ACT and then the SAT’s College Board recently announced that they will offer free test score reports to low-income students taking the tests beginning in September 2018. Students must register for the tests using a fee waiver. Here are some key detail:
- ACT: up to 20 free score reports for each test the student takes with a fee waiver; score reports will not expire.
- SAT or SAT Subject Tests: unlimited free score reports; first-time, domestic college applicants who take the SAT with a fee waiver or meet income-eligibility criteria will also be eligible for unlimited CSS Profile applications.
EDWeek reported shortly after the announcement that the ACT free score reports program does come with a notable restriction: Students who take the test during the school day will not be eligible for the free reports since they are already taking the test for free. In contrast, the College Board’s free report program is open to any income-eligible students taking the SAT.