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The ACT Residual is a standardized test used to measure student readiness for entry-level college placement. All first time entering students admitted to Rogers State University are required to have ACT scores (Residual or National). ACT Residual test scores are valid only at the college administering the test.

Sign Up to Take ACT:

Payment: Testing fee is $40.00 (pay in Bursar’s office or Pryor Campus). A copy of payment receipt must be presented upon check-in on the day of the exam

Test Time & Location: Testing Center, Markham Hall, Room 223. Examinees must arrive by 8:15 am. Late arrivals will not be admitted and should expect to reschedule for the next available test date.

Test Dates: Location is Claremore unless otherwise noted.

2020:

  • January: 3, 7 (Pryor), 9 (Bartlesville), 10, 14
  • February: 11
  • March: 10
  • April: 14, 21, 23
  • May: 14, 19 (Bartlesville), 21
  • June: 2, 9 (Bartlesville), 16 (Pryor), 23
  • July: 7, July 14 (Pryor), 21 (Bartlesville), 28
  • August: 4, Aug 6 (Bartlesville), 11 (Pryor), 13, 14
  • September: 15
  • October: None
  • November: 17
  • December 15, 17

FAQs

What is the ACT Residual Test?

The ACT Residual is a standardized test used to measure student readiness for entry-level college placement.  The ACT Residual testing program is provided for participating colleges that wish to administer the ACT to their enrolled or admitted (or in the process of being admitted) students who were unable to test on a national test date. The ACT Residual test dates are scheduled and administered by the university’s Testing Center in between National ACT dates. ACT Residual test dates are subject to change without notification. In contrast to the National ACT test where scores are valid nationwide, ACT Residual test scores are valid only at the college administering the test.

Why do I have to take the ACT Residual?

All first time entering students admitted to Rogers State University are required to have ACT test scores (Residual or National). ACT scores are important because they provide the university with information about student readiness for course placement.

How often can I take the ACT Residual?

ACT has long had a restriction regarding how often a student may take the ACT (once per national date and minimum of 60 days between residual retests.) Effective with the 2010 testing year, a NEW RETEST RESTRICTION limits the number of times a student may test.  A STUDENT MAY TAKE THE ACT A TOTAL OF TWELVE (12) TIMES. After the student has tested 12 times, he or she will not be able to register to test, and if the student is inadvertently allowed to test, scores will be cancelled. If the student violates this policy the retest scores are automatically canceled by ACT and no refund will be issued to the student by ACT or Rogers State University. Get more information.

How do I sign up to take the ACT Residual?

Sign Up Online or call the Testing Center at 918-343-7730. Required information includes: first and last name, RSU Student ID number, current phone number, and valid email address. Prior to signing up, the student must submit a completed RSU Admissions Application, pay the application fee, and receive an RSU ID number. Testing terms, conditions, and policies.

How much is the ACT Residual?

The current ACT Residual test fee is $40.00. The test fee is payable at the Bursar’s office at any of the RSU campuses (Claremore, Pryor, or Bartlesville). Payment is accepted in the form of: cash, check, money order, or credit card.

Can I use a Calculator on the ACT Residual?

Calculators are permitted on the Mathematics test. However, all problems on the Mathematics test can be solved without using a calculator. Most basic four function, scientific, and graphing calculators are acceptable, but ONLY on the Mathematics Test. Calculators will NOT be provided by the Testing Center. More calculator information, as well as a list of prohibited calculators.

What do I do on Test Day?

The student should report to the Testing Center NO LATER THAN 8:15 a.m. The Testing Center is located on the 2nd floor of Markham Hall, Room 223. Late arrivals will not be admitted and should expect to reschedule for the next available test date. If there is a need to reschedule or cancel a test date please give the Testing Center timely notification.

You MUST bring:

  1. Photo ID (driver’s license, student ID, passport, etc.)
  2. Receipt of payment
  3. Soft lead #2 pencils (NO mechanical pencils)
  4. A scientific calculator or low-level graphing calculator (OPTIONAL but strongly recommended)

When do I receive ACT Residual ACT scores?

Scores are available to each RSU campus for enrollment purposes within 2 hours after the test is administered. Results are reported only to the college administering the test. No student scores reports are generated, and no scores will be reported/released to any other college or outside agency. Upon request, the testing center staff will verbally release test scores to the student presenting valid photo identification in person. Scores are not released over the phone or email.