FOR 2021-2022 TESTING:

  • Please note: Registrations for Saturday national tests are handled completely by the testing companies (ACT, Inc. and College Board). LTHS has no ability to register students.


ACT Update:


    FOR 2020-21:

    • ALL testing is subject to cancellation/change die to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • When are the next ACT test dates?
      • June 13, 2020 (this test WILL NOT BE hosted at LTHS; it has been cancelled)
      • July 18, 2020
      • September 12, 2020 (this test is hosted at LTHS)
      • October 24, 2020
      • December 12, 2020
      • February 6, 2021 (this test is hosted at LTHS)
      • April 17, 2021 
      • June 12, 2021 (this test is hosted at LTHS)
      • July 17, 2021
    • Where can I find more information about the National ACT tests?

General Information

    The purpose of the ACT test is two-fold:
    • The ACT® is a "US college admissions test, measuring what you learn in high school to determine your academic readiness for college". For additional information, please visit the ACT website:

    Who takes the ACT?

    11th and 12th grade students
    Is the ACT test optional or required?
    The ACT test is optional; however, college-bound students may need to take it as an admission requirement for most colleges and universities.
    What areas does the ACT test cover?
    The test consists of four multiple choice subtests: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science, plus an optional Writing test.
    • English: Punctuation, Grammar and Usage, Sentence Structure, Strategy, Organization, and Style (45 minutes)
    • Mathematics: Pre-Algebra, Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Plane Geometry, and Trigonometry (60 minutes)
    • Reading: Prose Fiction, Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences (35 minutes)
    • Science: Data Representation, Research Summaries, and Conflicting Viewpoints (35 minutes)
    • Writing (OPTIONAL): (40 minutes)

Test Date and Registration

  • 2020-2021 ACT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines:

    Test Dates
    Registration Deadline
    Late Fee Required
    September 12, 2020**
    August 14, 2020
    August 15-28, 2020
    October 24, 2020
    September 18, 2020 September 19-October 2, 2020
    December 12, 2020 November 6, 2020 November 7-20, 2020
    February 6, 2021** January 8, 2021 January 9-15, 2021
    April 17, 2021** March 12, 2021  March 13-26, 2021
    June 12, 2021** May 7, 2021 May 8-21, 2021
     July 17, 2021 June 18, 2021 June 19-25, 2021

    **ACT Tests administered at LTHS.

    How do I register for the ACT test?

    • Students must sign-up online at the ACT website ( by creating an ACT Student Web Account.
    • The test registration fee for the ACT Plus Writing is $70.00.
    • The test registration fee for the ACT No Writing is $55.00. 
    • Late registration fee is $30.00 in addition to the test registration fee.
    • Students must upload a photo as part of their online registration:
    • Standby testing is available if you miss the LATE deadline to register for a test date. The standby testing fee is $55.00 in addition to the test fee for your test option.
    • Students can request a test date or test center change from ACT. The fee to change a test date is $32.00 in addition to the test fee. The fee to change the test center (which must be for the same test date) is $30.00 in addition to the test fee.
    NEW for 2020-2021: ACT will offer Section Re-Takes
    From the ACT website:
    "Beginning with the September 2020 national ACT test date--once you complete a full test--you can choose to retake the full test or retake one or more single-subject section test to improve your scores. Section retesting allows you to showcase your skills and accomplishments gained over a lifetime--not just your test-taking abilities on a particular day."
    The cost of the re-takes:
    • for 1 section: $44.00
    • for 2 sections: $48.00
    • for 3 sections: $52.00


    How will a section re-take impact my ACT Composite score?

    According to the ACT website, "Since the composite score is the average of students' four scores across English, math, reading, and science, a higher retest score in any of these subjects will increase the overall test average."
    Will colleges accept my re-take score/superscore?
    While the option to re-take a section of the ACT will be available to students, our office highly recommends that you check with your college or university to make sure they will accept the re-take score/superscore before scheduling to re-take any ACT sections. 
    According to the ACT website:
    "We (ACT) recommend that colleges adopt the ACT section retest score into their score-use policy and superscore the ACT."
    For more information regarding Section Re-Takes: visit the ACT website at:

    What do I do if I missed the ACT test?
    If a student is absent or unable to test on the date for which he/she has registered, the student can request a “test date change” to take the ACT on a different date. ACT will charge a $32.00 fee (plus the cost of the test with appropriate late charges, if applicable) to make a “test date change”. Please visit the ACT website for more information:

Test Day Instructions

  • Test Location:
    All 2020-21 ACT tests hosted at LTHS will be administered at the North Campus.  Students should arrive at the lobby outside of the Reber Center (at the Clocktower Entrance) by 7:45 a.m. From there, students will be directed to a testing room. 
    What should I bring on test day?
    Students need to bring their photo ID, their ACT Admission Ticket, #2 non-mechanical pencils, an eraser, and an ACT approved calculator.  STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO THE TEST WITHOUT THE ACT ADMISSION TICKET AND PHOTO ID.
    Can I bring a snack?
    Students will have a short break during which a snack can be eaten. Snacks must be stored at the back of the testing room. Please do not bring a water bottle to the test. There are water fountains available.
    Can I bring my cell phone?
    Students may bring a cell phone, however, the phone MUST BE POWERED COMPLETELY OFF during testing. If a cell phone is activated during testing, the student’s test will be voided.