how ACT scores are reported

Posted : January 18, 2010
Last Updated : July 29, 2013

how ACT scores are reported

When you take the ACT, three reports are prepared: student report, high school report, and college/scholarship agency report.

Student report. The student score report is mailed to the address you provided on your registration. Student score reports are also available online three to eight weeks after you take the test. If you took the Writing Test, your score reports will be released only after all your scores are available, usually within 5 to 8 weeks after the test date. Once you’ve received your report, check out the valuable personalized college and career planning information it contains.

High school report. If you authorize it when registering, your high school will also receive a report. High school counselors can use the information to help you plan appropriate coursework supporting your goals. Some schools include your test score on your official transcript. The high school report contains your scores and college and career planning information.

College/scholarship agency report. When you register for the ACT, you can choose four colleges or scholarship agencies to have your scores sent to for free. You can also select two more for an additional fee. This report includes the same information found on the student and high school reports, high school grades, and performance predictions for specific college programs and courses.

There is no way to speed up the scoring of your test or reporting of your scores.

For more information about the ACT and score reporting, visit

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