The Residual ACT fee is $50 and is payable to OSU-Tulsa. This fee may be paid by cash, cashier's check or money order.
Examinees should call to make an appointment for this exam at least 24 hours before the scheduled test date. The Residual ACT is offered the first and third Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m. and lasts approximately 4 hours. Examinees need to arrive at least 10 minutes early to complete registration. Please note: the Residual ACT will not be administered during finals week.
Examinees must present a photo I.D. to be admitted to the test when they arrive at the testing center. Acceptable forms of identification include a driver's license, school I.D., military I.D., or current passport. If an examinee does not have an acceptable I.D. as listed above, a list of alternate forms of acceptable identification is available.
Alternate Forms of Identification for Residual ACT Testing
1. Identification Letter:
2. Notarized Statement with Photo
3. Transcript with Photo
The Residual ACT at OSU is used to help determine eligibility for undergraduate admission. The Residual ACT given at OSU-Tulsa can only be used for OSU. These scores cannot be transferred to another college or university, and there are no additional score reports available.
The exam consists of four multiple choice sections: English (45 minutes), math (60 minutes), reading (35 minutes) and science reasoning (35 minutes).
Test results will be available immediately after completion of the exam. Only the person who took the exam may receive the test results. Testing Services will issue one copy of the score report to the student and will submit a copy to the Office of Admissions at OSU-Stillwater.
ACT permits examinees to use calculators on the mathematics test. However, all problems on the test can be solved without using calculators. Most four-function, scientific and graphing calculators may be used.
The following types of calculators and devices are prohibited:
The Residual ACT may only be taken once per year (Nov. 1-Oct. 31). If an examinee takes the Residual ACT more than once, the retest scores will be cancelled and no refund will be made.
The Real ACT Prep Guide is the official published guide to the ACT. This book includes three practice tests previously used in test administrations. The book includes explanations for all right and wrong answer choices. Additional sample test books are available at the ACT website for more practice.
ACT Online Prep is the only online test preparation program designed by the ACT test developers. ACT Online Prep has practice test questions and a diagnostic test.
Also on the ACT website, examinees can download or print a free booklet, Preparing for the ACT, which contains information about test content, format, and administration procedures as well as a complete practice test. Free sample tests, test tips, and test descriptions are also available.
Examinees can find all of these study aids at www.actstudent.org.
The OSU-Tulsa Testing Center will provide extended time to examinees with a documented disability. The amount of extended time will depend on each individual case. The examinee must first register with Student Disability Services and present documentation of the disability. Once the amount of extended time has been determined, Student Disability Services will contact the examinee to schedule a date to take the exam.