To the surprise of many students, they have the right to delete unwanted scores for the ACT in San Ramon.

No matter how we do our best to prepare ourselves for the exam, sometimes we can all have bad days and we do not perform as well as expected. As a result, the scores you receive are below your expectations and you don’t want the colleges to see them. But don’t go crazy over it! It’s not like the ACT is the biggest event in your life that there’s no way to redress it if you don’t do the test well. You can take the ACT again.

But what if you really do get a bad score and you want to undo it? There’s a way. ACT will even provide you help in removing unwanted scores. From the ACT’s point of view, the students own these scores, and it’s up to them whether or not they should remove them permanently from their transcripts. So if you feel you had a bad testing day and you wish to delete your scores for a particular test date, here are the following instructions:

1. Write and submit a written request to ACT that you want to remove unwanted scores for a certain test date. In your request provide your name and home address. Send it to ACT through its office address:

ACT Institutional Services
P.O. Box 168
Iowa City, IA 52243-0168

2. You will need to wait for the ACT mails you a form to fill in, and then mail back the form to them. The ACT will remove the unwanted scores permanently from their files. All scores from the certain test date will be erased for good.

Permanently removing the scores from a certain test date also includes the overall composite scores as well as the scores from the individual sections which are also deleted. It also means that you will never see these scores again, ever. But you won’t get a refund for taking the test on that date. The removal of your scores also makes it impossible for the colleges to see them.

Again, the ACT says that the student owns the scores because the student paid for the test. But it is entirely different when a student has taken the ACT as part of a district or state exam, which is used to evaluate his or her school. Since the student didn’t pay for the state or district test, he or she cannot have those scores deleted.

If you have already used the four free reports sent to colleges after you took the ACT, you cannot do anything with the scores you’ve sent to colleges even if you have the test record deleted. So what you should do is not to send the four free college reportings which come with the ACT registration because they’re submitted just before you actually learn your scores, and this is pretty tricky.

So except for a couple of reasons, you have the right to remove unwanted scores for the ACT in San Ramon if you are unhappy with them.