ACT Residual

ACT 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. Students who do not intend to attend UCF must not take the ACT Residual Test at this center.

Registration Procedures

  1. Review all ACT Residual information and University Testing Center policies. UTC strongly recommends that examinees 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
  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.

Test Day

  • Arrive 15-minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. Examinees 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 examinee’s name.
  • Bring your Test Registration Confirmation sent to your email by RegisterBlast.
  • Examinees 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 students bring to take the Residual ACT but it is not a permitted calculator model. Sharing of calculators between students is not permitted. The full calculator policy including permitted and not permitted calculator models can be found here:

Re-Test Policy

If an examinee previously tested via Residual or any other non-national testing, the retest should be taken on a National ACT date. If this is not possible, examinees may retake the Residual ACT. 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.


  • No Student Reports and no High School Reports are generated
  • Scores from Residual 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
  • Residual Scores do not meet requirements for NCAA initial eligibility

2018-19 Test Dates:

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018
  • Thursday, January 17, 2019
  • Thursday, March 21, 2019
  • Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • Thursday, July 25, 2019
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019


2019-20 Test Dates:

  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020
  • Thursday, June 4, 2020
  • Tuesday, August 4, 2020*
  • Thursday, September 24, 2020*

*Please note: Students who take the August 4, 2020 ACT Residual test date are not eligible for the re-take scheduled on September 24, 2020. Refer to the ACT Residual Re-Test Policy for more information.