ACT Information

All Malvern High School juniors will have an opportunity to take a FREE online ACT in March.  For this reason, juniors should not sign up for the February or April ACT exams.


2016-17 National ACT Dates

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


Malvern High School ACT Code

041 - 527


Registration Website



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All college-bound seniors should take the ACT in October and/or December.  Additionally, many Arkansas colleges and universities require the ACT to be taken in early fall to qualify for institutional scholarships.

February is the last national ACT exam that the Arkansas Department of Higher Education guarantees to accept in consideration for the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship.  Remember that Arkansas is prone to winter weather, therefore the February exam is sometimes canceled due to snow or ice.  

Seniors who receive free or reduced lunches qualify for a voucher for a free ACT exam, which waives the $42.50 ACT exam fee and provides free access to online ACT preparation. Students should see Mrs. Rhea in the guidance office to request a voucher.  Students may use a maximum of two vouchers. Vouchers are limited and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be available after Labor Day.

Each year, ACT provides a limited number of fee waiver vouchers to Malvern High School for free/reduced lunch students to use. Malvern High School has exhausted all of our available vouchers for the 2016-17 school year. I will be unavailable to provide students with any more vouchers for this year. The regular ACT registration fee is $42.50.
I apologize for any inconvenience.

This does not affect juniors who will still take the free ACT exam in March.

Vouchers will not be given to juniors this year because all juniors will take a free ACT exam in early March.

For more information regarding ACT registration, please email Jonathan Williams at jwilliams@malvernleopards.org.