present their Admission Tickets to enter the test center. No one will be admitted without a ticket and acceptable photo ID!
  • Standby testing will not be permitted. Online requests for waitlist status may be possible until about five days before the test.
  • Changes to test center, test date or test type must be made about two weeks prior to test day. Changes on the day of the test won't be permitted.

Effective with the March 2013 Test:

  • Students will be required to provide a photo during registration for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests.