ACT Residual Testing

ACT Residual Testing


ACT residual testing is only available to enrolled, admitted or applicant students who did not take the ACT on a regularly scheduled national test date.


Results of residual testing are only made available to Central Alabama Community College.  No student or high school reports are generated, and no additional score reports may be requested to report scores to any other college.


ACT residual testing consists of four parts: English Test (45 minutes), Mathematics Test (60 minutes), Reading Test (35 minutes) and Science Test (35 minutes).  Candidates must make an overall composite score of 18 or higher.




  • Residual Testing is not a practice test.
  • Residual Testing is not for use with younger students.
  • A minimum of 60 days must elapse before another Residual Test may be taken.  Scores achieved before the minimum elapsed time will be cancelled without refund.
  • ACT restricts the number of times a student may take the ACT to 12 times total.  Residual Testing does count toward that maximum.  Scores that exceed the maximum will be canceled without refund.


To Take the ACT Residual Test


  • Basic Testing fee of $50.00.  Pay your fee to the cashier’s office on either the Alexander City or Childersburg campus by the scheduled day of testing.
  • Bring receipt to the Testing Center on the scheduled day of exam.
  • You must bring identification displaying a current photo such as a driver’s license or student ID on the day of the exam.
  • Mechanical pencils will not be allowed in the testing room.  Pencils can be provided by the testing center staff.
  • This is a paper-based exam.




Candidates must fill out form on the link below for a scheduled test date.


Register for ACT Residual Testing