Dates for ACT Test 2012

Upcoming ACT Test Dates

ACT Test Dates:

The dates for ACT test 2012 are spread evenly throughout the year of 2012 in order to facilitate the test takers' convenience for taking the test. There are six test dates, each of which are accommodated in six different months, starting from September till June for the session of 2012-2013. You have to choose one of the six dates for ACT test 2012 that is well before the registration deadlines of your desired colleges/universities, for the session of 2012-2013. Moreover, you have to make a proper study routine based on the dates for ACT test 2012, as you cannot afford any last-minute preparation. Finally, you have to know the dates for ACT test 2012 to register for ACT. In order to know the remedies for all these issues, read the following article and know more about the importance of ACT test dates for 2012.

What Are the Approaching Dates for ACT In the US, US Territories and Canada?

Before you know the upcoming test dates, it is very important that you find out the registration deadlines of the colleges or universities in which you wish to apply. You must choose the ACT test dates according to your college registration dates. We have mentioned below a table showing the dates for ACT test 2012 for test takers from the US, US Territories and Canada. Note the dates for regular and late registration deadline.





ACT Test Dates 2012-2013

Regular Registration Deadlines

Late Registration Deadlines

February 11, 2012

January 13, 2012

January 14 - 20, 2012

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

It is important to note that there are no test centers allocated in New York for the February testing date. Moreover, if you fail to register for ACT within the regular deadlines, you have to pay an extra fee of $21 for registering during the period of late registration deadlines.

What Are the Forthcoming Dates for ACT Outside the US?

If you are a test taker and do not reside within the US, U.S. territories, Canada, or Puerto Rico, then you can register for the dates for ACT test 2012 only by an ACT Web Account. You have to create this web account first and then fill out the registration form. The ACT test is offered only five times to international test takers and they are not allocated any late registration deadlines. All fee payments for international students are done through credit cards only. In the following table, you can view the international test dates for ACT for the year 2012.

Test Date

Registration Deadline

February 11, 2012*

January 13, 2012

April 14, 2012

March 9, 2012

June 9, 2012

May 4, 2012

October 27, 2012

September 21, 2012

December 8, 2012

November 2, 2012

How Do the ACT Test Dates Affect Your Performance?

Your ACT performance is completely dependent on your selection of the test date for the following reasons:

Firstly, based on your test date, you have to make a study routine that covers the whole ACT syllabus and sumptuous practice of ACT questions.
Secondly, you have to select a test date that is at least two months before the registration dates of your desired college as scores are reported at least 3-8 weeks after the date of testing.

Lastly, if you are taking ACT prep classes, make sure that the course is completed at least a month before the test date as you will need time to practice before taking the actual test.

As we can see from the above discussion, the dates for ACT test 2012 play a pretty important role in your ACT preparation. It is a noteworthy fact that the ACT test is always conducted on a Saturday of each month. Test dates are negotiable in case you are bound by religious obligations that are against Saturday testing. However, you may choose another scheduled ACT test date only after paying an additional fee for it.




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