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

  • 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


Testing Location - TBA
JSU main campus 
Jacksonville, AL  36265 

To Register:

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

National ACT Test Dates

December 14, 2019
February 8, 2020
April 4, 2020
June 13, 2020 
July 18, 2020 

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

Testing Location

JSU Main Campus 
125 Bennett Blvd., NE  
Jacksonville, AL 36265

(Corner of AL HWY 21 and AL HWY 204)

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