Answering Your Questions: Fall ACT Dates

Dear Academic Approach Families & Colleagues:

We appreciated all of your valuable questions regarding the ACT Test Schedule Updates we communicated yesterday, so we’re highlighting a few of your FAQs below for further clarification.

ACT Test Schedule Update
ACT announced three new fall test dates they are adding to the national testing schedule: September 19, October 10, and October 17. With additional national Saturday and Sunday test dates, there are now 8 total fall opportunities for students to take the ACT. These test dates will include two of ACT’s “planned enhancements“–online testing at select sites and superscoring–but will not allow single-section retesting. ACT is also working with schools and districts to provide additional school day options.

Does this mean the July ACT has been canceled? 
No, that date has not been canceled by ACT. Existing test centers are still offering the July test. Site-level information will be released by the end of June. In the Chicagoland area, seats are no longer available for students who have not yet registered. 

When can I register for the fall dates? 
ACT stated, “In addition to the new test dates, all students will be able to register for existing non-Saturday test dates in September and October when registration opens at the end of July.”

How is superscoring impacted by ACT postponing single subject retesting?
Superscoring will still happen and will factor in each full test a student has taken. The specific admissions policy, however, varies from school to school. Head here for an up-to-date list of policies for some popular schools.

Please continue to send us your questions and we’ll do our best to answer them.

Be well,
Matthew Pietrafetta, Ph.D., Founder & CEO

 

Matthew Pietrafetta

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