How to Find Old ACT Scores

Find your old ACT test scores
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Let's say you graduated from high school, had a great job lined up, and jumped right into the workforce. After a few years without raises, though, a bachelor's degree began to sound good. As part of the admissions package, you'll probably need your old ACT scores. Here's how to find them:

Step 1: Remember which college admissions test you took

If it’s been awhile since you took your college admissions exam, you may not recall whether you took the ACT or SAT in high school. Here’s a hint: Your composite ACT score will be a two-digit number between 1 and 36. Your SAT score will be a three- or four-digit score.

Remember that the ACT test has changed quite a bit in over the years, so the score you received would be scaled a bit differently now and the questions would have changed significantly.

If you took the ACT, keep reading. If it was the SAT, keep looking.

Step 2: Request your scores

There are three ways you can request your scores:

  • Online: Find your ACT online account. There you'll see a list of all the times you took the ACT and can select which old scores you'd like to see or have sent to a college or university. You can find old ACT test scores from October 1966 until the present. If you don’t know your password or other online account details, you can email the ACT help desk or call 319-337-1270 for assistance. 
  • By phone: Order by phone at 319-337-1270.
  • By mail: Send a letter of request to ACT Student Services: Score Reports, P.O. Box 451, Iowa City, IA 52243-0451, and include all the following information: 
    • Your full name.
    • Your full name at the time you registered or took the test, if it’s different.
    • Your current mailing address.
    • Your address at the time you registered or took the test, if it’s different.
    • The ACT ID from your score report. Call if you don’t have this.
    • Your date of birth.
    • Your phone number.
    • The test date (month and year) for which you want scores reported.
    • The location of the testing facility for the scores that you want if you took the test more than once in the same month. 
    • The codes and names (with city and state) for the colleges and scholarship agencies to which you want ACT to report your scores. These are available on your ACT student account.
    • Your signature.
    • The type of report (regular or priority) you wish sent.
    • A check or money order for the total fee.

    Step 3: Pay the Fee

    • Regular report: In April 2018, the rate for a regular ACT score report with a test date after Sept. 1, 2015, was $13 per test date per report. For ACT scores before that date, the price was $37 per test date per report. A regular report will be delivered in about two weeks. Call to confirm the current fee.
    • Priority report:  A priority report will be delivered in three to four days. The price is $16.50 per test date per report for tests after Sept. 1, 2015, and $40.50 per test date per report for tests taken before that date. 
    • These fees are effective through Aug. 31, 2018. For current information, call or see the ACT fees webpage. 

    Additional Tips for Finding Your Old ACT Scores

    Gather as much information as you can before you contact ACT for your scores. The list provided for mailing your request is a good place to start.

    If you're mailing your request, be sure to write legibly or type it. If ACT can’t read your request, it will be delayed. 

    Remember that since your scores are older, the test has changed. The ACT test score reporting service will send a letter stating that fact to the institutions in which you're interested.