2024-2025 ACT and SAT Test Dates

Take the test you prefer ideally four times, to maximize your score, including the mandated test date if applicable in your state. Many colleges start accepting applications July 1 or August 1 of your senior year, so fitting in multiple tests is difficult if your first test isn’t until April of your junior year.

ACT National Test Dates

Check the ACT website for updates and to register. Note: Online testing is available at some but not all locations. Check online test availability in your area. You may need to choose “paper” as your testing option to see available test centers.

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Fee
Deadline
ACT Standby
Deadline
Scores
Begin to Post
April 13, 2024 March 8 March 22 April 5 April 23
June 8, 2024 May 3 May 19 May 31 June 18
July 13, 2024 June 7 June 21 July 5 July 23
September 14, 2024 August 9 August 25 September 6 September 24
October 26, 2024 September 20 October 7 October 18 November 5
December 14, 2024 November 8 November 22 December 6 December 24
February 8, 2025 January 3 January 20 January 31 February 18
April 5, 2025 February 28 March 16 March 28 April 15
June 14, 2025 May 9 May 26 June 6 June 24
July 12, 2025 June 6 June 20 July 4 July 22

Test Information Release (receive test questions and your answers for a fee) for the 2024-2025 testing year will occur in September, December, and February. See www.act.org/the-act/tir for more information.

SAT National Test Dates

Check the Digital SAT website for updates and to register.

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Fee Deadline Scores
Begin to Post
March 9, 2024  February 23  February 27 March 22
May 4, 2024  April 19  April 23 May 17
June 1, 2024  May 16  May 21 June 14
August 24, 2024  August 9 August 13  September 3
October 5, 2024 September 20  September 24  October 15
November 2, 2024 October 18  October 22  November 12
December 7, 2024 November 22  November 26  December 17
March 8, 2025 February 21 February 25 March 18
May 3, 2025 April 18 April 22 May 13
June 7, 2025 May 22 May 27 June 17

Want to learn more?

ACT: The Ultimate Guide to the ACT in 2024
SAT: The Definitive Guide to the SAT 2024
Which test is best for you: Should You Take the ACT or SAT?