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Retest Exception Request

To maintain the security of the test, ACT restricts the number of times an examinee may take the ACT to a total of 12 times. This restriction applies even if your scores from a test date are cancelled by you or by ACT. In calculating the 12-test total, ACT makes exceptions for State and District Testing required by your state's department of education, your district, or tests taken as a young examinee through an academic talent search organization.

Retest Exception Request Deadlines

Test Date           Deadline Date
Sept 9, 2017            Aug 4, 2017
Oct 28, 2017              Sept 22, 2017
Dec 9, 2017            Nov 3, 2017
Feb 10, 2018           Jan 12, 2018
Apr 14, 2018            Mar 9, 2018
Jun 9, 2018 May 4, 2018
Jul 14, 2018 Jun 15, 2018


If you wish to request an exception to be allowed to test more than 12 times, complete and submit this form no later than the deadline listed above for your desired test date.

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Please Note:

This form is to be used only for exceptions to ACT’s 12-test restriction policy. Exception requests will not be considered for students who have not already tested 10 times. Please direct any other questions related to registering for the ACT to

Examinees filling out the form by hand should mail submissions to:

ACT Retest Administrator (53)

P.O. Box 168

Iowa City, IA 52243-0168