Residual (Walk-in) ACT

The Residual (Walk-In) ACT is similar to National ACT in terms of format and scoring. The examination takes about 3 hours and consists of test questions that measure your knowledge of English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. Test preparation resources can be found on the National ACT website at ACT Student Test Prep.

Individuals taking the Residual (Walk-In) ACT at Marshall University must be enrolled, have been admitted, or have submitted an application to Marshall University. Residual (Walk-In) ACT test scores are only valid at Marshall University and St. Mary’s Medical Center cooperative education programs in Medical Imaging, Nursing, and Respiratory Care.

Individuals cannot take the test for NCAA eligibility or for purposes of qualifying for the Promise Scholarship. Marshall University does NOT provide extended time accommodations to the Residual (Walk-In) ACT exam. Students seeking accommodations should register for the National ACT.

NEW 2020 Test Date Added

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 – limited to 15 seats

**If you are still in high school and plan to attend Marshall in the fall 2021, please note that this test MAY NOT be used for Promise eligibility. If you are a current fall 2020 freshman, you may be able to use this test for Promise eligibility. Please call 304-696-6051 for additional information.**

2020-21 Upcoming Test Dates

Friday, November 11, 2020

Friday, January 8, 2021

Friday, March 12, 2021

Friday, May 7, 2021

How to Register

You may register for the Residual (Walk-In) ACT by clicking here.

Pre-Registration is encouraged and seating is limited. It is recommended that you review the test schedule prior to registering.

Registration closes at 4:00 p.m. the day before the test. If there are still seats available, test-takers may be admitted on a stand-by basis.

Time and Location

Tests are given in the Memorial Student Center, Room 2W22. Check-in begins at 8:30 am and the test begins around 9 am. The test concludes around 1:00 pm.

Important Covid-19 Health and Safety Information

  • Social distancing within the test center is expected and will be strictly enforced.
  • Pursuant to Governor Justice’s July 6, 2020 order, all test-takers will be expected to bring and to wear protective face coverings.
  • Only test-takers will be permitted in the testing room.
  • If you feel sick or have cold-like symptoms, you should not come to the test.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available.
  • Thermal temperature checks will be conducted. Test-takers with a registered temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit will not be admitted.


  • Testing Fee: $60.00
  • Payment Methods: Exact Cash, Check or Money Order
    • Please make all checks and money orders payable to Marshall University.
  • Payment is due on the day of the exam and a copy of payment receipt will be presented upon payment. Testing Fees are non-refundable.

What to Bring

    • Photo ID (Driver’s License, Student ID, Passport, etc.)
    • Soft-Led #2 Pencils (Mechanical Pencils are prohibited)
    • Face covering and personal bottle of hand sanitizer (optional)
    • Acceptable Calculator (optional)
      • Calculators are only permitted on the Mathematics test.
      • Most basic four-function, scientific, and graphing calculators are acceptable.
      • For more calculator information, as well as a list of prohibited calculators visit


Parking will be available in the Sixth Avenue Parking Garage. The directions to the parking garage are as follows:

  • From I-64, take Exit 11, Hal Greer Blvd.
  • From I-64 West turn RIGHT onto Hal Greer Blvd.
  • From I-64 East turn LEFT onto Hal Greer Blvd.
  • Follow Hal Greer Blvd. until you reach 6th Ave.
  • Turn right onto 6th Ave., the parking garage will be on your left.
  • As you walk out of the parking garage head toward 5th Ave. and the Memorial Student Center will be just across 5th Avenue.

Score Reporting

Following the completion of the test, test scores are sent to the MU Admissions Office. Test scores will be available to the student within two business days after the exam date. Scores will ONLY be released to the individual who tested via phone at 304-696-6051 or 304-696-6008.

Retest Information

Examinees may take the ACT no more than 12 times total. This restriction applies even if your scores from a test date are canceled by you or by ACT. If the examinee violates this restriction, ACT will automatically cancel the scores and no refund will be issued by ACT or Marshall University. An examinee must wait a minimum of 60 days between retests.


If you have any questions about the Residual (Walk-In) ACT, please contact Rodney Sanders or Victoria Giuffrida using the information below.

Rodney Sanders-ACT Coordinator

Victoria Giuffrida- ACT Co-Coordinator