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ACT Exam Dates (2017/2018)


Below are the published dates for the ACT exams.  Some Des Moines metro high schools will have additional dates.  Please check with your high school for additional dates and test location.  


Aspire classes align with the national ACT dates.

ACT Exam Date

Aspire Class Start

Aspire Class End

ACT Score Release

Oct 28, 2017

Sep 5, 2017

Oct 26, 2017

11.7 - 11.21.2017

Dec 9, 2017

Oct 30, 2017

Dec 7, 2017

12.18 - 1.1.2018

Feb 20, 2018

Dec 11, 2017

Feb 18, 2018

2.21 - 3.6.2018

Apr14, 2018

Feb 19, 2018

Apr 12, 2018

4.24. - 5.8.2018

Jun 9, 2018

Apr 16, 2018

Jun 7, 2018

6.19 - 7.3.2018

Jul 14, 2018

Jun 11, 2018

Jul 12, 2018

7.24 - 8.07.2018




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Customer Comments

"I was at my wits end. I knew something wasn't right and my high school son just kept struggling. I reached out to Heidi and she helped us assess the obstacles to my son's success and came up with clear tactics to overcome them, all the while making my son feel like he COULD do it. As a result of Heidi's coaching he scored a 28 on the ACT and will graduate from high school in May."

Brooke B.
Urbandale, IA