Test Preparation Resources
National Test Dates
National test dates are for the United States, United States territories, and Puerto Rico. If you have missed the late registration deadline for a test date, you may be able to request standby testing.
All requests for accommodations and English Learner supports, including appeals, must be submitted by the late registration deadline through the Test Accessibility and Accommodations (TAA) system. Accommodations and English learner supports are not available for standby testing.
Registration dates for Fall 2020: (Registration opens the last week of July.)
- Saturday, September 12
- Sunday, September 13
- Saturday, September 19
- Saturday, October 10
- Saturday, October 17
- Saturday, October 24
- Sunday, October 25
What You Will Need To Register:
- About 40 minutes
- Computer with internet
- Credit card or other payment
- High school course details
- Headshot photo
Information to Have Ready
We Need Your Photo!
As part of your registration process and ACT test security requirements, you will be asked to provide a recent photo of yourself.
Learn more about format and size, system requirements, and photo upload deadlines.
Accommodations and English Learner (EL) Supports
Before you register, learn more about the process to request accommodations or English Learner (EL) supports.
Where should you test?
Search for an ACT test center near you.
Test Center Locator
Operating systems: Windows (XP, Vista, 7, or 8)Mac OS (10.5 or higher)
Browsers: Internet Explorer (version 8 or higher), Chrome (version 18 or higher), Firefox (version 7 or higher), Safari (version 5 or higher)
Your High School Code
You’ll need this code to register.
High School Code Lookup
Testing With or Without Writing?
Parent Email Address
To learn what calculators can be used during the test, see our Calculator Policy:
Calculator policy (PDF)
How Much Does the ACT Cost?
Wondering how much the ACT will cost, or if you are eligible for a fee waiver?
Remember, you are success! Create your own success and don’t let anything stop you. If you’re having trouble paying for the ACT test, learn more about our fee waiver program and free learning resources.
Saying “Yes” to EOS
When you register you can opt-in to ACT’s Educational Opportunity Service (EOS). EOS will connect you with colleges, universities, and financial aid institutions based on your plans and interests. Expand your vision for college and open up new ways to pay for it.
2020-21 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
|SAT Test Date||Registration Deadline||Late Registration Deadline|
|August 29, 2020||July 31, 2020||August 11, 2020 (Mailed)|
August 18, 2020 (Online or Phone)
|September 26, 2020||August 26, 2020||September 15, 2020 (Online or Phone)|
|October 3, 2020||September 4, 2020||September 15, 2020 (Mailed)|
September 22, 2020 (Online or Phone)
|November 7, 2020||October 7, 2020||October 20, 2020 (Mailed)|
October 27, 2020 (Online or Phone)
|December 5, 2020||November 5, 2020||November 17, 2020 (Mailed)|
November 24, 2020 (Online or Phone)
|March 13, 2021||February 12, 2021||February 23, 2021 (Mailed)|
March 2, 2021 (Online or Phone)
|May 8, 2021||April 8, 2021||April 20, 2021 (Mailed)|
April 27, 2021 (Online or Phone)
|June 5, 2021||May 6, 2021||May 18, 2021 (Mailed)|
May 26, 2021 (Online or Phone)
The PSAT test date is Saturday, October 17, 2020 at LSE. PSAT is an options test given to 11th graders and interested 10th graders who have pre-registered.
ACCUPLACER Test-Computer based test for Southeast Community College-Beatrice, Lincoln, Milford.
LSE dates for the ACCUPLACER test are to be determined.
Sign up in the Counseling Center.
ASVAB Test-Computer based test for Military placement. This test is also used for career exploration. Additional information is available here.
LSE dates for the ASVAB test are to be determined.
Sign up in the Counseling Center.