ACT Residual Test
ACT Residual & Eligibility
SSU administers both the ACT National Test and the ACT Residual Test. Both tests are essentially the same, but have different policies and procedures. To review the policies and register for the ACT National test, please go to www.actstudent.org.
Review the information below for the ACT Residual Test.
The ACT Residual Test is given only to eligible students who:
- Are enrolled at SSU.
- Have been admitted to SSU.
- Have applied for SSU admission.
In addition, the ACT Residual Test:
- Must not be used as a practice test.
- Does not accept fee waivers.
NOTE: SSU Dual enrollment applicants are highly encouraged to take the ACT National Tests (www.actstudent.org) prior to the dual enrollment application deadlines for SSU. However, the ACT Residual Test is available to applicants who missed the national test dates and need to test/or retest prior to the dual enrollment deadline.
Test accommodations for examinees with disabilities must be requested, reviewed and approved prior to testing. The request with appropriate documentation should be submitted at least 2-3 weeks prior to the test date through the Office of Disability Services with required documentation. For more information on the process for approval contact the Disabilities Resource Center at 912.358.3115.
The ACT Residual Test is a paper-based test and takes approximately 3 ½ - 4 hours. The test consists of four (4) timed multiple-choice sections – English, Math, Reading, and Scientific Reasoning. It is offered several times throughout the year (with the exception of October and national test dates). The ACT Residual Test with Essay option is not offered at Savannah State University. The cost is $50 at the time of registration.
Test Dates & Registration
Pre-registration and payment of test fees ($55 - effective October 2019-September 2020) are simple and easy. Go to www.savannahstate.edu/testing (Click “Register for Exam”) and follow the prompts to complete registration timely. Test candidates must be eligible to take the ACT Residual Test prior to test registration/payment. You are encouraged to register at least 24-48 hours in advance of the test date to confirm eligibility and seat availability.
- Bring Photo Identification (driver’s license, school ID with current year, passport, or government-issued ID) is required for admittance to the test. Personal face recognition are NOT acceptable. First and last names must match the registration. See www.actstudent.org for required valid photo ID.
- Bring Test Registration Confirmation (received via email at the time of registration/payment)
- Two (2) No. 2 pencils (No mechanical pencils allowed). Pencil sharpeners are available onsite.
- Acceptable Calculators are allowed, but not required. Candidates must supply their own calculator. Please refer to the ACT Calculator Policy (PDF) or visit www.actstudent.org .
- Snacks and spill-proof drinks are allowed outside the testing room during break.
- You are encouraged to bring a sweater or jacket .
- Electronic devices are prohibited (includes listening, recording and photographic devices). Please review other prohibited items and behaviors listed at www.actstudent.org.
- Prohibited behaviors will result in a voided test and dismissal from the test without refund. For more information, view the Prohibited Behavior at the Test Center section of the Terms and Conditions (PDF).
- Test candidates must wait 60 days before retaking the Residual ACT, but may take the National ACT when available. If an examinee opens a test book, regardless of entering answers, the test will be considered as taken. Retests prior to 60 days will be voided without refund.
Late arrivals will not be admitted and should expect to reschedule for the next available test date. Any refund requests will be minus processing fees.
- Test score results are reported only to SSU Admissions Office.
- Test score reports are not available to other institutions or scholarship agencies.
- Test results are NOT accepted for NCAA initial eligibility.
Test candidates must wait 60 days before retaking the Residual ACT, but may take the National ACT when available. Retests prior to 60 days will be voided without refund.
Study guides for the ACT Test are available at most bookstores and libraries. Additional preparation information may be found on the official ACT website: www.actstudent.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please review the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) and answers as you prepare to take the ACT Residual Test.