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The ACT is the most widely accepted college entrance exam in the United States and more than 225 universities around the world for entry into undergraduate study programs. The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) is one of the examination centres appointed by ACT to administer the test in Hong Kong.

The ACT is a U.S. college admissions examination that consists of four subject area tests in English, Mathematics, Reading and Science. The ACT With Writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 40-minute writing test. ACT results are accepted by all 4-year colleges and universities in the United States. Because the ACT is a curriculum-based exam, many universities that require SAT Subject Tests will fully or partially waive that requirement for ACT examinees.



Examination Registration

The ACT test, administered internationally, will be transitioning from pencil-and-paper to fully computer-based testing.  With the launch of the computer-based ACT in September 2018, the ACT is offered seven test windows a year in September, October, December, February, April, June and July internationally and the number of testing sessions for international students is expanded up to 28 per year.

Registration for taking the ACT in Hong Kong must be done online via the Website of ACT at

The registration deadlines are as follows:

Test Date

Registration deadline

Late Test
Registration deadline

Sep 11-12, 2020

August 21

September 4

Oct 9-10, 2020

September 18

October 2

Dec 11-12, 2020 #

November 20

December 4

Feb 5-6, 2021 #

January 15

January 29

April 16-17, 2021

March 26

April 9

June 11-12, 2021

May 21

June 4

July 16-17, 2021

June 25

July 9

# Due to new testing procedures and other changes necessary to navigate testing amid COVID-19, ACT has made the difficult decision to cancel the ACT® test dates for students outside the United States in December 2020 and February 2021.


To register, students go to, create their free ACT Profile or MyAct account, and follow the simple instructions to select a test date and test location. A valid credit card is required to finalize the registration.

Students can download a free online copy of the 64-page “Preparing for the ACT” at or have some experience taking a computer-based test through the online practice questions at

Demo Video:

  • How to create a MyACT account
  • How to register for the ACT test
  • Why international students should take the ACT
  • CBT demo video




    Tel.: (1) 319-337-1270



    Location of the HKEAA Test Sites and Information to candidates

    *Centre information is ONLY for helping candidates to locate their test centres.



    Candidates and their parents/guardians

    MUST NOT contact test centres, AND
    MUST NOT visit test centres before the test.
    Doing so may result in violating examination regulations.

  • Download test site information between April and July 2021
  • #We apologize that test centre's information may change without any notification





    Important Notes

    Before taking the ACT test, please read the Important Notes carefully.


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    General Typhoon / Bad Weather Arrangements

    As cancellation and/or postponement of an examination is a very serious matter, any decision to do so by the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) will be made only when it is absolutely necessary. If weather conditions are at all doubtful (such as the possible hoisting of a Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above or the issue of the Rainstorm Red or Black Warning), candidates should pay attention to the radio or television broadcast, or view the HKEAA website for examination schedules right up to the time they leave for the examination centre. Candidates should note that:

    (a) under normal circumstances, the HKEAA announcement of the postponement/cancellation of an examination will be made approximately two hours before the commencement of the examination;

    (b) the announcement of closure of schools due to a tropical cyclone/the issue of the Rainstorm Red or Black Warning does not necessarily imply any postponement/cancellation of an examination scheduled to be held on that day;

    (c) unless an announcement has been made by the HKEAA that examinations/public examinations/ international and professional examinations held by the HKEAA are postponed/cancelled due to bad weather conditions, candidates must assume that their examinations will be conducted as originally scheduled;

    (d) once an examination has started, it will continue for the full allotted time unless physical conditions in the examination centre are considered to be dangerous by the Centre Supervisor.



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