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Residual American College Test (ACT)

This institutional version of the ACT is an emergency test offered at UTA for students wishing to be admitted to UTA and have no prior SAT or ACT test score. The test is scored at UTA and is only valid for UT Arlington admission. No scores will be reported to any other schools. The fee for the ACT Residual is $65.  Please call Testing Services at 817-272-2362 or visit our office located at University Hall, Suite 004 in the basement, for more information. There are no retakes.


Due to the scope of this exam, we will not be able to provide any accommodations. If accommodations are needed, you will need to contact ACT to take the exam during a national test date.

ACT Residual dates

Dates will be available on an as needed basis.  If you need to take the test, please call to verify availability if you do not see anything listed in our online scheduler.

Register Online for UT Arlington students only: You must know your 10-digit UTA ID number to register.

Because there is a limited capacity for each test date, students are encouraged to register for the test as soon as possible.

Register for the Residual ACT

Registration for UT Arlington Students

  • You must know your UT Arlington 10-digit ID number to register.
  • You will need to pick a user name and password (minimum of six characters). Pick something you can easily remember as you will need this to register for tests. The account registration information will e-mail your user name and password to you. You will be able to select your type of test and date.
  • For detailed instructions, see Online Scheduler Instructions (PDF).
  • Just follow the steps.
  • You will receive an e-mail confirmation.
  • To reschedule an exam you must return to the Testing Services web site. You may not reschedule an exam less than 24 hours before the start of the test session.

Directions and Parking

Directions can be found at here. A parking permit is always required to park on campus. If you have a student permit, you can park in any student lot. If you do not have a student parking permit, there is parking available in the Maverick Parking Garage on West Street. You can also purchase a day parking pass from parking services that will allow you to park in a student lot. You are responsible for all parking fees. Please be aware, parking on campus without a permit may result in you receiving a parking citation. The parking rules and regulations are in effect at all times; even on Saturdays.