Test Location: Memorial Student Union Regents Room (must be pre-registered and paid to enter the testing room)
Time: 8:30 a.m. (approximately four hours) The test will not be given to anyone arriving after 8:30 a.m.
Fee: $55.00 (Fee is subject to change without notice.)
Cell Phones are not allowed in the testing room
Photo ID – Required (check acceptable forms of ID below)
HOW OFTEN CAN I TAKE THE ACT?
Students may only take the ACT Residual test for admission once during the year (new year starts in October) in which the respective ACT Residual exam is valid. Students also cannot take the residual within 60 days of taking it at any other university.
This restriction is necessary to ensure that recent familiarity with questions on the test form is not reflected in inappropriately higher scores. If the 1-YEAR time limit is violated, the retest scores will be canceled automatically. No refund will be made for such canceled retests.
HOW DO I GET MY SCORE?
Residual ACT scores are for students who:
- are enrolled,
- have been admitted, or
- are applying for admission to ECU.
Students may view scores after 1:00 p.m. on the following day after each test date (call Admissions at (580) 559-5628).
Scores are valid only at ECU and cannot be transferred to any other institution or agency. No score reports will be generated by ECU (or ACT) to students, high schools, colleges, or scholarship agencies.
Acceptable Forms of Identification (ACT Policy):
- All identification must be original, not a photocopy or reproduction. No stamped, computer-generated, or reproduced signatures are allowed. School issued identification, publications, letters, and transcripts are not acceptable for home-schooled examinees.
- Current Official Photo ID – must be current (not expired); AND issued by a school, employer, or city/state/federal government agency; AND show the examinee’s first and last names; AND current photo clearly recognizable as the examinee. Examples: driver’s license, passport, school ID
- Recent Published Individual Photo must be original, not a photocopy or reproduction; AND published within the last two years; AND an individual (not a group) photo, clearly recognizable as the examinee; AND examinee’s first and last names in the caption. Examples: newspaper, school yearbook (all will be collected for Residual ACT files, except yearbooks)
- Identification Letter must be on original school letterhead. If the official letterhead is computer-generated or photocopied, it must be embossed with a raised or inked school seal; AND individually completed and signed, in ink, by a school counselor or other school official–who may not be a relative; AND signed by the examinee, in ink, in the presence of that school official; AND examinee’s name and a full description including age, gender, height, weight, race, hair and eye color, OR attached, recent (within two years), recognizable photograph with a school seal or the school official’s ink signature across a portion of the photo.
- Notarized Statement with Photo must be a sworn statement by a notary public–who may not be a relative–identifying the examinee by name; AND attached, recent (within two years), recognizable photograph with the notary seal or stamp across a portion of the photo; AND signed by the examinee, ink, in the presence of the notary public.
- Transcript with Photo must be signed in ink by a school counselor or other school official–may not be a relative; AND attached, recent (within two years), recognizable photograph with the school official’s signature or school seal across a portion of the photo; AND signed by the examinee, in ink, in the presence of that school official.
- Staff Recognition – examinee without any ID may be admitted only if they are personally recognized, face-to-face, by a member of the current test date’s center staff.
Unacceptable Identification (ACT Policy):
- Birth certificate
- ChildFind ID card
- Credit, charge, bank, or check cashing cards, even with a photo
- Diploma, family portrait or graduation picture, even if the name is imprinted on the photo
- Fishing or hunting license
- Learner’s driving permit, temporary or replacement driver’s license, if it does not include a photograph
- Organization membership card
- Passport or other photo so old that the person presenting it cannot be identified
- Personal recognition by anyone not working as a member of the test day staff, including classmates, parents, counselors, teachers; photo ID of parents, photo with examinee’s name embossed or printed on it by a photographer
- Photocopies or reproductions
- Photos issued by a business for promotional purposes (e.g., amusement parks)
- Police report of a stolen wallet or purse
- Printed, stamped, or photocopied signatures
- Report card
- Social security card
- Telephone calls to counselors, teachers, or school officials to identify the examinee
- Traffic ticket, even with a physical description and signature
- Web page with photo
Calculators – ACT permits examinees to use a calculator on the Mathematics Test (Test 2) but not on any of the other tests. Use of a calculator is optional. All problems on the Mathematics Test can be solved without a calculator. Any four-function, scientific, or graphing calculator may be used unless it is specifically prohibited as described below.
- Texas Instruments: All model numbers that begin with TI-89 or TI-92; and the TI-Nspire CAS–Note: The TI-Nspire (non-CAS) is permitted
- Hewlett-Packard: HP 48GII and all model numbers that begin with HP 40G, HP 49G, or HP 50G
- Casio: Algebra fx 2.0, ClassPad 300, and all model numbers that begin with CFX–9970G
- Handheld, tablet, or laptop computers, including PDAs
- Electronic writing pads or pen-input devices–Note: The Sharp EL 9600 is permitted.
- Calculators built into cell phones or other electronic communication devices
- Calculators with a typewriter keypad (keys in QWERTY format)–Note: Letter keys not in QWERTY format are permitted
The following 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 a heavy opaque material, such as duct tape or electrician’s tape (includes Hewlett-Packard HP 38G and HP 39G series and HP 48G)
- Calculators that have power cords–remove all power/electrical cords.
Examinees are responsible for bringing a permitted calculator and making sure it works properly. The test site is not expected to provide calculators or batteries. Examinees may not share calculators. They may use a backup calculator if their primary calculator fails but may not use more than one calculator at a time.