2020-2021 ACT Test Dates
Listed below are the dates for the 2020-2021 school year ACT test as well as registration deadlines. Students must register online at www.actstudent.org Mead's school code is 281-475. Students logging in for the first time will create a username and password. Students will use this same username and password each time they register for the ACT as well as when they go online to check their scores.
To register for the ACT, please click here.
Students should plan on taking the ACT twice during their junior year and twice during their senior year if they are planning on going to a four year college/university. Otherwise, students may take the ACCUPLACER test as the entrance exam to a community college. This test is free and is not timed.
All juniors will take the state required March 24 ACT test at Mead High school. Since it is required there is no cost for students.
Since seniors did not get to take the Spring 2020 test, they have the option to take the ACT for free at Mead High School on September 22, 2020.
|Test Date||Regular Deadline||Late Fee Required|
|September 12, 2020||August 14||August 15-28|
|October 24, 2020||September 18||September 19-October 2|
|December 12, 2020||November 6||November 7-20|
|February 6, 2021||January 8||January 9-15|
|April 17, 2021||March 12||March 13-26|
|June 12, 2021||May 7||May 8-21|
|July 17, 2021||June 18||June 19-25|
The fee for the ACT (no writing) test is $55.00 for the 2020-21 year. The late fee is $30.00 added on to the regular registration fee.
Some students may be eligible for a fee waiver, which covers the basic fee of the ACT. Students may use up to four fee waivers. To be eligible for a fee waiver, students must meet one or more of the following indicators of need:
*student's family receives public assistance
*student is a ward of the state
*student resides in a foster home
*student is homeless
*student participates in the free or reduced price lunch program at school
*student participates in a federally funded TRIO or Upward Bound program
*student's family income is at or below the maximum amounts established the the Bureau of Labor Statistics Low Standard Budget for 2014.
If you believe you are eligible for a fee waiver, please see Miss Moser.
Beginning 2020-2021: Superscoring and Section Retests
Superscoring: *Superscoring is the process of averaging your four best subject scores from all of your ACT test attempts. Beginning in September, ACT will start using superscores. Individual colleges will decide whether or nor they will accept superscores for admissions and scholarship decisions
Section Retests: *students must first take a full ACT test and have a valid composite score on file
*students may take up to three section retests on any one test date
*there on no limits on the number of times a student may take a retest
*one section retest-$44.00; two section retest-$48.00; three section retest-$52.00
Seniors: These fall ACT test dates are often the last chances you have to improve your score for many scholarships and college admissions. Seniors will have access to the online prep through ACT using their email address and password they used in their junior math class. They will also have access to OnToCollege test prep online as well as as a class in the Fall.
Juniors: You should plan on taking the ACT test at least twice during your junior year. All juniors will be required (no cost to juniors) to take the state ACT test at Mead during the school week in the spring, but, often, juniors take the February test as well. Juniors will participate in the John Baylor OnToCollege prep class prior to the March 24 state ACT test.