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When do ACT Scores come out? [Dates Updated for 2024]

Written by Shifa Ali

Updated on: 12 Jul 2024

ACT scores take at least 14 days to be released. Let’s just face it, taking the ACT is a big deal. Prepping for the ACT exam for months, giving your best in the exam, and at the end, just constantly checking your MyACT account for the scores. Isn’t it annoying?

If you are a high school student who just took the ACT exam and is anxiously waiting for your ACT scores, then this blog is for you.

In this blog, we’ll inform you about the timeframes to receive the ACT scores, so that you know when to expect the scores and plan for your colleges accordingly.

No more constantly checking and no more anxiety, this blog will provide you with clear information to help you plan your college application strategy. It aims to answer everything related to “When do ACT scores come out?”. So, read on!

How long should students wait for ACT scores?

Typically, ACT scores are released after 2 to 8 weeks of the exam date. Scores for multiple-choice questions are available after two weeks of the exam date. However, sometimes it takes up to 8 weeks to release the scores.

Scores for the writing section are available two weeks after the scores of multiple-choice questions.

This is because essays written for the writing section are tested and scored by two trained readers. Each reader gives the essay a rating between 1 (lowest) and 6 (highest).

It is important for students to constantly check their MyACT account and ACT’s official website for updates regarding score release.

ACT Score Release Dates

ACT Inc. is committed to providing you with the ACT scores as soon as possible. Yet, it can’t specify a particular date for the ACT scores to be released.

ACT Test DateExpected Timeframe (Time When Students Receive ACT scores)
February 10, 2024February 20, 2024 to April 5, 2024
April 13, 2024April 23, 2023 to June 7, 2024
June 8, 2024June 18, 2024 to August 2, 2024
July 13, 2024July 23, 2024 to September 6, 2024
September 14, 2024September 24, 2024 to November 8, 2024
October 26, 2024November 5, 2024 to December 20, 2024
December 14, 2024December 24, 2024 to February 7, 2025
February 8, 2025February 18, 2025 to April 4, 2025
April 5, 2025April 15, 2025 to May 30, 2025
June 14, 2025June 24, 2025 to August 8, 2025
July 12, 2025July 22, 2025 to September 5, 2025

ACT test dates & score release timeframe

While registering for the ACT exam, you get to select the colleges (or your high school) where you want your ACT scores to be delivered automatically, once they are generated. 

Let’s have a look at different types of ACT score reports and what they signify:

Type of ReportWhere the Report gets DeliveredWhen the Report gets DeliveredWhat does the Report Include/ Signify
Student ReportMyACT accountAfter 2 to 8 weeks of the test dateACT scores and information about college and career planning
High School ReportAt your high school, through online reportingAfter 2 to 8 weeks of the test dateACT scores and information about college and career planning
College ReportEvery college for which you entered the college code and paid while registeringVaries based on the collegeEverything on Student and High School Report, along with the grades you scored in high school courses.
It might also include the prediction of your performance in college courses.

Information about different types of ACT score reports

How to check my ACT score?

Students can check their ACT scores on MyACT. Once your ACT scores are available, they get posted online, and you can check them using your MyACT account.

It is easy to check scores on MyACT as it is mobile-accessible and user-friendly. There is no option of getting your ACT score by phone call, email, fax, or chat.

You need to log into your MyACT account using the credentials that you used while registering for the exam.

Once you successfully log into your account, click on “Your Test Dates and Scores” and then click on “View Scores.” Now, you will be able to check your ACT scores.

How can I send my ACT score to colleges?

To send your ACT scores to colleges, there are two ways:

  1. Selecting the colleges while registering for the ACT exam

While registering for the ACT exam, you get the option to select the colleges to which you want to send your ACT scores.

You can select up to 6 colleges to automatically receive your ACT score, out of which the first 4 are free. This means you don’t need to pay to send the score for the first 4 colleges.

You can also learn more about the exact procedure of registering for the ACT exam.

  1. Sending your score reports on your own

You can send your score reports to individual colleges on your own. For every score report, you need to pay $18.50, unless you are qualified for an ACT fee waiver.


The ACT Writing Test: The ACT. (n.d.). Retrieved from June 14, 2024, from https://www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/TheACTWritingTest.pdf

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