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ACT Residual


The ACT Residual test is an acceptable alternative for students who plan to attend Baylor University and who were unable to take the SAT or ACT on a nationally scheduled test date. The scores from these tests are acceptable for admission at Baylor University only and are not available to other institutions. The ACT-Residual is offered on the Baylor University campus.

Test-Retest Restrictions

Residual testing is available on the Baylor campus for students who (1) are enrolled, (2) have been admitted, or (3) are in the process of applying to Baylor University. If a student tested previously via residual testing, the retest should be taken on a national test date. If this is not possible, a minimum of 60 days must elapse between the first and second residual tests. If the 60-day time limit is violated the retest scores will be canceled automatically. No refund will be made for such canceled retests.

Testing Dates

Please contact our office at 800-BAYLOR-U (option 1-4) or 254-710-2061 to discuss available testing dates. Tests are generally scheduled from 1p-5p on select dates. The ACT Residual testing year ends September 30 of each year and the new testing year does not begin until November 1 of each year. There will be be NO ACT Residual testing during the month of October in any year, please plan accordingly.

Students with Physical or Learning Disabilities

Extended-time testing is available to students with documented physical or learning disabilities. Please contact our office to discuss the documentation needed and to set up a date for the extended-time exam. The extended-time exam will begin at 8:30a and continue into the mid-afternoon (with a 1 hour break for lunch).

General Information

Score reports will only be sent to the student and the Office of Admission Services at Baylor University. Official score reports will not be generated by ACT, and no additional score reports will be generated to report scores to any other college. A Baylor University score report will be sent to the student within 10 days from testing. Students should report to Suite 540, Clifton Robinson Tower for testing. Please note that visitor parking in front of the Clifton Robinson Tower is limited to 2 hours. Please drive to the back of the building and park on top of the parking garage.

*Important note* -- Students will not be allowed to mark in the testing booklet. Scratch paper will be provided, but no markings are allowed in the testing booklet.

Most four-function, scientific and graphing calculators may be used on the Mathematics test. You may go to www.actstudent.org/faq/calculator.html to find out if your calculator is acceptable.

Test Fee

The cost of the residual testing is $70. After you have secured a testing date with our office, you may pay online using a credit card (debit cards are not accepted). You may also pay by check or cash in our office on the test date. Please make checks payable to Baylor University.

Test Scores

ACT Residual scores will be emailed to you approximately 7-10 working days after your test administration. Test scores will also be transmitted to the Baylor Admissions Office. ACT Residual scores will be made part of your record at Baylor.