ACT Exam & Residual ACT

National ACT Tests Information

The ACT assessment is a nationally accepted college admission examination consisting of tests in English, reading, mathematics and science reasoning. In addition to the four tests, the ACT also includes an interest inventory that provides information for educational and career planning.
ACT Schedule
The National ACT is given at SSCC on designated Saturdays at 8:00 a.m.  Specific room locations will be assigned and will appear on the examinee’s admission ticket issue by ACT.  Shelton State Community College’s test code for the ACT is 000070.
ACT National testing dates are available online at National Testing Dates.

Registration and Fee:  Information is available online at

Special Needs Arrangements for National ACT exam:  Available online at

Special Needs Arrangements for Residual ACT exam:  Contact the Office of Disability Services at ODS request for special accommodations, prior to your testing date.


Residual ACT testing is available for students who are enrolled, have been admitted, or are in the process of applying to Shelton State Community College or planning to apply to the RN and or PN program at Wallace-Hanceville Community College or Bevill State Community College.  ACT residual test scores will only be transferred for the purposes of RN and PN program entry to Wallace-Hanceville or Bevill State Community College.


Students may request a testing date by sending an email to  You must bring your paid receipt and current valid picture identification issued by school, employer, city, or state/federal agency with you to the test.

The cost of the test is $40 and may be paid in the Cashiers Office on the Martin Campus prior to testing. The fee is non-refundable and reserves a place for the originally scheduled test date only.

If you require special accommodations for testing, please contact the Office of Disability Services at ODS request for special accommodations, prior to your testing date.


  • Scores from Residual Testing are valid only at Shelton State Community College and cannot be transferred by transcript or other means to any other institution or agency unless the student is applying to the RN and/or PN program at Wallace-Hanceville or Bevill State Community College. 
  • SSCC Testing and Assessment services will mail a copy of the score report  to the examinee and/or to Wallace-Hanceville or Bevill State Community College within 48 hours of exam completion.  


Residual Testing may be conducted on any dates EXCEPT the six regularly scheduled National ACT Test Dates.  You must wait at least 60 calendar days between residual testing sessions or your scores will be invalid.  ACT restricts the number of times a student may take the ACT to twelve times total. Residual Testing does count toward that maximum. Scores from testings exceeding the maximum will be canceled without refund.

Calculators must be an ACT approved model.  It is the examinee's responsibility to know if their calculator is approved. This information can be found on the ACT website at If an examinee uses a prohibited calculator, the test will be marked VOID, not scored, and no money will be refunded.

All cell phones must be turned OFF during testing time AND breaks. Any violation of this policy will constitute a voided test.

This is a timed test that takes approximately four hours to complete.  For more information about the ACT test including test prep: or