Importance of ACT Scoring:

A good score in ACT test opens more opportunities for you to gain admission into a good college. These days colleges pay much more attention towards your ACT scores than ever before. Today more and more colleges are emphasizing on good scores.
  In order to compete for college admission, your marks play a very important role. By taking your scores into consideration, the college admission authorities are able to rank you and then give admission accordingly. This means that a higher rank is generally preferred while giving admission to a student.
Earlier the colleges used to award scholarships to only athletic admissions or to those who were in need of  financial help. Now, there has been observed a tremendous change in trend and monetary scholarships are also being offered to students with higher scores.
Not only do the college authorities pay importance to these marks, but some employers also demand that you should have a considerably high score in this test  if you want to apply for a job, as it is considered to be a window of external reality. As the colleges usually offer limited seats every year,  if you don't want to let go of the chance of getting the admission, it is important that you perform well in ACT.

How can I View the Scoring of the ACT

You can view the scores, but for that you will have to register yourself for the student web account. If you have a web account, you will be able to register online for the  scores and operate a larger variety of ACT services which include in them the scoring aspect as well.
You can open your web account if you want to view your marks once you have appeared for the ACT test. If you are unable to view the scores of  the test on the first date, then you can check back the scores a week later. The marks of the test are generally processed and included every Wednesday and Friday. Usually the scores can be viewed after 8 weeks of the test date.
You can order the marks through post. Because of security reasons, your scoring details will not be released on telephone, email or fax. Once you have viewed your result on your web account, it might take at least one week for the score report to be processed and delivered. Your scores will be delivered to only those colleges and agencies which have been selected by you.

Reasons for Delay in Reporting of ACT Test Scoring:

There are several reasons because of which the score report may be delayed. If the answer sheets from the test center in which you appeared for the test arrives late then the reports can be delayed.
Sometimes, the information that you have given on the answer sheet at the time of testing may not match with the information specified on your admission ticket. In such a case your test scores will not be reported until all the information (name, date of birth etc) given on the answer sheet and admission ticket match with each other. This is the common cause of delay in reporting of scores as normally 8 to 10 % of the candidates provide incorrect details.
The delay in reporting of results can be caused if information that you provide in the test form or answer sheet is incomplete or incorrect. Therefore, in order to get the results in time you must provide accurate and complete information and thus avoid delays.
Sometimes your test score report can get delayed if some amount of your registration fee is pending or because you didn't report on proper time at the test center that was allotted to you. Your score report for ACT test can also get delayed if your registration folder as well as the answer sheet have not been matched and processed by the computer.

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