National Test Center
The ACT-Residual test is used for admission to Bowling Green State University only. It is designed for those who missed the ACT National test dates, or those who would like to retain a higher score for scholarship purposes. Scores cannot be transferred to any other institutions.
The ACT-Residual Test is not administered each week. Please contact the National Test Center at 419-372-7533 to schedule an appointment. The only exception to this schedule will be during the period of contract renewal, when we are required to return all ACT test materials in exchange for new ones. This usually occurs during the last week of October and the first week of November. During these two weeks we will not schedule ACT Residual Testing.
The ACT-Residual is held in the Test Center, 413 South Hall.
ELIGIBLE TEST TAKERS
Anyone wishing to apply to BGSU is eligible to take the test. If you have previously taken the ACT-Residual within 60 days, you may not take it again for 60 days. If your test administrations are less than 60 days apart, the test will not be scored, nor will your test fee be refunded.
You will need to bring some sharpened soft-lead (No. 2) pencils with erasers, a calculator if you wish to use one, and an acceptable form of identification. (A valid driver's license, current student ID, recent published photo, school letter or transcript and notarized statement with photo are acceptable.)
The ACT-Residual costs $50.00 payable by check or money order. Credit cards are not accepted. Prices are subject to change after the contract renewal period.
HOW TO REGISTER
You may register for the ACT by calling the Test Center at 419-372-7533 between 9 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
The examination takes about 3 hours and consists of four parts: English (45 minuets), Mathematics (60 minutes), Reading (35 minutes) and Science Reasoning (35 minutes). There is usually 10 minute break after the Mathematics test.
SAMPLE TEST QUESTIONS/TEST PREPARATION
You can use this ACT Test Preparation link which has sample tests for each individual test. Study guides are available at various bookstores and libraries. Information about preparatory classes can be obtained by calling the Bowling Green State University Continuing Education Department at 419-372-8181.
Scores are typically reported to the admissions office within 2 business days of testing.
CONTACTING THE TESTING COMPANY
Information regarding the ACT National is available by calling ACT at 800-553-6244 or logging on to their web site at http://www.act.org.
Calculators are allowed but not necessary. You may use certain kinds of calculators on the ACT Mathematics Test only, but you are not required to do so. All problems on the Mathematics Test can be solved without a calculator. Students wishing to use a calculator are required to bring their own non-programmable, non-printing calculator.
If special accommodations are required contact the Test Center at 419-372-7533.