ACT On-Campus (ACT Residual)


The ACT On-Campus (ACT Residual) is a college admissions examination. Scores are reported to MTSU only. Check with MTSU MTOneStop or MTSU Admission’s Office for eligibility for any academic scholarships. Test takers must register and have acceptable photo ID (valid driver's license).

ACT On Campus/Residual vs ACT National 

The ACT On Campus/Residual and the ACT National are not the same test.  Here is a comparison of the two:

ACT On Campus/Residual ACT National
Register and pay on MTSU Testing Services website Register and pay on ACT’s website
Cannot write in test books, scratch paper is provided Able to write in test books
Scores are available usually in a week Scores are available usually in 4 weeks
Scores stay at MTSU, cannot transfer scores to other colleges     Scores are available to any college
Test takers pick up scores on campus Scores are sent to test taker and college(s)

Visitors (Parking Passes)

All visitors are requested to contact Parking and Transportation Services office at  205 City View Drive, or go online, create a guest account, and print a visitor pass.

Please see parking notices for the latest changes in parking on campus. All legal parking areas are designated by signs, painted stripes, or other marks. Be sure to check the posted signs BEFORE you park your automobile. If it isn't marked, don't park!  For parking questions, visit Parking Services' website.

Test Dates

  • Tuesday, June 4, 2024
  • Tuesday, July  9, 2024
  • Tuesday, August  6, 2024
  • Tuesday, August  13, 2024
  • Tuesday, August  20, 2024
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2024
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2024
  • Tuesday, December 3, 2024
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2024

To Register (required)

A basic four function calculator may be used on the ACT Residual.

The exam starts at 8:00 A.M. and usually ends approximately 12:00 noon. Scores are normally reported to the Admissions office within one week of testing. 

Please note that you are required to wait sixty (60) days to retake this test.

Information regarding the ACT National is available by calling ACT at 319-337-1270 or visiting


Testing Services

KUC 107, Suite 111

Office Hours:
8:00am - 4:30pm