ACT Test Dates 2012 Fall

Why Should You Prefer to Take the ACT in Fall

Owned and administered by ACT, Inc., the ACT test is a standardized college admission test that measures your academic abilities and college readiness. The test is conducted around five-six times a year, throughout US and international locations. If you are planning to take the test any time soon, read on to find more on the preferred ACT test dates 2012 fall.





How to Choose an ACT Test Date?

The ACT or equivalent score is an essential requirement for college applications; hence, it is recommended that you choose your ACT test date after reviewing the college admission deadlines and other requirements. Many people also prefer to take the ACT test in the fall of their junior year. Choosing an appropriate date for the test is very important, as preparing for it; you may keep the following points in mind while selecting an ACT test date:

  • ACT is conducted only up to six times every year (nationally) and five times internationally. You should plan early for the test, choose a suitable ACT test date and prepare accordingly, so that you do not miss your college/university application deadlines.
  • Choosing an early ACT test date provides you with an opportunity to retake the test in the same year, if required.
  • Generally, the ACT registration closes four weeks before your test date. If you are testing in the US, Canada or the US Territories, you can take advantage of late registration facilities, if required.
  • If you are testing internationally, you must be extra careful while planning your test, as the late registration facility is not available.
  • Also, not all test dates or centers have the ACT Plus Writing test administered.

Considering all these facts, it is important that you choose a time and date that best fits your requirements. If you are taking the national or intentional administration of the ACT test, many recommend that you take the test while you are still in your junior year at high school, preferably in the fall; so that you get ample time to prepare and retake the test in your senior year, if required; and you have your scores ready for the college application. So, if you are in junior year at high school now, you are recommended to take the test on any of the ACT test dates 2012 fall.

In addition to the national and international administrations of ACT, five US states, namely, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and Wyoming conduct statewide administrations of the test on every year. If you are a public school student in any of these five states, you get to take ACT in your junior year (11th grade) as part of the state initiative for improving college readiness and career planning.

ACT Test Dates 2012

The forthcoming national ACT test dates and their registration deadlines for 2012 are:

ACT Test Dates

Regular Registration Deadlines

Late Registration Date Ranges

April 14, 2012

March 9, 2012

March 10-23, 2012

June 9, 2012

May 4, 2012

May 5-18, 2012

September 8, 2012

August 17, 2012

August 18-24, 2012

October 27, 2012

September 21, 2012

September 22-October 5, 2012

December 8, 2012

November 2, 2012

November 3-16, 2012

The forthcoming international ACT test dates and registration deadlines for 2012 are:

International ACT Test Dates

Registration Deadlines

April 14, 2012

March 9, 2012

June 9, 2012

May 4, 2012

October 27, 2012

September 21, 2012

December 8, 2012

November 2, 2012

When to take ACT in 2012?

As mentioned earlier, if you are in your junior year, ACT test dates 2012 fall may be the best time/dates you can take the test. However, it is not a requirement that you should be in your junior year for taking a fall test date. Irrespective of your high school year, you may choose ACT test dates 2012 fall; the only thing to be considered is that the test date is appropriate for your requirements.

The relevant national and international ACT test dates 2012 fall are:

National ACT Test Dates 2012 Fall

International ACT Test Dates 2012 Fall

September 8, 2012

October 27, 2012

October 27, 2012

December 8, 2012

December 8, 2012

You can find the registration dates, test centers, and other relevant details about ACT test dates 2012 fall online at the official ACT website http://www.actstudent.org/regist/dates.html
http://www.actstudent.org/regist/intldates.html
http://www.actstudent.org/faq/answers/whentest.html
You can also avail arranged testing or accommodated testing during the fall period, if required.




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