ACT On-Campus (or Residual)


ACT On-Campus (or Residual) Testing is conducted at UTC for students who are enrolled, have been admitted, or are applying to UCF and cannot take the ACT on a national test date because the date does not meet UCF admissions deadlines. Test takers who do not intend to attend UCF must not take the ACT Residual Test at this center.

  1. Review all ACT On-Campus information and University Testing Center policies. UTC strongly recommends that test takers go to the ACT website to obtain the most current information regarding ACT policies prior to completing the registration and payment process.
  2. To make accommodated testing arrangements, submit written documentation of a documented disability from Student Accessibility Services (SAS) at least two weeks prior to your scheduled test date. Visit the SAS website for more information at sas.sdes.ucf.edu.
  3. Complete registration and submit payment online.
  4. After completing the registration process, check your email for the test registration confirmation sent to you by RegisterBlast. The test registration confirmation is required and must be presented on test day to be admitted to take your exam.
  • Arrive 15-minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. Test takers arriving more than 15-minutes late may not be admitted and will forfeit any costs paid.
  • You are required to bring two forms of identification. Your IDs cannot be expired and must be in the name in which you are registered to test.
    • Primary ID: Must be a government-issued, non-expired photo ID.  Acceptable documents include a driver license, passport, state-issued identification card, or military identification.
    • Secondary ID: Must have a photo OR signature, such as a Social Security Card, student ID, employee ID, or a debit/credit card in the test taker’s name.
  • Bring your Test Registration Confirmation sent to your email by RegisterBlast.
  • Test takers must supply and use their own calculator for the ACT Mathematics Test only. Acceptable calculators are any 4-function, scientific, or graphing calculator as long as it is modified to meet the ACT organization calculator policy. The TI-89 calculator is the most common calculator that test takers bring to take the Residual ACT but it is not a permitted calculator model. Sharing of calculators between test takers is not permitted. The full calculator policy including permitted and not permitted calculator models can be found here: http://www.actstudent.org/faq/calculator.html

How to Reschedule Your Exam

Appointments may be rescheduled up to 2 weeks prior to your scheduled test date/time at no cost by following the instructions below.

How to Reschedule Your Exam:

  1. Navigate to www.registerblast.com/ucf/exam
  2. Click the My Account/ My Exams/ My History tab at the top of this page.
  3. Enter the email address you used to initially schedule your exam.
  4. Click the Continue button underneath the email field.
  5. In a few minutes, you’ll receive an email link that is valid for 90 minutes.
  6. Click the link from the email received.
  7. A new window will open with your registration history.
  8. Click the Reschedule link.
  9. A calendar will appear with the available dates for rescheduling purposes.
  10. Click the date and time to reschedule.
  11. After you have completed the step above, you will receive a confirmation email notifying you of the new test date.

Missed Appointments, Cancellations, and Refunds

All testing costs paid directly to the University Testing Center (UTC) are non-refundable and non-transferable. Appointments may be rescheduled up to 2 weeks in advance of your test date and time at no cost. Missed appointments will require full repayment of the test cost and will require you to schedule a new appointment; this includes if you cancel or arrive more than 15-minutes late.

If a test taker previously tested via the ACT On-Campus Test (Residual) or any other non-national testing, the retest should be taken on a National ACT date. If this is not possible, test takers may retake the ACT On-Campus Test. A minimum of 60 days must elapse before another ACT On-Campus Test may be taken. ACT restricts the number of times a test takers may take the ACT (National or On-Campus Test) to 12 times total. Scores achieved before the minimum elapsed time and scores that exceed the maximum total attempts will be cancelled without refund.

  • No Student Reports and no High School Reports are generated
  • Scores from ACT On-Campus Testing are only valid at the University of Central Florida and cannot be transferred by transcript or other means to any other institution or agency
  • ACT On-Campus Test scores do not meet eligibility requirements for Florida Bright Futures Scholarships. Additionally, scores may not be used to apply for some other scholarships.
  • ACT On-Campus scores do not meet requirements for NCAA initial eligibility

 

FAQ

The ACT On-Campus Test (formerly known as the Residual) is an alternative to the national ACT test that enables colleges to proctor and self-score an ACT test form on their campus. Scores from the ACT On-Campus Test taken at the University of Central Florida (UCF) can only be used at this institution.

ACT On-Campus Test is limited to students who are enrolled, have been admitted, or are applying to UCF and cannot take the ACT on a national test date because the date does not meet UCF admissions deadlines. Students who do not intend to attend UCF are not eligible to take the ACT On-Campus Test at this location.

Yes, students taking the ACT On-Campus Test at UCF are subject to the following restrictions:

  • ACT On-Campus Test may be conducted at UCF for students who are enrolled, have been admitted, or are applying to UCF. This test is not appropriate for students seeking admission to other schools.
  • ACT On-Campus Test scores do not meet eligibility requirements for Florida Bright Futures Scholarships. Additionally, scores may not be used to apply for some other scholarships.
  • ACT On-Campus Test scores cannot be used to determine NCAA eligibility.
  • The ACT On-Campus Test is not a “practice test” and should not be used as such.
  • Students must wait a minimum of 60 days between administrations of the ACT On-Campus examination.
  • ACT restricts the number of times a student may take the ACT (National or On-Campus Test) to 12 times total. The complete re-test policy can be found by visiting http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html#retest.
  • If the retest restrictions are violated, ACT will automatically cancel the retest scores.
  • Individuals found to have taken the ACT On-Campus Test for any reason other than those described above will have their scores canceled without refund.

