ACT scores are available to anyone who has taken the ACT test after October 1,1966. Most tests taken after October 2007 can be viewed online and all test scores can be ordered via mail, phone or electronic request.
Additional score reports can only be requested after your test has been scored and sent to you. The original score report is sent within two months. Additional reports can be sent to any college or high school, or to yourself. All requests are sent through the mail; ACT does not release any scores via phone, fax, or e-mail.
Most score reports are processed within one week of request receipt and delivered according to each college’s request cycle. Priority reporting is available if you would like your report sent sooner. These reports are processed within two working days and delivered 3 to 4 business days later. Priority reporting is available only to U.S. institutions and only provides your identifying information and score. Your complete report will be sent according to the college’s reporting cycle. There is an additional fee for priority reports.
Fees for reports vary depending on your testing date and whether you are requesting a regular report or a priority report. The fee structure is as follows:
If you took the test after September 2007, the fees are
If you took the test between October 1, 1966 and August 2007, the fees are
This fee structure is effective September 1, 2009 through August 31, 2010.
Anyone who has taken the ACT since October 1966 and has an ACT online account can order their scores online. Those who took the test after October 2007 are able to view their scores online as well. If you do not already have an online account with the ACT, you can create one by visiting www.actstudent.org and signing up.
Once you’ve created your online account, login to your account and click on the icon “Send Your Scores.” You will be asked what type of testing location you tested at (national, international, etc), the testing month and year, as well as your ACT ID. If you took the ACT test before September 2007, your social security number stands as your ACT ID. Only one score is reported on a score report, so if you have tested multiple times and want to access multiple scores, you will need to order separate reports. Complete the request form and submit electronically. Electronic payments must be made by a credit card.
Telephone requests are for priority reports only and charge a convenience fee of an additional $12.00 for each request. You must pay with a credit card when making a telephone request.
Before ordering, you must visit www.actstudent.org and locate the phone order worksheet. This worksheet contains all the information you must have available when ordering via the phone. Once you have all the required information, call The ACT at
The best times to call are Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., central time. The center is closed evenings and weekends.
You can also request your scores through the mail by completing the ACT’s copy request form (found on their website). If you are unable to download the form from the website, you can submit a letter of request. A letter of request must contain the following information:
Send your letter of request along with check or money order payable to ACT Records. If you are requesting scores be sent to multiple institutions, make sure that you indicate which type of report you want sent to each institution. Send your request to:
301 ACT Drive
PO Box 451
Iowa City, IA 52243-0451