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ACT Residual

The ACT-Residual (ACT-R) is identical in content and format to the National ACT.  The ACT-R differs from the National ACT in that the scores are reported ONLY to Texas A&M University-Texarkana Admissions Office. If prospective students are not sure which institution of higher learning they wish to attend, it would be to your advantage to take the National ACT.


  • Eligibility for Colleges – Only ACT-participating colleges are eligible for Residual Testing for the purpose of obtaining data on their enrolled, admitted, or applicant students who were unable to take the ACT on a regularly scheduled test date in time to meet the college's deadlines.
  • Eligibility for Students – Residual Testing may be conducted on Texas A&M University-Texarkana campus for students who: 1) are enrolled, 2) have been admitted, or 3) are applying to your college. Students who do not intend to attend the University must NOT take the ACT Residual Testing on the University's campus.


  • Residual Testing is not a practice test.
  • Residual Testing is not for use with younger students.
  • You may not provide Residual Testing to individuals who do not intend to attend your college.
  • ACT Residual Testing is restricted to on-campus administrations. Test booklets may not be transported from campus to campus or to any off-campus locations.
  • 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.


Test Date Registration Deadline
June 4, 2014 June 3, 2014
June 18, 2014 June 13, 2013
June 21, 2014 June 16, 2014
July 9, 2014 July 3, 2014
July 12, 2014 July 8, 2014
August 9, 2014 August 1, 2014
August 13, 2014 August 8, 2014
September 20, 2014 September 12, 2014
November 22, 2014 November 14, 2014
December 18, 2014 December 12, 2014

Check-in:  8:30 am     ♦     Start Time:  9:00 am
Dates Subject To Change

Contact A&M-Texarkana Testing Center to reserve a seat.
Limited Seating Availability


To register, please contact A&M-Texarkana's testing center at (903) 223-3072 or with your date/time preference.  If circumstances prevent you from keeping your appointment, please contact the testing center to reschedule within 24-hours.


  • $60.00 - Check or Money Order ONLY Payable to TAMUT or A&M-Texarkana.  Fee nonrefundable.   
  • $5.00 - assessed upon your 2nd reschedule request.

Basic Test (four multiple choice tests)

  • English (45 minutes)
  • Mathematics (60 minutes)
  • Reading (35 minutes)
  • Science Reasoning (35 minutes)

Allowing time to fill in personal data, the test takes approximately five hours.


  • Scores from Residual Testing are valid only at Texas A&M University-Texarkana and cannot be transferred by transcript or other means to any other institution or agency.
  • Scores from Residual Testing are reported only to the college administering the test.
  • No Student Reports and no High School Reports are generated.
  • No Additional Score Reports will be generated to report scores to any other institution.

Score Results

The ACT Residual is graded locally. The test results are sent to the Office of Admission and are available the following Monday.  ACT Plus Writing must be scored by ACT and can take 4-6 weeks to return.

Student Must Bring

Unexpired photo ID to enter the test room.


You must wait 60 days since your last ACT Residual Test before you can retake the exam.

ACT Residual Brochure

Review the ACT Residual Brochure for additional information regarding the ACT Residual (i.e. acceptable photo ID, calculators permitted, items prohibited in testing room and prohibited behavior, etc.).

Testing Center Contact Information

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Updated Octpber 31, 2014