Residual ACT and National ACT


At Shelton State Community College, an ACT score is a requirement for the application process for Allied Health Program.   ACT residual test scores will only be transferred for the purpose of applying for admission to an Allied Health Program at a community college located in the State of Alabama.   The ACT Residual Exam and the ACT National Exam is replacing the TEAS V exam for students that plan to apply to an Allied Health Program.


The ACT comes in two versions, the Residual ACT and the National ACT.  Both versions are produced by the same company, and they are essentially the same tests.  Scores from either test will be accepted when applying to an Allied Health Program at Shelton State Community College.  ACT restricts the number of times a student may take the ACT to twelve (12) times. Residual Testing DOES count toward that maximum of twelve (12) testing sessions. Scores from testing sessions exceeding the maximum will be canceled without refund. 

National ACT

The National ACT is given at multiple testing centers across the United States, including Shelton State, on designated Saturdays.

Testing Location for National ACT

For students registered to test at Shelton State Community College, the test will be proctored on the Martin Campus, 9500 Old Greensboro Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405.

Registration for National ACT

To schedule a time to take the National ACT, please visit the Official ACT Website.  You may choose to have your ACT exam proctored at Shelton State Community College.  Shelton State Community College’s test code for the ACT is 000070. The National ACT is offered six times a year, September, October, December, February, April and June and is always on a Saturday except for those with credible religious obligations (who take the test the following day, Sunday).  The test can also be taken in other countries; however, availability is much less than in the United States.   

National Score Reports

Most scores are available for online viewing two (2) weeks after each national or international test date. You may log into your ACT account and print a copy of your scores. Mailed copies of score reports are normally released within three (3) to eight (8) weeks after each test date. 

Residual ACT 

Proctored at Shelton State Community College

Testing Location for Residual ACT

The exam will be given in the Testing and Assessment Center on the Martin Campus in Room 1824.  You must arrive in the Testing and Assessment Center at least fifteen (15) minutes prior to the beginning of the test. 

Testing Information for Residual ACT

Official photo identification is required.  You may bring two (2) #2 pencils.  Mechanical pencils are not allowed.  If you choose to use a calculator for the mathematics portion of the test, you may bring a calculator.  No other items will be allowed.  Scratch paper will be provided.  

Residual ACT Costs    


Residual ACT Payment

Options for making payments are as follows: 

  • Call the Cashier’s Office at 205.391.2335 to pay by credit card.
  • Visit the Cashier’s Office in person to pay by cash, check, or credit card.

Payment must be made within 72 hours of registering for a testing session.  After 72 hours, non-payment will result in removal from the test session. Space is limited. It is recommended to pay and register as soon as possible.  The fee is non-refundable and reserves a place for the originally scheduled test date only.  

Registration for Residual ACT


For registration to be complete, payment must be made within seventy-two (72) hours of registering for a testing session.  After 72 hours, non-payment will result in removal from the test session.


Testing date:  October 19, 2016
                          Check in begins at 8:00 a.m.
                          Exam begins promptly at 8:30 a.m.
                          No one will be allowed to test if they are late. 

                        Registration and payment is required

Click here to register for a Residual ACT session.

Note: Google Chrome is the recommended browser to use with the online appointment system.

Directions on how to schedule Residual ACT


Photo identification (non-expired driver’s license, non-expired school I.D. card, or passport) is required for admittance to the test and required to pick up results.     


A basic calculator is permitted, but not necessary.  (A Texas Instruments TI-86 or lower is acceptable.)  Candidates must supply their own.  Programmable, printing, and QWERTY keyboard calculators are not permitted. 

Residual Score Reports

A score report print-out will be available within one (1) week of testing. Score reports will be available in the Testing and Assessment Center.   A photo ID is required to pick up results. Results will not be given out over the telephone. Scores may be mailed upon request. 


Candidates must wait sixty (60) days before retaking the Residual ACT, but may take the National ACT on the next available date.  To schedule a time to take the National ACT, please visit the Official ACT Website


It is the policy of SSCC to provide students with disabilities appropriate testing accommodations on the ACT Residual Test. Students with disabilities are required to provide a minimum three (3) weeks notification before a scheduled exam for students without accommodations and appropriate documentation to the Office of Disability Services at 205.391.2983 or email for ACT Residual Testing accommodations.  Students testing with approved accommodations will need to contact Martha Key, the Director of Testing and Assessment, at, to schedule their exam at least  two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled exam date for students without accommodations.  Students with approved accommodations will not test in the same session as students without any accommodations but will test within the same week.


Tests measures knowledge and skills typically taught in high school that is important for successfully completing a college education.  

English test
(45 minutes) 

The English test measures understanding of the conventions of standard written English in punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure and skill in making the kinds of cessions made by good writers related to strategy, organization, and style.  

 Mathematics Test (60 minutes)

The mathematics test measures the mathematical skills that you have acquired in courses taken up to the beginning of grade twelve (12). The test requires use of reasoning skills to solve practical problems in mathematics. Knowledge of basic formulas and computational skills are assumed as background for the problems. A calculator may be used in the ACT Assessment Mathematics Test, but not on any other tests in the ACT Assessment. Use of a calculator is not required.  All problems can be solved without a calculator. Any four-function, scientific, or graphing calculator may be used, unless it contains features in the prohibited list.     

Reading Test
(35 minutes)

The reading test measures reading comprehension as a product of skill in referring and reasoning. The test requires understanding from several reading passages by referring to what is explicitly stated and by reasoning to determine implicit meanings and to draw conclusion, comparisons, and generalizations.   

Science Test
(35 minutes)

The science test measures skills in interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving required in natural science coursework. Test content draws from biology, chemistry, physics and Earth/space sciences.