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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. 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 some accommodations for the Residual ACT without contacting ACT, but it is recommended that students contact ACT for Request for ACT Assessment Special Testing at 319/337-1332. For the Residual ACT proper documentation of the disability must be presented at least 2 weeks before testing. Documentation must be approved by JSU's Disability Support Services.
  • Unofficial Scores for the Residual ACT will be available the next business day at 1:00 p.m. unless there are unforeseen technical difficulties. Students may come by in person with a photo id to obtain a copy of their scores or can complete the mailing request the day of the test. No one but the student can receive the score report and no one will receive their score report over the phone or by other electronic means.
  • 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/rm 331




Brewer Hall/rm 331 
07/15/2016 12:30pm-4:30pm

Brewer Hall/rm 331

08/19/2016 12:30pm-4:30pm Brewer Hall/rm 331 
05/20/2016 (Current Nursing Students ONLY) 8:30am-12:30pm Brewer Hall/rm 331 Closed 

08/12/2016 (Current Nursing Students ONLY)

8:30am-12:30pm Brewer Hall/rm 331         

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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