ACT Assessment

The ACT is America's most widely accepted college entrance exam. It assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work.  The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science.  The Writing Test, which is optional, measures skill in planning and writing a short essay.

Prep courses are available through Southeast Missouri State University - Extended & Continuing Education. For more information, please contact Extended & Continuing Education at (573) 986-6879 or

Registration Information

  • Applications must be received by ACT prior to the application deadline.
  • Online registration is available at
  • Application deadlines are strictly enforced by ACT.

R-ACT (Residual ACT Assessment)

Testing Services administers the Residual ACT based on the procedure and guidelines provided by ACT, Inc.  However, test dates are scheduled through Testing Services.  Testing Services will also score the Residual ACT after completion and provide a score report to the individual.  The individual's score report is the property of Southeast Missouri State University and is not transferable to any other institution.

If you are a Southeast MO State University Student taking a test through Testing Services applicable fees will be charged to your student account. Non-Southeast Students wanting to take tests may pay their fees either by cash or personal check. Testing Services will no longer accept debit or credit cards. If you need to pay by using your debit or credit card Testing Service will provide you with a Payment Form to pay your fees at the Cashier’s Office in Academic Hall.


Please call Testing Service (573) 651-2836 to arrange a testing time. Candidates should report to the testing location 15 minutes prior with a photo ID. Calculators are allowed on the math portion of the exam. Please see ACT's website for more information on the types of calculators that are prohibited.