ACT - American College Testing

Testing Services at the University of Arkansas offers both the national and residual (institutional) versions of the ACT exam.


ACT - National

Registration: Online registration is available on the ACT website. You may also order an individual register-by-mail packet from ACT. Late registration is possible for an additional fee. Standby testing is also available for those examinees that miss the late registration deadline. You may also register directly on the ACT web site with a major credit card at

Test fees: ACT Fees and Services.

Students with Disabilities: Please contact the Services for Students with Disabilities

Retest Restriction: You may take the national ACT on any test date it is offered. There is no waiting period between national exams.

Identification Requirements: An up-to-date list of acceptable ID is available on the ACT website.

National Test Dates
Date Deadline Late Registration
September 12, 2015 August 7, 2015 August 21, 2015
October 24, 2015 September 18, 2015 October 2, 2015
December 12, 2015 November 6, 2015 November 20, 2015
February 6, 2016 January 8, 2016 January 15, 2016
April 9, 2016 March 4, 2016 March 18, 2016
June 11, 2016 May 6, 2016 May 20, 2016
September 10, 2016 TBD
October 22, 2016 TBD
December 10, 2016 TBD


ACT - Residual (Institutional)

Registration: You must register for the Residual ACT in the Testing Services office located at the corner of Razorback Road and Walton Street. If you are unable to come to our office to register, you may print the registration form and mail it to us at:

Office of Testing Services
1435 W. Walton Street
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701.

We must receive the fee for this exam along with the registration form by the deadline for the date you choose.

Test fees: The fee for this exam is $50.00, Late: $70.00

Retest Restriction: You may take the residual exam only once in a 60-day period; retest scores will be canceled automatically if the 60-day limit is violated. No refund will be made for such cancelled tests. There is no waiting period between national and residual exams.

Test Preparation:

Identification Requirements: An up-to-date list of acceptable ID is available on the ACT website.

Residual Test Dates
Date Deadline Time Location
December 1, 2015 November 2, 2015 8:30 AM TEST 201

Calculator Restriction: You may use any four-function, scientific, or graphing calculator, unless it has features described in the Prohibited Calculators list. Models on the Calculators Permitted with Modification list may be used only if you modify them as indicated.

Calculators with built-in computer algebra systems- Prohibited calculators in this category include:

  • Casio: Algebra fx 2.0, ClassPad 300, and all model numbers that begin with CFX-9970G
  • Texas Instruments: All model numbers that begin with TI-89 or TI-92
  • Hewlett-Packard: hp 48GII and all model numbers that begin with hp 40G or hp 49G

These types of calculators are permitted, but only after they are modified as noted:

  • Calculators with paper tape - Remove the tape.
  • Calculators that make noise - Turn off the sound.
  • Calculators that can communicate wirelessly with other calculators - Completely cover the infrared data port with heavy opaque material, such as such as duct tape include Hewlett-Packard HP-38G series and HP-48G).
  • Calculators that have power cords - Remove all power/electrical cords.

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