The tests are essentially the same but have different policies and procedures. The most significant difference is that scores from the ACT On-Campus Test can only be used at UCF.

The ACT On-Campus Test cost is $100.00 per student/per test. All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Registration and payment are simple and easy. Go to academicsuccess.ucf.edu/utc/actresidual/  and thoroughly read through the information before completing the registration procedures. Students must be eligible to take the ACT On-Campus Test prior to test registration and payment. Registration and payment must be completed at least 2 weeks in advance of the scheduled test date.

To make accommodated testing arrangements, submit written documentation of a documented disability from UCF Student Accessibility Services (SAS) at least two weeks prior to your scheduled test date. Visit the UCF SAS website for more information at sas.sdes.ucf.edu

An email will be sent to the email address you used when registering for the ACT On-Campus Test within 2-weeks of your scheduled test date. Please read this information thoroughly as it will include important information including where on campus your will take your test.

  • Arrive 15-minutes prior to your scheduled test. Students arriving more than 15-minutes late may not be admitted and will forfeit any costs paid.
  • Two forms of photo identification. Your IDs cannot be expired and must be in the name in which you are registered to test. Information about acceptable photo ID can be found here: https://academicsuccess.ucf.edu/utc/actresidual/
  • Printed copy of Test Registration Confirmation emailed to you through RegisterBlast.
  • Students must supply and use their own calculator for the ACT Mathematics Test only. Acceptable calculators are any 4-function, scientific, or graphing calculator as long as it is modified to meet the ACT organization calculator policy, which can be read here http://www.actstudent.org/faq/calculator.html. The TI-89 calculator is not permitted.
  • Face covering or mask. All students are required to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth. Students who do not wear a mask will be refused admission to test.
  • Electronic devices such as cell phones; computers; smart watches; fitness bands; photographic, listening, recording devices; or any device used to send and receive information.
  • Highlighters, pens, or pencils. Pencils will be provided at the test site.
  • Food or beverage, including water.
  • Personal items such as big bags, backpacks, papers, books, and notes.
  • Jackets or outwear.

Scores will be sent to the email address used for the registration process within 1-2 business days from the date of testing. Scores do not appear on a student’s transcript and cannot be transferred to any other institution or agency; this includes high schools. Scores remain solely at UCF. Scores can not be used for NCAA or Florida Bright Future’s Scholarships.

Appointments may be rescheduled up to 2 weeks in advance of your test date at no cost.

  1. Navigate to registerblast.com/ucf/exam
  2. Click the My Account/ My Exams/ My History tab at the top of this page.
  3. Enter the email address you used to initially schedule your exam.
  4. Click the Continue button underneath the email field.
  5. In a few minutes, you’ll receive an email link that is valid for 90 minutes.
  6. Click the link from the email received.
  7. A new window will open with your registration history.
  8. Click the Reschedule link.
  9. A calendar will appear with the available dates for rescheduling purposes.
  10. Click the date and time to reschedule.
  11. After you have completed the step above, you will receive a confirmation email notifying you of the new test date.

All testing costs paid directly to UTC are non-refundable and non-transferable. Missed appointments will require full repayment of the test cost and will require a new testing appointment to be scheduled; this includes if you cancel or arrive more than 15-minutes late for the test. To cancel an appointment email utc@ucf.edu and include your full name, and test date and time.

If a student previously tested via On-Campus (Residual) or any other non-national testing, the retest should be taken on a National ACT date. If this is not possible, test takers may retake the ACT On-Campus Test. A minimum of 60 days must elapse before another Residual ACT test may be taken. ACT restricts the number of times a student may take the ACT (National or Residual) to 12 times total. Scores achieved before the minimum elapsed time and scores that exceed the maximum total attempts will be cancelled without refund.

The health and wellness of all students and staff are the University Testing Center’s top priority. Physical distancing and face coverings are required on campus. Students, staff, and all visitors must complete a health questionnaire before arriving on campus. Visit UCF’s Coronavirus information and resources for visitors here https://www.ucf.edu/coronavirus/.

For the most immediate response, contact the University Testing Center at utc@ucf.edu. You can also visit the UTC website at https://academicsuccess.ucf.edu/utc/ for additional information.

2020-21 Test Dates:

Main Campus:

Day Test Date Registration Deadline
Friday 4/9/2021 3/26/2021
Friday 4/23/2021 4/9/2021
Friday 5/21/2021 5/7/2021
Friday 6/25/2021 6/11/2021
Friday 7/30/2021 7/16/2021
Friday 8/13/2021 7/30/2021

 

UCF Downtown Campus:

Day Test Date Registration Deadline
Friday 4/9/2021 3/26/2021
Friday 4/23/2021 4/9/2021
Friday 5/21/2021 5/7/2021
Friday 6/25/2021 6/11/2021
Friday 7/30/2021 7/16/2021
Friday 8/13/2021 7/30/2021

 

*Please note: There is a minimum 60-day waiting period before re-testing. Refer to the ACT On-Campus Test (Residual) Re-test policy for more information