American College Testing
The is available to students seeking admission to Kent State University and measures knowledge in English, Math, Reading, and Science Reasoning.
Only students who have submitted an application for or College Credit Plus may take the ACT Residual. Test scores can ONLY be reported to a Kent State office such as Admissions, Regional Campus Admissions, or College Credit Plus. Students wishing to take the National ACT may at multiple U.S. and international locations.
Students should plan on 3 ½ to 4 hours total testing time. The test includes:
English – 45 minutes
Mathematics – 60 minutes
Reading – 35 minutes
Science – 35 minutes
Test scores are based on the number of questions answered correctly during the time allowed for each test. If a student does not know the answer the student will not be penalized for guessing. It is to the student’s advantage to answer each question even if guessed.
The test fee is $60.00 payable by credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) upon registration. The test fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
- Acceptable photo ID must be presented to take the test. This ID may be an original, current (valid) ID used by a city/state/federal government agency or the students’ school. Note: School ID must be in hard plastic card format.Paper or electronic formats are NOT acceptable. The photo must be clearly recognizable as the student.
- Non-prohibited calculators are allowed during the Math section. Please read the section on the to determine acceptable calculators.
Students may visit the ACT Test Day Check List to learn more about what forms of ID are permissible.
A minimum wait of 60 days is required before retesting through ACT Residual testing. If the 60-day wait period is violated, the retest scores will be canceled automatically.
ACT approves accommodations for test takers with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Eligibility to request accommodations:
- Professionally diagnosed condition
- Appropriate documentation on file at school
- Accommodations used on tests in school due to disability
Requests for testing accommodations, including appropriate documentation, should be submitted to the Student Accessibility Services office as soon as possible and received by Testing Services no later than two weeks prior to the testing date. We will make every effort to meet the needs of our test-takers. Our ability to meet those needs will be based on staffing resources available and the availability of the testing space on that day.
Please contact the office to discuss testing needs and testing accommodations.