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ACT to Offer New ACT Test Date in Summer

IOWA CITY, Iowa—Starting in 2018, ACT will begin offering students the opportunity to take the ACT® test in the summer. The first ACT summer test date will take place in July 2018, increasing the number of national ACT test dates from six to seven.

“Students, educators and colleges have told us they would like to see an extra test date prior to early admission and application deadlines, and we have listened,” said ACT Chief Commercial Officer Suzana Delanghe. “This additional test date will allow students to focus on their coursework while they are in school and prepare for the ACT test during the summer.”

While the majority of current ACT test centers are located in high schools, most July ACT test centers will likely be located on two- and four year college and university campuses, as many high schools across the country are closed or operate with very limited staff in the summer months.

Registration for the new July test date will open in early 2018. More information on test center locations will be available at that time.

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