Between November 2019 to February 2020 all organizations receiving ACT College Score Reports began accessing them electronically via Encoura Data Lab. This replaced all previous methods of delivery including the ACT Internet Reporting Option (AIRO), CD-ROM, and printed/mailed reports. By transitioning this valuable service to a Encoura Data Lab, institutions and educational organizations can expect a more intuitive and timely avenue to access scores sent by students. Please let us know who at your institution should have access to ACT Score Reports by filling in the form at https://encoura.org/get-my-login/.
AIRO - November 22, 2019
CD-ROM - January 11, 2020
Paper Mail - February 8, 2020
This service is offered at no cost to institutions and educational organizations. Institutions already using Encoura Data Lab will not require an additional login, however, users needing permission to handle these reports should request permission by completing the form on the page above.
Additional details and training opportunities for this transition will be shared with those who fill in the form.
ACT Score Reporting is a service whereby ACT | NRCCUA sends a copy of an ACT Score Report to an institution or educational entity at the request of a student who is interested in their institution or educational opportunities. Students may choose to share their scores with up to five organizations at no cost while registering. Additional requests can be made by the student online or by contacting ACT and making an Additional Score Request (ASR).
Score reports will be delivered according to the schedule below. The Cycle Number is something the student will be given when making an Additional Score Request, or when contacting ACT to get the status of their score report.
|Cycle Number||Date Available in Encoura||Day Available in Encoura|
|91900||3/7/2020||Saturday - Delayed and delivered 3/9/20|
In addition to the delivery schedule above, some historical score report data is available in Encoura Data Lab which includes records previously sent to your institution before transitioning to Data Lab. Information on this data is available here.
Electronic student score reporting contains all data from the student record in a 790-byte ASCII file. You may access the current file format and sample file here.
Availability of Student Reports
Score Reports are provided only to the colleges students designate. Most score reports are provided to institutions and other educational organizations about three weeks after the test date. The results for the ACT with writing are reported after both the multiple-choice and essay tests are scored.
Turnaround Time for Test Results
The ACT is administered nationally on seven separate dates each year. Score Reports for students who took the ACT without writing (aka Multiple Choice) are normally reported as early as two weeks after the test date. See the national test dates here.
Score reports for students who took the ACT with writing will be released only after all their scores are available, normally within 5-8 weeks after the test date.
In states and districts that administer the ACT to all students as part of a contracted agreement, test dates will be determined between the state or district and ACT. Scores for these students are normally reported to students 2-8 weeks after testing.
Score Reports may take additional time to process and deliver if:
- answer documents arrive late
- discrepancies in student matching data
- unpaid student fees
Reporting of these records occurs after resolution in the next available Score Report to your organization.
Institutional Code Files
Data files containing high school and college code and address information are available upon request. The 2019-2020 price per file is $150.00. Both files are compressed and available as either space-padded or delimited ASCII formats. To request these files, please follow the instructions on this order form.
High School Code and Address File
This file is provided on CD-ROM or by email and provides the high school code, name, and mailing address for more than 40,000 secondary schools worldwide.
ACT College Code File
This file is provided on CD-ROM or by email and contains the ACT college code, name, address, and US Department of Education (USDE) level for more than 5000 institutions of higher education, arranged in order by ACT College Code.