New ACT Test Options Are Coming!

Igniting Student Confidence and Success

Coming September 2020:
Section Retesting, Superscoring, and Faster Results

Sign up to stay in the know about the upcoming new ACT test options!

Receive timely emails chock full of resources, deadline reminders, and event invitations to help you stay informed about the following new options coming to the ACT test in September 2020:

  • Section Retesting
  • Superscoring, and
  • Faster Results with Online Testing

Get Acquainted with the New Options

Section Retesting

Retake one specific test section rather than the full test.


Keep your best section scores and use your best overall score.

Faster Results

Test online and get results in as soon as two business days.

No time to read the details? Watch the video for a full overview!

For Students and Parents

Starting in September 2020, students will have more choices than ever, plus greater confidence that the ACT test reflects their hard work, overall academic achievement, and potential for success. Now is the time to become familiar with the new options and what they mean for college and career planning!

Don't miss this special webinar designed especially for students and parents!

For Counselors

Changes are coming to the ACT test! Stay informed along the way with our monthly newsletter, designed especially for counselors. You'll receive timely information to help you help your students and their parents. 

For K-12 District Testing Customers

Heads up! The new options rolling out in September 2020 are not currently applicable to District and State customers. We’ll be announcing information on what’s coming for District Testing soon. In the meantime, remind your staff of the four fee waivers now available for qualifying students.

Don't miss this webinar especially designed for K-12 Professionals!

For Higher Ed Professionals

When the ACT test changes go into effect, your understanding of the benefits will matter. Become informed so that when students have questions, you’ll have answers. 

Don't miss this webinar especially designed for Higher Education Professionals!

New Fee Waiver and Score Sending Policies

While the ACT mission doesn’t change, the way in which we help people achieve education and workplace success continues to evolve. As the ACT test changes, so are the fee waiver and score sending policies.

Beginning in September 2020, 20 free score reports will be available for students who have taken the ACT with a fee waiver so they may send their superscore or scores from any individual test, even those taken previously during the ACT National Test and State and District Test.  

ACT also now offers four fee waivers to all qualifying students. These students can choose how they apply the waivers to maximize their potential for success in retesting and test preparation. Counselors can request fee waivers on behalf of qualifying students. 

Leaders in Education Discuss New ACT Test Options

Watch as Dr. Tony Thacker (Alabama Assistant State Superintendent of Education and head of the Office of Evaluation and Innovation), and Phillip Jacobs (Tennessee Department of Education), provide their perspectives on the impact of ACT’s new test options. 

Why Superscoring is Important

Why Section Retesting is Going to Be Popular with Students

How to Reduce Test Anxiety