Starting in 2018, students will be able to take the ACT in July. See http://admitted.nacacnet.org/wordpress/index.php/2017/02/22/act-adds-summer-test-date/
I'm a fan of this change but only reluctantly. On one hand, it makes sense to allow students to choose a test date during a month that is commonly less hectic than the school year is. But, on the other hand, I'm a big advocate of the vanishing let-kids-be-kids philosophy, which means that summer is for beach, camp, friends, chilling out and a stress-free, low-key job and not for adding extra weeks to the college-admissions arms race.
The College Board is offering summer testing too, with an August SAT date rolling out this
year. So it was inevitable that the ACT folks would jump on the vacation-test bandwagon as well.
How do CC members feel about these changes ... are they a welcome opportunity to get testing out of the way during a quiet month or just another way to torpedo the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer?