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ACT Residual

what's newEffective November 2019, testing candidates are no longer permitted to write in the test booklet. If you have questions or concerns, please call our office 480-965-7146.


We offer both the ACT National and the ACT ResidualACT Residual testing at ASU is used to help determine eligibility for undergraduate admission as well as admission to the W.P. Carey School of Business. Unlike the ACT National test, ACT Residual test scores are valid only at ASU. Registration is limited to prospective students actively applying to ASU or admitted ASU students. NOTE: The ACT Residual exam may NOT be used by high school students to satisfy their AIMS test requirement.  These scores are ONLY valid at ASU and cannot be used for any other purpose than admission to ASU. 


Special Accommodations

To receive disability accommodations you must be registered with the ASU Disability Resource Center and be approved for special accommodations. Please do not register for a group testing time. Individual testing arrangements must be made with the Program Coordinator (uts@asu.edu or phone: (480) -965-7146).


The ACT Residual registration fee is $85.00.  Please note: registration fees are non-refundable.



The exam consists of four multiple-choice sections: English, Math, Reading, and Science Reasoning. The total appointment time is four hours.

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Please note: All registration fees are non-refundable.


Transfer of a test fee to another test date can be made under the following conditions:

  1. Space is available on the requested test date.
  2. All transfers must be made ON or BEFORE your originally scheduled exam date.  After the originally scheduled exam date the full registration fee will be required in order to test.
  3. To transfer the test date, call or come in to the testing services office and pay a $15.00 transfer fee with a credit card.


You must wait 60 days since your last ACT Residual test before you can retake the exam.


Exam entrance requires an original, valid, photo ID. YOU MUST CHECK IN AT LEAST 30 MINUTES BEFORE TEST TIME TO BE ADMITTED. No one will be admitted to the testing room once test booklets are distributed. No cell phones are allowed.


Test scores should be available for pickup in our office one day after the test date. Test scores are valid at ASU only and no additional score reports will be generated. Scores are also available 5-7 business days post your exam date on My ASU (My Classes > Transcripts & Test  Scores).


Parking is available for the time you are visiting University Testing and Scanning Services. You must arrive 30 minutes early to sign in prior to the scheduled test time. Late arrivals may not be seated.

Lot 55 - University Center [UCNTRB] parking fees are $2/hr or $10/day.  Please pre-pay for your parking before coming to the Testing & Scanning Services Office.  The parking machine, operated by Parking and Transit Services, accepts credit or debit cards. You can also pay by using the Park Mobile app. Cash is not accepted. Please remember your license plate number, as it will be required to make your payment. The Park Mobile parking zone is #60112.  When considering your parking payment for your exam please consider your check in and check out time for the exam, as well as the length of the exam. 
When considering your parking payment, please allow for 4 hours including checking in and out.


Most four-function, scientific and graphing calculators may be used on the Mathematics test. You may go to www.actstudent.org/faq/calculator.html or call 1-800-498-6481 (for a prerecorded message) to find out if your calculator is acceptable.