The ACT Residual exam is the same ACT exam given during national test dates. Residual exam scores cannot be sent or used by other universities. Test results from the Residual exam are typically available and provided to Illinois State’s Office of Admissions by the next working day. Students must have an application for admission on file at Illinois State prior to taking this exam. Visit the Admissions website to apply for admission.
Reminder: Students should take the National ACT exams to have scores eligible for TAP and teacher education requirements.
1. Complete the online registration form here. Registration may be accepted up to the day before the test as long as seating capacity has not been reached. ACT with writing is available ONLY for high school students seeking admission to ISU.
2. Mail your $40.00 (No Writing) or $60.00 (Plus Writing) fee (personal check or money order) to the address below. This office should receive your check or money order at least 10 days before the test date.
Mail exam fee to:
Illinois State University
University College Testing Services
Campus Box 4060
Normal, IL 61790-4060
You may also pay the exam fee in person in Fell Hall room 346.
Fell Hall room 346
Parking validation is offered for any examinee who requests one on exam day. For further directions, please visit Directions and Parking.
Students will be required to present photo identification such as driver's license, school I.D., or passport at the test center. Other forms of I.D., without a photo, will not be accepted. Students who do not have current photo I.D. are to ask their high school counselors for a letter of identification on school letterhead, signed by the student, and signed and dated by the counselor. For additional information about letters, visit the Official ACT website.
Your scores will be mailed to you and reported to the office of Admissions at Illinois State on the following working day after the test. Scores from tests taken through Illinois State's residual program cannot be reported to educational institutions other than Illinois State University.
Tests may be repeated but the retest should be taken on a National test date. If this is not possible, a minimum of 60 days must elapse between test and retest. Applications and test information for the National Testing Program are available in University College Testing Services, 346 Fell Hall or at the ACT website.
The test fee is not refundable. However, you may transfer to any test date that is scheduled within the next 6 months. There will be a $5.00 fee for any transfer that is not arranged before the test date.
If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in this test administration, please contact University College Testing Services at (309) 438-2100. Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.