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. If your institution is not yet receiving scores in Encoura Data Lab, 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/.
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 mentioned above.
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 four organizations at no cost while registering. Additional requests can be made by the student online by logging into myACT.
Score reports are delivered every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday by default. You can also choose to receive scores Daily or Weekly by adjusting your settings in Data Center.
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.
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
- there are discrepancies in student matching data
- there are unpaid student fees
Reporting of these records occurs after resolution in the next available Score Report file to your organization.
Turnaround Time for Additional Score Requests (ASR)
Students can request additional score reports using myACT. These requests are typically fulfilled within two business days, depending on the delivery settings for the institution.
File Format for Score Reports
ACT Score Reports are available in two formats. A comma-delimited file (CSV) is available for easy integration with other systems. In addition, a print-friendly PDF version is available for schools that wish to print or store images. Details on these formats are available here.