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. You must have an application on file to be able to take the RACT with JSU.  

Test questions measure your knowledge in several subject areas - English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science.

Testing will now be given by appointment only on an as needed basis. The cost of the test is $65.00, paid at time of registration. Register by phone with a credit card or pay in person. 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  
  • 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.
  • 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

Arrive with:

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

JSU Main Campus
140 Daugette Hall
Jacksonville, AL  36265

To Register:

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

National ACT Test Dates

FEB. 6th
APRIL 17th
JUNE 12th
JULY 17th

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

Testing Location

College of Business and Industry Complex
115 College Street
Jacksonville, AL  36265 

Parking in Front of Building
Additional Parking Behind Building

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