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ACT Residual Testing

ACT Residual Testing is designed for students who have enrolled, have been admitted, or have officially applied to an institution. Residual Test scores are only valid for the university where the test is taken. For example, if a Residual Test is taken at Ouachita Baptist University then the scores are only applicable to Ouachita Baptist University.


In order to schedule an ACT Residual Test, please contact Admissions Counseling at 870-245-5110.

Yes. A fee of $70 is required before taking the exam (Payment must be made in Business Services, Cone Bottoms 140).

Fee for ACT Residual was updated on May 8, 2024.

Test takers will need a current, valid photo ID.

  • 2 No. 2 pencils
  • ACT Approved Calculator
  • $70 Registration Fee

NOTE: Test takers should only bring an ACT approved calculator to be used on math portion of the test. View the Prohibited Calculators list as defined by ACT.

Scores will be available for viewing the same day exam is taken. Information will be given upon completion of test with a specified time and location where test results can be reviewed.

Test takers may take only one ACT Residual in a 60 day period.

If special test accommodations are needed for test takers wanting to take the ACT Residual, they must have previously registered for the ACT National Test and have been approved for special testing accommodations. Test takers may then use their approved ACT National Extended Time/Special Testing Letter to also receive special testing accommodations for the ACT Residual Test. For information detailing reasonable accommodations and the process for application, visit The ACT Test.

If test takers have not previously received special test accommodations through ACT National Testing, then their requests must be submitted to, and approved by, the university’s ADA Coordinator. Please call 870-245-5591 or email jarboed@obu.edu if further information is needed.

According to Ouachita Baptist University’s ACT Residual Testing policy, an ACT National Extended Time/Special Testing Approval Letter or approval by the university’s ADA Coordinator is required before ACT Residual Testing with special accommodations can be given-NO EXCEPTIONS. These requests must be received by the university 1-2 weeks prior to testing.

ACT Residual Testing is given by appointment only during the academic year. Testing during the summer months is given based on availability. Please call Admissions Counseling at 870-245-5110 to make your testing request. All requests for ACT Residual Testing require a three day advance notice.


Testing Day Procedures and Schedule

Test takers are required to meet in the Admissions Office, located in Cone Bottoms 100, at 8 a.m. They will then be directed to Business Services, Cone Bottoms 140, to pay the $70 ACT Residual registration fee. Once payment is made, test takers will be directed to the Academic Success Center located in Lile Hall 122 where the test will be administered beginning promptly at 8:30 a.m. Upon completion, test takers will be dismissed for lunch. Test will conclude between 11:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. (provided that special accommodations are not needed). Test takers may return to the Registrar’s Office, Cone Bottoms 210, between 1:30 and 2 p.m. to receive their test scores.

8 a.m. Report Admissions Office (Cone Bottoms 100)
8:30 a.m. Report Academic Success Center (Lile Hall 122)
12 p.m. Lunch
1:30-2 p.m. Report Registrar’s Office (Cone Bottoms 210)

For additional questions relating to scheduling the ACT Residual Test, please contact Admissions Counseling at 870-245-5110.

If you have questions about the ACT Residual Testing Center, please contact the Academic Success Center at 870-245-5381.


act national testing

The ACT college readiness assessment test is "a curriculum- and standards-based educational and career planning tool that assesses students' academic readiness for college."

The ACT motivates students to perform to their best ability. Test scores reflect what students have learned throughout high school and provide colleges and universities with excellent information for recruiting, advising, placement, and retention.

Information retrieved from ACT's National Website.

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