Residual ACT

Exam Fees



Scores will be ready two business days after exam completion.  All score reports will be mailed unless examinee requests to pick up the scores.  In this case only the examinee can pick up scores with a valid ID.  The score is only valid for the following semester proceeding your exam.

What Kind of Calculators are Allowed?

You may use any four-function, scientific, or graphing calculator, unless it has features described in the Prohibited Calculators list.

Prohibited Calculators:
  • Calculators with built-in algebra systems
  • Texas Instruments:
    • All model numbers that begin with TI-89 or TI-92 and the TI-Nspire CAS
    • Note: The TI-Nspire (non-CAS) is permitted.
  • Hewlett Packard:
    • HP 48GII and all model numbers that begin with HP40G, HP 49G, or HP 50G
  • Casio:
    • Algebra fx 2.0, ClassPad 300, and all model numbers that begin with CFX-9970G
  • Handheld, tablet, or laptop computers, including PDAs
  • Electronic writing pads or pen-input devices- Note: The Sharp EL 9600 is permitted.
  • Calculators built into cell phones or any other electronic communication devices
  • Calculators with a typewrite keypad (letter keys in QWERTY format) - Note: Letter keys not in QWERTY format are permitted.

Testing Schedule

Dates for Residual ACT
Testing Dates Reporting Time  Day
December 10, 2018 8:00 AM Monday
December 17, 2018 8:00 AM Monday

What to Bring on Test Day

You will need a valid (non-expired) photo ID. Download the full list of acceptable ID's here. 


  • Driver's license
  • State ID
  • Passport
  • School ID
  • Military ID with photo and signature
  • Sealed Letter from School Counselor or Principal on School Letterhead

You will need #2 pencils. You may not use a mechanical pencil, or ink pen.

You may bring an approved calculator. Download the list of approved calculators here.

When Can I Retake the Residual ACT?

You may only take ONE Residual ACT in a 60 day period.  Any retakes will be subject to score cancellation and no refund will be given.

Test Preparation Resources

Visit the following website for test prep materials:

Testing Accommodations

To request accommodations for the Residual ACT because of a disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act of 1990 including the amendments of 2008, you must:

Make and appointment with the Director of Services for the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at least 2 weeks prior to to the test date to submit a copy of the accommodation request along with documentation of the disability to 409-880-8347 or  Please see the documentation guidelines at  The DRC Director will review the document to determine if there are appropriate testing accommodations to be assigned based on how one's testing abilities are affected as indicated in the submitted document.  The Department of Career and Testing Services and the person requesting accommodations will be notified of any assigned testing accommodations prior to the test date.  No accommodations will be granted without documentation of disability being on file with the office of DRC.

Possible testing accommodations that must be requested at least four weeks prior to the test date are:

  • Extended Time (Time and One-Half or Double Time)
  • Distraction Reduced Environment
  • Sign Language Interpreter during testing instructions for individuals who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Reader
  • Braille
  • Auto Compact Disk
  • Accessibility Preferences: Choice of Font Size/Color
  • Paper Based version
  • Scribe
  • Large Print

In Addition, the following assistive technology software is available:

  • Read & Write Gold
  • Majic
  • JAWS
  • Natural Reader

If you need further information, please contact the Director of Services for the Disability Resource Center at 409-880-8347,, or visit the Communication Building, Room 105