How to See ACT Test Scores Online

Instructor: Donna Smith
You took the ACT and now you're anxious to know your scores. Learn how long it takes for your ACT scores to be processed, and how you can access them online.

Accessing ACT Scores Online

About two weeks after you take the ACT, you can begin checking online for your scores. To do this, you'll need to create an online ACT Student Web account by submitting personal and academic information, or log in with your account name and password. Once signed in, you can download a PDF with your student score report.

If your scores have not been posted after two weeks, check the website again on the following Wednesday or Friday, since these are the days that scores are posted, according to The ACT, Inc. The ACT Inc. posts approximate reporting dates on its website.

Potential Online Score Reporting Delays

Your scores may not be posted online within two weeks if you took the ACT Plus Writing test. This test has a longer waiting period. Look for your scores online in approximately four weeks after taking the test. Another cause for the delay of your test scores can occur when you sit for the ACT at a site other than a national or international testing center. You may get your scores in the mail before they are posted online.

On examination day, you should make sure the information on the test booklet matches what's printed on your ACT admission ticket to prevent any holdup with your scores. Also, if you owe ACT test fees, you won't receive your scores until you pay.

ACT Test Prep

If you haven't taken the ACT yet and want to make sure you do your best on the exam, consider using our test prep courses. In addition to providing a comprehensive resource to help you study for the ACT,'s ACT Prep: Practice & Study Guide course guides you through the structure of the test, how scores are calculated, and when and how to register, while providing tips to help you be ready for test day. If you just need to brush up on individual sections, you also have access to courses that give you targeted help for each part of the test:

These courses provide you with bite-sized videos that cover everything you need to know for each section of the ACT. The short lessons make studying convenient wherever you are, whenever you have time. You can also take the quizzes and longer exams to help you practice for the types of questions you'll find on the ACT.

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