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Residual (Walk-In) ACT Information

For those students who need to take the ACT for admission, Marshall University offers the Residual ACT, also known as the Walk-In ACT. Students do not need to pre-register or fill out a packet in order to take the test. Anyone who ‘walks in’ can take the test on the scheduled dates.

The Residual ACT is similar to the National ACT, in terms of format and scoring, but the score received from the Residual ACT can only be used at Marshall or St. Mary's Schools of Nursing, Medical Imaging, and Respiratory.

Please check the schedule below for the dates, times and campus sites for the next test date.

The test is administered on Friday and scores are available the following Monday afternoon. These scores are not sent to the student, so if you would like to have a copy you will need to contact the Student Resource Center at (304) 696-5810.

Upcoming Residual ACT Dates

Note: All tests will begin at 8:00 AM

Test Date Time Room Location
December 13, 2013 8:00am - 1:00pm MSC 2W22
January 10, 2014 8:00am - 1:00pm MSC 2W22
February 7, 2014 8:00am - 1:00pm MSC 2W22
March 14, 2014 8:00am - 1:00pm MSC 2W22
April 11, 2014 8:00am - 1:00pm MSC 2W22
May 2, 2014 8:00am - 1:00pm MSC 2W22
June 13, 2014 8:00am - 1:00pm MSC 2W22
July 18, 2014 8:00am - 1:00pm MSC 2W22
August 15, 2014 8:00am - 1:00pm MSC 2W22
Individuals taking the Residual (Walk-In) ACT
  • must be enrolled, have been admitted or are in the process of making application to Marshall University ONLY.
  • can not take this test for NCAA eligibility.
  • can not take this test for the PROMISE scholarship.
  • must wait 60 days before retesting.
The cost is $45.00. Individuals should bring:
  • a picture ID
  • several #2 pencils - Not mechanical pencils
  • a calculator
  • If still a high school student and wants these scores with their transcript, he/she must know their high school ACT code.

No Pre-Registration is necessary

Test preparation resources can be found at the ACT Student Test Prep.

For more information, please call the Student Resource Center at 304-696-5810.

Marshall University is not requiring the Writing Portion of the ACT for admission.

Sorry, we do not accept credit cards. Testing is available on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS with LIMITED SEATS

You can request the Walk-In ACT fee to be waived by filling out this form and returning it to the Student Resource Center.

Marshall University DOES NOT provide extended time accommodations for the Walk-In ACT exam. Individuals who require such accommodations should register for the National ACT exam, given on Saturday mornings throughout the year. Those test dates can be found at

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