ACT Residual

Updated 07/31/2020:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all test administrations in the Student Testing Center at Baylor University have been suspended through at least mid-August. We will reevaluate periodically, so please check back for future updates. If you have further questions, please call 254-710-2061 and leave a message including your telephone number. A member of our staff will return your call ASAP. If you prefer, you may send an email to  

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 254-710-2061 to discuss available testing dates. Tests are generally scheduled from 1p-5p on select Monday - Friday dates from November - September. Note that ACT Residual testing is not available during the month of October.

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 Undergraduate Admissions 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. Visitor parking is available in front of the Clifton Robinson Tower as well the back of the building (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 to find out if your calculator is acceptable.

Test Fee

The cost of the residual testing is $80. After you have secured a testing date with our office, we will send you a confirmation email with a link for making payment online using a credit card. If you cancel your testing date and request a refund, there will be a $5 processing fee deducted from the refund.

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 Undergraduate Admissions Office. ACT Residual scores will be made part of your record at Baylor.