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 14, 2019     Aug 16, 2019
Oct 26, 2019              Sept 20, 2019
Dec 14, 2019           Dec 6, 2019
Feb 8, 2020          Jan 10, 2020
Apr 4, 2020            Feb 28, 2020
Jun 13, 2020 May 8, 2020
Jul 18, 2020 Jun 19, 2020


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