Fees and Fee Waivers

Current ACT Fees and Services

All fees are nonrefundable unless otherwise noted.


The ACT (no writing)

The ACT with writing

Test option change






Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four colleges (if codes are provided when you register).

Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four colleges (if codes are provided when you register). More about the ACT with writing

The writing test fee is refundable on written request if you are absent on test day or switch to ACT (no writing) before testing begins.

Additional Fees

Add to your test fee (except for Test Center Change).

Late registration

Standby testing

Test date change

Test center change

Score reports to 5th and 6th college choices








Registration or test date change made during the late period for a national test date.

Refunded if you are denied admission to the test center on test day or registration was cancelled due to no photo provided. More about standby testing

For different date only if absent or unable to test on the original date or if registration is cancelled for failure to meet ACT test security requirements. You must pay the basic registration fee for the new test date plus the test date change fee. If you request a date change after the regular deadline for the new date, you must also pay the late registration fee. Your basic registration fee for the original test date will be refunded. How can I make changes to my registration?

For the same test date.

Request online before the test date. Refundable on written request if you do not test.

Additional Services

Additional Score Reports

Test Information Release

Telephone re-registration






You can request additional score reports online or by providing an additional score report form.

  • To register by phone, you must have previously registered for a national test date or have already received a score report from State and District, Arranged, or DANTES testing.

  • Plan ahead when re-registering by phone. You can expect longer than average wait times during registration deadline weeks. The earlier you register, the more likely you are to secure your preferred test date and test center.

  • If you re-register by phone, you can print your admission ticket from the Web if you have a student Web account.

  • If you owe any fees on your account, you will need to pay your balance due before submitting your new registration.

If you are interested in applying for a fee waiver and would like to look at the requirements select the below link:

ACT Fee Waiver