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.
A version of this article appeared in the March 01, 2017 edition of Education Week as ACT Adds July Date to Testing Schedule