ACT and Residual ACT

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.
  • Registration Fees:  Test Fee $33; Optional Writing Test: $15; Late registrations: $21 additional; Standby registrations are $41 additional. 

A four-function calculator is permitted on the math portion of this test.  Please see ACT's website for more information on the types of calculators that are prohibited.

Test Dates   Application Deadline   Late Application Deadline  Test Location 
Feb. 11, 2012  Jan. 13, 2012  Jan. 20, 2012  Dempster Hall
April 14, 2012  March 9, 2012  March 23, 2012  Dempster Hall 
June 9, 2012   May 4, 2012  May 18, 2012  Dempster Hall 

Report to Demspter Hall Autrium, center of the building, for room assignment. Testing begins promptly at 8 a.m. Late arrivals may not be admitted. Photo ID required for testing.


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.

The testing fee of $50.00 is payable to Southeast Missouri State University and can be made the day of the test.

Please Complete the Online Application to Register

Test dates are listed in the registratio form. 

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.

For additional information, please contact Testing Services (573) 651-2836.