Tusculum College has been approved as an ACT Residual Testing Site to offer the college preparatory assessment test at times other than the six nationally scheduled testing dates.
As a residual testing site, Tusculum can offer the ACT college preparatory assessment test to students who were unable to take the ACT on one of the regularly scheduled testing dates. Students who are enrolled, have been admitted or have applied to Tusculum will be able to take the test at the college.
Residual testing is treated in a different manner by ACT, Inc., the company that administers the test. ACT will send student reports from residual tests only to the college where the test was taken, and students cannot order score reports be sent to any other college. Students taking the test are required to present identification to the testing center and may not take the test within 60 days of previously taking the ACT test.
The ACT is America’s most widely accepted college entrance exam and is a requirement for admission to Tusculum College. The ACT exam also became a requirement for all students who are juniors in high school in Tennessee last year.
The cost of taking the residual test at Tusculum is $40, and each testing date will be limited to 15 people on a first come/first serve basis. Students must apply to take the test and return the application by a pre-set deadline to confirm registration for the test.
The new service is an addition to the ACT testing conducted on the Tusculum campus. The college was approved last year as a national testing site, and the college administers the test on the six national testing dates. The next national testing date will be Sept. 11 with a registration deadline of Aug. 6.
Applications for taking the residual ACT can be requested by contacting the Office of Admission at 423-636-7374 or by writing P. O. Box 5051, Greeneville, TN 37743.