ACT to expand online testing option
June 01, 2023
More students will have the option to take the ACT exam online rather than in person beginning later this year.
Earlier this week, ACT announced that online testing will be available in December 2023 as a limited pilot for 5,000 testers at a select number of test centers.
“Our world is changing, and ACT must change with it,” said ACT CEO Janet Godwin in the announcement. “Our commitment to our mission requires that we meet the changing needs and expectations of students and their families, educators, employers, and employees.”
Godwin said the ACT test will be offered online for test takers on national test dates. Online testing will be available in December 2023 as a limited pilot for 5,000 testers at a select number of test centers. Registration for the first ACT online national test in December will open this July.
“We have chosen to pilot the test to allow for controlled implementation, to consider feedback, and to ensure the best possible testing experience for students,” said Godwin. “We will expand capacity to include more test centers for students as we move through 2024.”
According to Godwin, ACT has been offering the test online for state and district testers since 2016, and for test takers internationally since 2018.
ACT testing fees will remain the same for both the online and paper and pencil option. ACT’s fee waiver program will continue to be available to students who qualify for it.