Standby Testing: If you miss the late deadline to register for a test date, or to request a test date or test center change, you may choose to sign in to your ACT account to request and pay for standby testing.  Please click this link for more details.

2016-2017 ACT TEST DATES

Test Date Registration Deadline
Late Fee Required
September 10, 2016 August 5, 2016 August 6-19, 2016
October 22, 2016  September 16, 2016   September 17-30,2016
 December 10, 2016  November 4, 2016 November 5-18, 2016 
February 11, 2017 January 13, 2017 January 14-20, 2017
April 8, 2017 March 3, 2017 March 4-17, 2017
June 10, 2017 May 5, 2017 May 6-19, 2017

Register online at  The school code for NCHS is 281615.

Some helpful tips for online ACT registration:

  • Select up to 4 colleges to receive your scores directly for free. **PLEASE NOTE: UNL and UNO require scores to be sent directly from ACT (if you do not select them during registration you'll have to pay an additional fee for ACT to send them later)
  • You will need to pay by credit card when registering online
  • You will need to upload your photo during registration, a school photo works great!
  • Make sure you receive a confirmation email stating that your payment and registration went through
  • As always, see Mrs. Knutson with any registration problems or questions!

ACT Prep at Norfolk Catholic - Norfolk Catholic students who register for the ACT have the opportunity to improve their scores by taking the John Baylor Prep Course (JBP) before each test.  JBP consists of twelve, 45 minute videos that prepare students for each of the 4 subtests of English, Math, Reading, and Science.  Students will also be given the chance to complete three practice tests while taking the class.  The class will be offered to seniors before the October test date and to juniors before the April test date.  Students who are taking the ACT on other dates can still watch the videos on their own time through their personal online account (contact Mrs. Knutson to get the account login information).  Parents can learn more information about JBP by visiting the website at

John Baylor College Prep Show - The JBCP Show helps families and schools create more college graduates affordably.  To watch this week's show or previous shows, go to