The ACT-Residual test (ACT-R) 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.
Testing is available Monday - Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Testing candidates can schedule an appointment by calling 419-372-8495. Please note that due to the number of students testing at this location you should make your appointment two weeks in advance of your desired test date.
The ACT-R is proctored in the Test Center, which is a part of the Office of Accessibility Services, located in 38 College Park Office Building.
ELIGIBLE TEST TAKERS
Anyone wishing to apply to BGSU is eligible to take the test. If you have previously taken the ACT-R, 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-R fee is $50.00 payable by check or money order to BGSU. Testing fees are non-refundable.
HOW TO REGISTER
You may register for the ACT by calling the Test Center at 419-372-8495 between 8 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
The examination takes about 3 hours and consists of four parts: English (45 minutes), 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.
Scores are reported to the admissions office within 1 business day of testing.
Calculators are allowed but not necessary. For a complete list of permitted calculators please follow the ACT Calculator Policy. If you would like to request special accommodations please contact the office at 419-372-8495.