1. Education
Allen Grove

ACT Scores from the February 8th Exam Now Available!

By February 24, 2014

Follow me on:

For those of you who took the ACT on February 8th, scores should now be available on the ACT website. If you took the ACT Plus Writing, you can expect the score on the writing section to appear about two weeks later. (Each essay gets evaluated by two trained readers, so essay scoring is a much more time-intensive process than the multiple choice section.)

If you find that you are unhappy with your scores, don't panic. There are now about 850 test-optional colleges, and even at schools that require the SAT or ACT, the exam is just one part of the application. Most selective colleges have holistic admissions, so the admissions folks will also be looking for a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities, demonstration of your interest, and good letters of recommendation. Most important of all is a strong academic record.

If you're wondering what your ACT numbers mean, read this overview of ACT scores. To see how your scores measure up to the middle 50% of matriculated students at different colleges, check out these comparison charts:


April 16, 2012 at 7:28 pm
(1) John Williams says:

Good luck with your scores everybody, improve them by getting some good books. This article helped me out, ACT Books

May 13, 2012 at 8:58 pm
(2) Mom says:

My son’s scores haven’t been posted or received in the mail. All his other friends received theirs on April 30th.

May 17, 2012 at 1:32 pm
(3) Mom2 says:

Same here, still waiting. They know kids need these scores. Why is it taking so long? He took it April 14 Plus Writing and all the websites say 2 weeks after April 30. Today is May 17! They need to worry up.

December 27, 2012 at 10:57 am
(4) Perry says:

My online status still shows up ‘Registed’ I am waiting for my ACT scores and I took the exam on 8, Dec 2012. What should I do?

January 2, 2013 at 1:16 pm
(5) Robert says:

I took it on Dec 8th also. I still don’t have my scores and it still says registered! I called and they said it just takes awhile and they post them on Wednesdays and Fridays.

May 24, 2013 at 3:24 pm
(6) isaias says:

I took my test on april 23, when does my score come out?

June 23, 2013 at 5:25 pm
(7) Pat O'Brien says:

Can anyone tell me why only composite, reading and math scores are listed for colleges and not the science score? Thanks

Leave a Comment

Line and paragraph breaks are automatic. Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title="">, <b>, <i>, <strike>

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.