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The Residual ACT is an on-campus or "residual" testing program.  It is available at The University of Alabama in Huntsville to students who were unable to test on an ACT National Testing date.

ACT Residual Testing is strictly limited only to UAH students who have enrolled, have been admitted, or have officially applied to UAH. Scores from residual testing are reported only to UAH for admission, course placement, and advising purposes. No scores will be sent to other institutions or organizations.

For more information on applying for admission to UAH, visit UAH Office of Admissions.

  • It is a pencil and paper test.
  • It follows the same format as a regular ACT administration.
Test Dates and Registration
  • The University of Alabama in Huntsville offers the Residual ACT by appointment only. 
  • Call Testing & Certification Services at 256.824.6373 at least 2 weeks in advance to schedule a testing date.
  • Once your test date is scheduled, you may pay the Residual ACT fee of $110 and REGISTER ONLINE or phone 256.824.6010 to pay and register with UAH Testing & Certification Services. Your administration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Test Day Information
  • Bring approved identification. Please see acceptable forms of identification on the ACT website.
  • Bring several number 2 pencils. Mechanical pencils and pens are not allowed.
  • ACT permits examinees to use a calculator for the Mathematics test but not on any of the other tests. Use of a calculator is optional. All problems on the Mathematics Test can be solved without a calculator. For an approved list of calculators see the ACT website.
  • Exam length is approximately 4 hours.
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled exam time.
  • You may retake the Residual ACT but must wait 60 days.