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ACT On Campus (formerly ACT Residual)

The ACT On Campus (ACT Residual) is an on-campus, residual testing program provided by APSU for prospective students who were unable to test on a national ACT test date and is used by APSU to meet admission requirements for ACT testing. 

This is NOT the ACT National Test! The ACT National is given by ACT contractors and not the APSU Testing Center.

Important Policies / Updates

ACT On Campus (ACT Residual) scores are only valid at APSU. Scores cannot be transferred to another college or university. Also, ACT On Campus (ACT Residual) scores do not meet eligibility requirements for the Tennessee Lottery Scholarship or Tennessee Promise.

The Testing Center strongly recommends that examinees go to the ACT website to obtain the most current information regarding calculator requirements and prohibited behaviors. Please Note: Some of the information on other pages of the ACT website is intended for the ACT National. Please follow the registration procedure listed below for ACT On Campus (ACT Residual) testing. Do not register online at the ACT website unless you wish to take the ACT National.  ACT now offers the ACT Academy, a free online preparation course.

Fees / Payment Method / Remittance Policy

If you have any questions regarding the payment method, please contact the Testing Center.

Test Dates / Times

Please click here to view the current schedule of test dates and times. Please Note: Seating availability is limited, so examinees should schedule in advance.

Testing Location

For ACT On Campus testing, on the day of the test, report to 18 Henry Street, Marks Building, Room 124 no later than 8:00 am.

ACT National testing is located in the Sunquist Science Building.  See your ticket for instructions.


During peak times on campus, parking availability in the area around the Marks Building can be limited.  If you are unfamiliar with campus, click on the following link to access a Campus Map. Please allow adequate time to acquire parking prior to your scheduled test time. If you do not currently have a parking permit you must request one through the Testing Center.  Please contact us with your license plate number, make and model of your vehicle.

Identification Requirements

For ID requirements, please refer to the "Acceptable Forms of Identification" information at  http://www.actstudent.org/faq/id.html.  The Testing Center will NOT admit any student who does not meet the I.D. requirement.

Registration Requirements

To register for the ACT On Campus (ACT Residual), please click here for online registration and payment.  All students must register and pay online to reserve their seat. If you have any questions concerning this, please call the Testing Center at (931) 221-6269.

It is recommended that you review the Test Schedule prior to registering. Application to the University is required of all ACT On Campus (ACT Residual) examinees.  Examinees should submit an application to APSU at least one week prior to the test date.

Permissible Test Aids

Scratch paper and pencils will be provided by the Testing Center. Examinees are allowed to bring a calculator. Examinees are responsible for knowing if their calculator is permitted. The Testing Center will not provide calculators.

Prohibited Items

Textbooks, foreign language or other dictionaries, notes or other aids, highlight pens, colored pens or pencils, correction fluid/tape, watches that have an alarm or make noise, communication devices (including cell phones and smart watches), computers (including handhelds), recording devices (including cameras, scanners, tape recorders), media devices (including games, music, video, headphones), reading material, food or drink (included water), and tobacco in any form.

Results / Score Reports / Transcripts

Results are reported only to APSU. Upon completion of the test, a preliminary score report is provided to the Office of Admissions. ACT sends an official score report to APSU approximately 2 – 4 weeks after testing. No Student Reports or High School Reports are generated by ACT, and Additional Score Reports will not be generated to report scores to any other college or university.

Cancellations / Rescheduling

The Testing Center has a limited number of seats available for testing. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please contact the Testing Center as soon as possible so your reserved seat can be made available for other examinees.  You may reschedule your appointment one time at no charge if you notify the Testing Center 24 hours in advance, preferably in writing to testingcenter@apsu.edu. If 24 hour notice is not given or you reschedule more than once you forfeit your registration fee and must pay again for your registration online.

Retest Information

If an examinee previously tested via On Campus (Residual) or any other non-national testing, the retest should be taken on a national ACT test date. If this is not possible, examinees may retake the ACT On Campus (ACT Residual). Examinees may not repeat on campus testing until 60 days have passed since their previous testing. Examinees may take the ACT no more than 12 times total. If the retest restrictions are violated, ACT will automatically cancel the retest scores without refund.


Please contact the APSU Office of Student Disability Resource Center at 931-221-6230 regarding all accommodation requests prior to testing. Accommodations are determined based on review of submitted documentation from the health care provider for its appropriateness and completeness under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and the Office of Student Disability Resource Center documentation policy. Visit the Office of Student Disability Resource Center website for more information: https://www.apsu.edu/disability/.

Additional Information

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the Testing Center at (931) 221-6269.