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Congratulations to April National ACT Test-Takers: A Recap and What’s Next

Congratulations to the students who tested this weekend as part of ACT’s April national test date! Here’s what you can plan for next, now that your test date is in the history books.

By the Numbers

According to our registration data, approximately 236,000 students planned to sit for the test this weekend. Of those students, more than 36,000 registered to take the test with a fee waiver. This is our most up-to-date estimate of students tested. We report out official numbers of ACT test-takers annually by graduating class.

To-date, we have tested more than 2 million students since June 2020, as part of national test events and through state and district testing.

Score Release Window

Now that you’ve tested, we know your next logical question: When will my scores be available?

  • Multiple choice scores are normally available two weeks after each national test date, but it can sometimes take up to eight weeks.
  • Writing scores are normally available about two weeks after your multiple-choice scores.

The reporting timeframe for this test date is April 27 - June 11, meaning scores will begin to post to MyACT accounts on April 27. You can learn more about scores (including how to understand them) on our dedicated scores page.

Looking Ahead

Students still have two opportunities this school year to sit for a national test. Check out the dates and deadlines below to stay on top of your schedule.

The remaining national ACT test dates for the 2020-2021 school year are June 12 (register by May 7) and July 17 (register by June 18). The late registration period for June is May 8-21 and for July it's June 19-25.

New Features and News to Use

ACT recently announced that automatic superscoring is now available to students who wish to send their scores to colleges and institutions. Learn more about the new test option and how it can help you stand out.

Upcoming Webinar: Have you heard? ACT’s CEO Janet Godwin will be kicking off a 75-minute virtual conversation with Univision to discuss how to make college-going a success for students in the Latino community. All are welcome to register for the May 19 event where you will learn how to use current data and practical solutions to drive successful outcomes for Latino students.

ACT CEO Janet Godwin will join Pamela Silva, Hector Montenegro, and Deborah A. Santiago for a virtual conversation on May 19 at 3:30 p.m. ET to discuss "Making College Success a Reality For Latino Students."