The ACT Residual is a standardized test used to measure student readiness for entry-level college placement. The ACT Residual testing program is provided for participating colleges that wish to administer the ACT to their enrolled or admitted (or in the proves of being admitted) students who were unable to test on a national test date. The ACT Residual test dates are scheduled and administered by the Center for Independent and Distance Learning Center (CIDL) on the University of Oklahoma campus. In contrast to the National ACT test scores which are valid nationwide, ACT Residual test scores are valid only at the college administering the test.
To register for a ACT Residual Exam, please fill out the form below. You must call 405-325-1921 within 24 hours to make payment to complete registration. Registration closes 48 hours before a test date.
Extended time ACT test sessions will be on the first Monday of every month ONLY. Please bring documentation showing approval for extended time. All test sessions must be scheduled and paid for ahead of time by calling the number above.
Candidates must pre-register and pay for the test at least two days in advance. Space is limited, so it is best to register as soon as possible before all the available slots are taken. The cost of the exam is $100 and it is non-refundable.
Upon completion, exams are hand graded and students are emailed an unofficial copy 2-3 days after testing. Exams are mailed back to ACT for official scoring and those score reports are sent directly to OU Admissions & Recruitment ONLY. They will contact students individually. Please expect a 6-8 week delay in score reports depending on semester time frame.
Students may only take the ACT Residual Exam once during the academic year at any one institution in which the respective ACT Residual examination is valid (August 15 through September 28 the following year) and the test date shall not coincide with a national ACT test date. Scores will be cancelled and no refunds will be provided for violations of this policy.
Students may take the ACT no more than 12 times total. In addition to the Regent's policy above, a minimum of 60 days must pass before repeat residual testing. If you choose to test without sixty days elapsing, your score will be cancelled and no refund will be provided.
Students are encouraged to participate in the national ACT test dates.
Students must present a valid driver's license, state ID card, or passport in order to take the test at the Center for Independent & Distance Learning (CIDL).
CIDL will provide pencils and scratch paper.
The total testing time is approximately four hours. Please be sure to arrive early! Students arriving after the start time will NOT be tested.
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CIDL is located at 300 Kellogg Drive, Room 140, Norman, OK 73072. The on-campus building is known as the Boomer Outreach Building and parking is available in the Forum parking lot. You can find us on this map. You can pay for parking at $1.50 per hour onsite at the parking meter or you can purchase a visitor pass for $5.00 for an all-day pass from the OU Parking office. You can purchase and print this pass online at the at OU Parking.