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Residual ACT


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.

Required Identification

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:

  • On original, official school letterhead. Stamped with the school seal; AND
  • Signed in ink by a school counselor or other school official; AND
  • Signed by the examinee in ink in the presence of the school official; AND
  • Examinee’s name and a full description including age, gender, height, weight, race, hair and eye color; OR
  • Attached, recent (within two years), recognizable photograph with a school seal or the school official’s ink signature across a portion of the photo.

2. Notarized Statement with Photo

  • Sworn statement by a notary public identifying the examinee by name; AND
  • Attached, recent (within two years), recognizable photograph with the notary seal or stamp across a portion of the photo; AND
  • Signed by the examinee, in ink, in the presence of the notary public.

3. Transcript with Photo

  • Signed in ink by a school counselor or school official; AND
  • Attached, recent (within two years), recognizable photograph with the school official’s signature or school seal across a portion of the photo; AND
  • Signed by the examinee, in ink, in the presence of the school official.


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).

Scoring Information

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.

Policies and Procedures

  • Examinees must have applied for admission or be an enrolled student at OSU before taking the Residual ACT test.
  • No examinee will be admitted in the testing area after exam administration has begun.
  • Examinees must present acceptable identification to be admitted to the testing area.
  • Examinees should bring a permitted calculator. Calculator regulations are below. The Testing Center will not loan calculators or provide batteries, and examinees are not allowed to share calculators.
  • The following items are not permitted in the testing room: books, dictionaries, notes, scratch paper (other than scratch paper provided by the Testing Center), highlighters, colored pens or pencils, correction fluid, electronic devices (other than permitted calculator), reading material, food or drink and tobacco.
  • Examinees who finish a section early will not be allowed to work on the next section or go back to a previous section.
  • No talking or communication with other examinees is allowed.
  • Examinees are not permitted to access electronic devices (including cell phones) at any time during the test or during break.

Use of Calculators

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:

  • Calculators with built-in computer algebra systems:
    • Casio: Algebra fx 2.0, ClassPad 300, ClassPad 330 and all model numbers that begin with CFX-9970G
    • Texas Instruments: All models that begin with TI-89 or TI-92 and the TI-Nspire CAS
    • Hewlett-Packard: HP 48GII and all model numbers that begin with HP 40G, HP 49G or HP 50G
  • Calculators with a typewriter keypad (keys in QWERTY format)
  • Calculators built into cellular phone or other electronic communication devices
  • Electronic writing pads or pen-input devices
  • Handheld or laptop computers
  • Pocket organizers

Retest Policy

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.

Study Guides

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.

Testing for Students with Disabilities

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.

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