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ACT & SAT Testing

The ACT is a nationally recognized benchmark assessment for college and career readiness. By taking the ACT, students can gain valuable information on their readiness for college and career. The ACT, or SAT, is required for admission to many technical schools, two-year colleges, and four-year colleges. Standardized tests are often used to determine eligibility for scholarships; for example, a student’s eligibility for the Tennessee HOPE scholarship is based on their ACT or SAT results. 


ACT Senior Retake
October 3, 2023
Participation is limited to high school seniors who took the ACT as a junior.
The make-up test date is scheduled for October 24, 2023.


ACT Junior State Test
March 13, 2024
The ACT will be administered to all high school juniors on this day, free of charge.
The make-up test date is scheduled for March 27, 2024.

Pre-ACT Assessment for Grade 8 & 9  Students
October 3, 2023
The make-up test date is scheduled for October 24, 2023.  

Pre-ACT Assessment for Grade 10 Students
March 13, 2024
The Pre-ACT will be given to 10th grade March 27, 2024.    

*Dates are subject to change*

Fee Waivers

The ACT offers fee waivers to all students who are currently enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade, either a U.S. citizen or testing in the U.S., U.S. territories, or Puerto Rico, and meet one or more indicators of economic need listed on the ACT waiver form. Forms can be obtained through high school counselors.

National Testing Dates

In addition to testing on the statewide testing date, students can take the ACT on any of the national test dates. Information on national testing dates can be found on the ACT website.  If a student wishes to take the ACT on a national test date, there is a fee. Students with demonstrated economic need are eligible for two additional fee waivers to cover the cost of the ACT. More information on the ACT and SAT can be on the Tennessee Department of Education's ACT & SAT Testing page.