Residual ACT


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.  Students who graduated from a home-school curriculum may take the Residual ACT as part of their admission requirements.  A composite score of 16 on the ACT is required for students who graduated from a non-accredited high school. Scores from Residual Testing are reported only to Shelton State for admission, course placement, and advising purposes.
The Residual ACT may be taken at Shelton State Community College if you are 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 Community College or Bevill State. 


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 submit request for accommodations prior to your scheduled 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.
  • Scores from Residual Testing are reported only to Shelton State Community College.
  • No student reports and no high school reports are generated.
  • No additional score reports will be generated to report scores to any other institution.


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.  Score results are available after 12:00 noon the next business day.  Examinees must present a valid photo ID when picking up score results. Only the examinee may pick up the score report due to the Privacy Act and FERPA regulations, unless a release form is signed by the student on the day of the exam.

For more information about the ACT test including test prep: or