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National ACT Test Dates for 2017-2018
National ACT Test Dates for 2017-2018
Pamela Gilliland
Monday, July 31, 2017

ACT now offers seven national test dates after adding a test date for July 2018.  The ACT is a test that is used by many colleges as a placement exam and for some scholarship applications as well as to determine eligibility for acceptance into the college.  The test can be taken up to 12 times for each individual.  For the past couple of years, the state of Missouri has required that all juniors be given the ACT in April free of charge to the student.  This mandate has been dropped and the free ACT will no longer be offered by school districts.  However, if a student qualifies, they may use a fee waiver for two testing dates.  The student would need to be a junior or senior and would need to meet with Mrs. Gilliland to determine eligibility for the fee waivers.  Students may take the ACT at any grade level, but it is highly suggested that they take at least one during their junior year and then again during their senior year.   The ACT is offered at Alton High School on each of the national test dates.  These dates are always on a Saturday and students should be in the building no later than 7:50 for testing to begin at 8:00.  Students also need two pencils and a calculator.  The calculator must be on the approved list which can be found on the ACT website.  For more information and to register, got to  The first test date for 2017-2018 is September 9.  Students must register by August 4th to avoid late fees.  The late registration period is from August 5-18.  Contact Mrs. Gilliland at the school for more information or help with registration.