Counseling and Testing Services Residual ACT

General Information

Taking the Residual ACT will provide you with an ACT score that will only be used by JSU for your admission to our university.

Test questions measure your knowledge in several subject areas - English, mathematics, reading, and science.

Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. The cost of the test is $65.00, paid at time of registration. Register by phone with a credit card or pay in person. No stand-by registration. Registration closes at 4:00 p.m. the day before the test if there are seats still available. Examinees should bring No. 2 lead pencils, photo ID (ex., driver's license), and a calculator approved by ACT. Contact Counseling and Testing Services at (256) 782-5475.

You can prepare for the ACT by visiting

Special Notes

  • Protective face masks are required to wear during check in and testing 
  • The 6-foot social distancing will be observed during check-in and testing 
  • ACT will allow for accommodations for the Residual ACT without contacting ACT. You must contact JSU's Disability Support Services and provide proper documentation of the disability at least 2 weeks before testing. Documentation must be approved by JSU's Disability Support Services, (256) 782-8381.
  • JSU Testing Services will mail scores as soon as they become available. Scores are available usually within 3 weeks. 
  • Residual testing is not accepted for NCAA initial eligibility.
  • If you have taken the Residual ACT and want to take it again, you must wait 60 days. If the 60-day time limit is violated, the retest scores will be canceled automatically. No refund will be made for such canceled scores.
  • You may reschedule your test date once. If you do not take the Residual ACT on the rescheduled date, you will forfeit your registration fee. Registration fee is good for the testing year (September 1 thru November 30). No refunds will be given. You must call to reschedule. You will not automatically be added to the next roster. 

Important Test Day Information

  • You must bring photo identification, No. 2 pencils, and a calculator.
  • No Cell Phones or other electronic devices (including Smart Watches) are allowed in the testing room. No Hooded Shirts/pockets.  If one of these are discovered during testing, you will be dismissed.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time. Once testing has started you cannot be admitted.

Residual ACT

Summer Dates -

AUGUST 6th - 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Arrive with:
Protective Mask, Valid Drivers License, ACT approved Calculator and #2 Sharpened Pencils

JSU Main Campus
Brewer Hall -B100 (basement level) 
885 Pelham Rd. North  
Jacksonville, AL  36265
*Please remain in hall until called into classroom
*Please respect the social distancing while waiting.

Call (256) 782-5475 to Register/Reserve Your Seat by Phone with Credit/Debit Card

National ACT Test Dates

June 13, 2020 
July 18, 2020 
Sept. - TBA
Oct. - TBA
Dec. - TBA

8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT

Testing Location

School of Business and Industry Complex (SBIC)
115 College Street
Jacksonville, AL  36265 

Parking in Front of Building
Additional Parking Behind Building

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