ACT Test Scores

Sending Your Scores

Sending Your Scores

We get it—things change. While we still automatically send your scores from the ACT test to the places you requested when you registered, something may have changed since then. Maybe you’ve got your eye on a new college, have a chance at an unexpected scholarship, or accidentally left off the university you toured last semester.

No need to worry.

You can have your ACT scores sent to other colleges and scholarship agencies, even after you test. Requests are processed after your tests have been scored and all scores for your test option—the ACT or the ACT with writing—are ready.

Learn more about Superscoring -  You'll be able to start sending your Superscore to colleges in September 2020.

Ordering Options

- Order Online—For the fastest way to send your scores, create or sign in to your MyACT account and pay by credit card.

You may also download a PDF copy of the request form and pay by check.

Applicable Fees

Regular report

Processed generally one week after your request is received, ACT delivers regular reports to colleges and agencies you've selected three times per week.


(effective through 8/31/2020)

Tested after 9/1/2017 - $13.00 per test date per report

Tested before 9/1/2017 - $39.00 per test date per report (includes a nonrefundable $26.00 archived scores fee)


Keep in mind

  • Once submitted, your request cannot be changed or canceled.
  • If you tested before September 1, 2017, those scores have been archived. Archived reports cost $26 more per report and take an additional working day to process. This additional, nonrefundable fee covers the cost of searching for archived scores, even if no scores are located.


Phone Requests

Some things to keep in mind:

  • To keep your scores confidential, they will not be given to anyone by phone, email, chat, or fax.
  • If all of the scores for your test option—the ACT or the ACT with writing—have been added to our files, you can request up to eight reports per day when you order by phone.
  • Once you've made your request, it cannot be canceled or changed.

You may also create or access your ACT web account to request score reports online.


How to Order by Telephone

  • Call 319.337.1720 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., central time, Monday–Friday.

When you call ACT, you will need to provide the following identifying information:

  • ACT ID
  • Current name
  • Current mailing address
  • City, state/territory/province, and ZIP/postal code
  • Home phone number (include area code)
  • Your full name at the time you registered or tested (unless you have since corrected your ACT test record)
  • Your address, including city, state/territory/province, and ZIP/postal code, at the time you registered or tested
  • Your date of birth (month, day, year)

For each score report you are requesting, you will also need to provide:

  • The test date (month and year) for which you would like scores reported
  • Test Location (e.g., National, State, International)
  • The valid codes and names of up to eight colleges to which you would like the scores sent (include city and state/province). You can request up to eight reports per day to be delivered only to institutions within the U.S. 
  • Code Name, City, and State/Territory/Province

Payment information:

  • You must provide valid information for the credit card you are using.
  • Card number
  • Expiration date (month/year)
  • Card holder name
  • Security Code


Tips for Sending Your Scores 

Help us get your information where it needs to go.

The following tips will help your process go smoothly: 

  • Use valid ACT codes only. If the recipient college has more than one campus, you must indicate the campus where you want your scores sent by city and state. The College Code List and the Congressional Code List are available online to provide you with the most updated information.
  • Avoid delays by avoiding mistakes when you provide your personal information (name, date of birth, etc.), as well as your ACT ID from your score report with the month and year when you took the test.
  • We report ONLY the scores from the test date you designate, not any other test scores. This ensures that you direct the reporting of your scores.
  • Reports you request will include the ACT ID currently on your record. You can request a correction to the identifying information on records for test dates after September 1, 2017.
  • If you tested more than once in the same month, be sure to specify the test location you want reported (for example, National, State, International).
  • We can send your report only to the office designated by the college or agency, not to any other individual or office.