On-Campus™ ACT

The On-Campus™ 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. ACT On-Campus™ Testing is not a practice test. Test preparation resources can be found on the National ACT website at ACT Student Test Prep.

Individuals taking the On-Campus™ ACT at Marshall University must be enrolled, have been admitted, or will be attending Marshall University. On-Campus™ 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 ACT On-Campus™ test for NCAA eligibility or for the PROMISE scholarship. Marshall University does NOT provide extended time accommodations to the On-Campus ACT exam. Students seeking accommodations should register for the National ACT.

Upcoming 2022 – 2023 Test Dates

  • November 17, 2023
  • December 8, 2023
  • January 19, 2024
  • February 9, 2024
  • March 15, 2024 (Drinko 402)
  • April 12, 2024 (Drinko 402)
  • May 10, 2024
  • June 14, 2024 (Drinko 402)
  • July 12, 2024 (Drinko 402)
  • August 9, 2024
  • September 13, 2024

Registration and Payment Information

Register for the On-Campus™ ACT.

Time and Location

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

Testing fee

Your $75.00 testing fee will be paid at the time of testing. Sorry, we are unable to make change or accept debit/credit cards. We are only able to accept checks payable to Marshall University or EXACT cash. For your convenience, there are ATMs located at the Memorial Student Center Fountain Plaza.

Identification Required

Valid Identification is required to test. Your ID must be an original, current (valid) ID issued by a city/state/federal government agency or MU. If you have any questions about what can be accepted, please call our testing coordinator at 304-696-6391.

What do Bring

  • Photo ID (Driver’s License, Student ID, Passport, etc.)
  • Face mask
  • Soft-Lead #2 Pencils (Mechanical Pencils are prohibited)
  • 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 actstudent.org.

Important Health and Safety Information (updated 3/25/22)

  • Social distancing within the test center is encouraged.
  • All test-takers will be expected to follow the current Marshall University mask guidance guidelines located at https://www.marshall.edu/coronavirus.
  • 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.


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.

How to Get Your Scores

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 304-696-6391.

  • No Student Reports and no High School Reports are generated.
  • No Additional Score Reports will be generated to report scores to any other institution.
  • ACT On-Campus scores are not scored by ACT and, therefore, are not official transferable scores like those provided by The ACT National Test.

Retaking the ACT

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 retesting through the ACT On-Campus™ testing program. However, the 60 day rule does not apply to the national ACT tests.