ACT Registration

Registering for the ACT (American College Test) 

Registration is completed on-line at and enter our test centre code (870470), as we are not listed since we are located in China.

Next, students will need to register YCIS as their high school. This code is 694462 (same used for SAT). Here are some tips from the ACT for entering our unlisted Test Centre.

  1. Once the student is signed up and has an account, the system will walk them through each one of the sections that must be filled out.
  1. Always use your mouse to click on the Submit or Continue button presented during the registration process. Since hitting the enter button on the keyboard may not work, and in fact, it may totally put you out of the system.
  1. Once the student reaches the Test Center Selection page, they will enter the 6-digit Test Center code, (870470) obtained from the Test Coordinator, and click on the “submit” button.
    (Again, do not hit enter on your keyboard, you must click on the button).
  1. The next screen will show the Test Center selection, and the student must confirm it before moving to the next screen.
    (See YCIS below).

Remember, the code is 870470 for YCIS Shanghai, CP.

After, you will be brought to this screen where you see available seats. Select the seats available option.

Mr. Gartz is always available to help anyone who seeks assistance in registering. To finalise the process, students will need a credit card payment by credit card.

Test dates and registration deadlines for the remainder of this school year are:

International Test Dates

All students testing outside the United States, United States territories, Puerto Rico, or Canada must register on the web. You must establish a free ACT web account in order to register. If you have missed the registration deadline for a test date, you may be able to request standby testing.

2017-2018 ACT Test Dates & Registration Deadlines

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Estimated Score Release*
September 9, 2017 August 4, 2017 August 5-18, 2017 September 19, 2017
October 28, 2017 September 22, 2017 September 23-October 6, 2017 November 7, 2017
December 9, 2017 November 3, 2017 November 4-17, 2017 December 19, 2017
February 10, 2018** January 12, 2018 January 13-19, 2018 February 20, 2018
April 14, 2018 March 9, 2018 March 10-23, 2018 April 24, 2018
June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 May 5-18, 2018 June 19, 2018
July 14, 2018** June 15, 2018 June 16-22, 2018 July 24, 2018
*Please register by the deadline. Late registration is difficult to secure. Also, test centers in Hong Kong and Macau will replace the October 28 test date with a special session on November 11 to accommodate the Chung Yeung Festival holiday.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I am available at

Thank you,

Timothy Gartz, MSW LCSW

University Guidance Counselor