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Service Status History

DateTimePing Time DateTimePing Time
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00:340.62 ms. 
02:591.14 ms.
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11:060.95 ms.
01:500.57 ms. 
04:151.21 ms. 

* Times displayed are PT, Pacific Time (UTC/GMT 0)  |  Current server time is 16:36

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Browser Related Problems

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Check our help page for step-by-step instructions on how to change your DNS.

Having Problems with Accessing
Hunter Koss · 30 May 2016 - 18:47
· · Chrome 49.0 on Mac

I am able to get on the Act website but whenever I attempt to login it redirects me to a page saying "The system has encountered an error when servicing the request. If the error persists, please contact the system administrator." Not sure if its an issue on just my end or what but regardless its quite annoying.

Jason Collins · 24 April 2016 - 13:23
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

site down just now ? try this fantastic site while you wait ..

Tanya Giles · 20 March 2016 - 02:37
· · Safari 8.0.8 on Mac

The system won'y go to the registration page

Tanya Giles · 20 March 2016 - 02:35
· · Safari 9.0 on iPhone

The registration page won't load.

Andrew Eagle · 20 March 2016 - 00:39
· · Firefox 44.0 on Mac

Won't load the registration page or allow searching for test centers

Devon Etzrodt · 20 March 2016 - 00:20
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

i cannot get the login page to load????

Keisha Jade LaFosse · 21 February 2016 - 02:59
· · Safari 9.0 on iPhone

Can not log in to view scores please fix ASAP

Andrea Cadwell Lynes · 17 December 2015 - 21:20
· · Safari 9.0.2 on Mac

Cannot log in - was trying to help a student do the same. Tried clearing cache, different browser, even a faster network. Received a "System Temporarily Unavailable" message

Jana Terrasi · 17 December 2015 - 20:13
· · Chrome 47.0 on Mac

Site is up. Login is down. Multiple computers, multiple sites.

Victoria Allums · 3 December 2015 - 21:13
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

The site is supposedly "running" but can't sign in, chat is off, and phone line is constantly busy. have been trying now for two weeks. what is going on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jack Zeng · 30 November 2015 - 02:56
· · Chrome 46.0 on Mac

This credit card problem has been going on for hours, and no sign of improvement. Hope the site has been made aware of, and is working on a fix soon.

Piper Tompkins · 29 November 2015 - 23:55
· · Safari 8.0.2 on Mac

Trying to send score and site gives this error message "Sorry, your transaction cannot be completed at this time. Please try again later."

Suchitra Ram · 29 November 2015 - 21:38
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

While site is "up" its certificate gives an error and browser does not allow connection. Very bad time to be down - many colleges have Dec 1 deadline!

Christina Sziladi Holloway · 22 November 2015 - 21:42
· · Safari 6.1.6 on Mac

I cant believe the site has been down since last night and it is major crunch time for applications. Unbelieveable that they dont have tech support at such a critical time. Will miss deadlines because of this issue or be forced to not visit family over thanksgiving finishing applicaions.... sooooo angry!!!!!!

Jonathan Meyers · 22 November 2015 - 20:10
· · Chrome 46.0 on Mac

Bad day to do site maintenance, middle of college application season. Let hope this is resolved soon.

John Scott · 22 November 2015 - 19:17
· · Safari 9.0 on iPad

The website says the system is temporarily unavailable, and has for at least the past 18 hours.

Aleatha Hoff · 22 November 2015 - 14:48
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

The ACT system has been temporarily unavailable for the last 24 hours.

Twinkle Brown · 10 November 2015 - 19:33
· · Safari 8.0.7 on Mac

Down all day - wth?!

Karen Presnal Yount · 10 November 2015 - 18:20
· · Chrome 46.0 on Mac

Down, crashed. Have tried all day to access. Do they not anticipate this???

Theresa Hotze · 10 November 2015 - 18:16
· · Chrome 46.0 on Mac


Rikki Rivers Templet · 10 November 2015 - 16:53
· · Safari 7.0 on iPhone

Can't access the scores.

Gena Mutone Jacobson · 10 November 2015 - 16:44
· · Safari 8.0.2 on Mac

Today is the day that they will first be posting the scores from the October 24th testing.......the site is most likely crashing due to the influx of everyone logging in to check.

Suzi Jean · 10 November 2015 - 16:30
· · Firefox 42.0 on Windows will not allow students to sign in with error message temporarily unavailable

Joel Kluender · 10 November 2015 - 16:04
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows will not allow my daughter to log on. It consistently times out and now gives an error message that the system is temporarily unavailable.

Allison Mahlstedt · 10 November 2015 - 16:02
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows


Jessica Charmaine Foreman · 10 November 2015 - 15:47
· · Firefox 38.0 on Windows

I am unable to log in to view the scores. The page times out and I have to start over from the home page.

Julie Rolloff Schwab · 10 November 2015 - 15:40
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows may be "up and running", but my son cannot log in to his student account. perhaps too many people are attempting to check scores.

Lisa Carskaden · 10 November 2015 - 15:33
· · Chrome 46.0 on Mac

Unable to sign in with Chrome or Safari.

Michelle Burchfield · 10 November 2015 - 15:28
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

can't sign in on chrome or IE

Meggi Griessel · 10 November 2015 - 15:26
· · Safari 6.2.8 on Mac

Unable to sign in. Tried Firefox, Chrome, Safari

Terri Alexander Mahoney · 12 October 2015 - 07:04
· · Chrome 45.0 on Mac

I've been unable to log on for the past 3 days. Tried both Chrome and safari

Jan Marie Walker · 5 October 2015 - 15:45
· · Chrome 45.0 on Windows

Getting a log in error. Says Java "illegal state exception"...

Susan Williams · 4 October 2015 - 22:04
· · Chrome 45.0 on Windows

Login page is broken. Java error.

Alec Alldritt · 30 August 2015 - 03:32
· · Safari 8.0.3 on Mac

This website sucks for sending scores. Not to mention signing in over and over again is a pain.

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