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 Dates:  September 2014 through June 2015

Test Date


(Late Fee Required)

September 13, 2014

August 8, 2014

August 9-22, 2014

October. 25, 2014

September 19, 2014

September 20-October 3, 2014

December 13, 2014

November 7, 2014

November 8-21, 2014

February 7, 2015

Januar 9, 2015

January 10-16, 2015

April 18 201

March 13, 2015

March 14-27, 2015

June 13, 2015

May 8, 2015

May 9-22, 2015

Registration and Fee:  Information is available online at

Special Needs Arrangements:  Available online at


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