The 2024 Testing Landscape

Your up-to-date testing playbook

Last updated: 3/8/2024


The latest:

  • Registration for ACT dates in the 2023-2024 school year is open. See our registration tips here, and register at
  • The next ACT is on April 13. Late registration closes March 24. The next ACT will be on June 8, with regular registration open through May 3. Find more information and register here.
  • Test scores generally begin to be posted 10 days after a test date. You can find more information about score release hereScores for the February 10 ACT were posted beginning February 20. Scores for the April 13 ACT will be available beginning April 23.
  • Some schools and districts are now offering an online ACT option for school day testing, and the ACT recently announced a digital test option in limited areas for spring/summer 2024. See more details about the upcoming digital option for the ACT here.

Tips to get ACT-ready:

  • Test sites can fill quickly, so we suggest that students sign up well in advance for the tests dates they plan to take.
  • Students who will take an online version of the ACT at school can contact their director for more information about online testing and to practice with digital ACT practice tests. More information about the digital ACT pilot is available on our website.
  • For students who see the option to choose paper or digital testing this spring, we recommend taking the paper test. Since the digital version is fairly new to U.S. testing centers, we anticipate potentially technical glitches in the beginning.


The latest:

  • The first U.S. digital SAT took place on March 9.  The next SAT will be on May 4. The regular registration deadline is on April 19, and late registration will be available through April 23.
  • For more information, check out our digital SAT hub
  • You can find score release dates for the SAT here, including tests taken at school. Scores for the March 9 SAT will be released on March 22.

Tips to get SAT-ready:

  • The SAT will be offered in a digital-only format beginning in March 2024. Learn more on our Digital SAT hub.

AP Exams

The latest:

  • Eight subjects will offer a digital AP exam option in May 2024:
    • AP Computer Science Principles
    • AP English Language and Composition
    • AP English Literature and Composition
    • AP European History
    • AP Seminar
    • AP U.S. History
    • AP World History: Modern
    • AP African American Studies (pilot only)

Tips for AP test takers:

  • Digital AP exams will be optional. Schools can decide to offer digital or paper versions, or they may allow students to choose their format. Learn more about digital AP exams here.

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