Get ACT Scores: Ordering Online or by Phone

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. Since the ACT has gone online it is easier than ever to get ACT scores.

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.

How Much Does it Cost to Get ACT Scores?

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

  • $9.00 for a regular report
  • $13.00 for a priority report

If you took the test between October 1, 1966 and August 2007, the fees are

  • $26.00 for a regular report
  • $30.00 for a priority report

This fee structure is effective September 1, 2009 through August 31, 2010.

How to Order My Scores Online

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 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.

Viewing ACT Scores Online

Students can find their multiple choice ACT scores online as early as 16 days following the day of the test; however, not all individuals’ scores are posted at one time. Test takers may have to wait up to two months to receive their ACT scores in the mail or even online. The ACT webpage lays out the specific date ranges for the release of the most recent ACT exams. ACT usually posts new scores during the middle to the end of the workweek, so students who do not see their scores are advised to check again later in the following week. A delay in the release of ACT scores could be a result of one of the following: the information provided on the answer document, such as name and date of birth, did not match the information provided on the admission ticket; incomplete or inaccurate information was provided on the answer document; registration fees are outstanding; there is an outstanding check for scoring accuracy for the spreadsheet in question; the documents arrived late from that particular testing center, or there was an irregularity reported at the testing center.

The ACT Writing scores are generally posted on the ACT website two weeks after the multiple choice scores are released. Scores for students who took the ACT Writing cannot be officially reported for the other ACT subjects until the writing score is also released.

How to Request My Scores Via the Phone

get ACT scoresTelephone 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 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

  • 319/337-1313
  • 319/337-1701 (TDD—must call from a TDD)

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.

How to Request My Scores Via Mail

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:

  • Current name; first and last
  • Your name at the time of testing (if different)
  • Current address
  • Address at the time of testing (if different)
  • Social Security number and/or ACT ID from your score report
  • Date of birth
  • Home phone number
  • Test date (month and year)
  • Test location
  • Valid college codes and city for the colleges you want the information sent to
  • Your signature

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:

ACT Records
301 ACT Drive
PO Box 451
Iowa City, IA 52243-0451

Sending Score Reports to Universities

Score reports can only be sent to universities after all of the person’s scores have been released. Requests to send ACT scores online can be made through the ACT Web account using a valid credit card. Scores may also be ordered via a letter of request containing the information listed at: or by mailing in the following form:

ACT score reports cost $11.00. These reports may also be ordered by phone at 313-337-1313 or 313-337-1701, but each report ordered will incur an additional charge of $13.00. The fastest and easiest way to view a score report is to access the ACT scores online. Priority reports can be sent to universities in the United States for $16.00 per report. Priority reports will be sent out within five to six business days after ACT receives the request.