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ACT Adds July Date to Testing Schedule

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ACT Inc. announced last week that it will begin offering a summer test date for the ACT college-admissions exam beginning next year. The move matches one by its rival, the College Board, which recently introduced a 2017 summer test date for its SAT exam.

ACT said it will add a seventh date to its 2017-18 lineup. This year's ACT schedule shows six dates, between September and June. Next year's will add a July date.

A July test date would make it easier for students to take the ACT twice before early-admission college deadlines, typically in early November. It could also help cushion students from any score-reporting delays as application deadlines draw near.

Vol. 36, Issue 23, Pages 4-5

Published in Print: March 1, 2017, as ACT Adds July Date to Testing Schedule
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