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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 $50.00 paid at time of registration. (This Fee will increase to $60.00 starting September 1, 2016) There is 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. To register for the Residual ACT,you must go to the JSU admissions office website, complete an application for admission. Once you have received your student ID number by mail contact Counseling Services at (256) 782-5475.

You can prepare for the ACT by visiting

Special Notes

  • 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.
  • JSU Testing Services will no longer provide unofficial test scores to examinees after testing. Scores will be mailed to examinees directly from ACT. 
  • Residual testing is not accepted for NCAA initial eligibility.
  • If a student has taken the ACT Assessment through Residual (on-campus) or any other non-national testing (e.g., DANTES, Project, or Special), the retest should be taken on a national test date. If this is not possible, a second non-national testing may be taken but only after a minimum of 60 days has elapsed since the first testing. 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. Cancellations must be made at least 24hrs before testing date. Cancellations made less than 24hrs may be charged a $20 cancellation fee.

You MUST bring photo identification, No. 2 pencils, and a calculator.

No Cell Phones, Pagers, or Alarm devices (including watches of any kind) are allowed in the testing room. If one of these devices is discovered during testing, you will be dismissed.

Please, arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time. Once testing has started you cannot be admitted.

Examinees should park across the street in the parking lot in front of Brewer Hall.  JSU Police Department will allow parking from 12:00-4:30 on testing dates. Any examinees parking before the above time must obtain a visitor's parking decal from the Visitor's Center at the intersection of Hwy 21 and Hwy 204 or from Sall's Hall (University Police Department).

ACT Test Dates







Brewer Hall/Room B100 CLOSED
5/12/2017 12:30pm-4:30pm

Brewer Hall/Room B100

6/30/2017 12:30pm-4:30pm Brewer Hall/Room B100
7/21/2017 12:30pm-4:30pm Brewer Hall/Room B100


8/25/2017 (JSU Nursing & Respiratory Therapist Students) 12:30pm-4:30pm Brewer Hall/Room B100 Application Deadline for Nursing October 1, 2017

Chart Key / 
     All times are Central Standard Time.
*= These rooms are not accessible for individuals that have a disability in the area of ambulation and locomotion. Please, contact Disability Support Services at 256-782-8380 to arrange accommodations.
**=More seats are available for testing than other dates. Remember, all seating is limited and pre-registration is required.

BH=Brewer Hall 
MAH=Martin Hall
MB=Merrill Building
TMB=Theron Montgomery Building
Roundhouse=Anders Hall

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