Administer the ACT

Become an ACT Test Center 

Your school can request to be a test center for students taking the ACT. 

As a test center, your school provides: 

  • A staff member to serve as the Test Coordinator
  • Other school staff to serve as room supervisors and proctors 
  • Quiet rooms for testing on ACT test dates 
  • Plenty of space between examinees, for security purposes 
  • Devices to be used for testing
  • A secure testing environment consistent with ACT requirements
  • A secure location to store test materials 

There are currently more than 7,500 ACT test centers in operation around the world, and many of them operate in institutions of higher learning. 

Complete the ACT National Test Center Request form if you would like your institution to become an ACT Test Center (for locations in the United States, US territories, or Puerto Rico).

Complete the ACT International Test Center Request form if you would like your institution to become an ACT Test Center (for locations outside the United States).


ACT On-Campus (Residual) Testing for the ACT

An on-campus or "residual" testing program is available to ACT-participating colleges to administer the ACT to students who were unable to test on an ACT National Testing date or desire to retest at your campus. Scores can only be used at your campus. ACT Residual Testing is limited to students who are in the application process, have been admitted, or have enrolled at your institution. Score results are official and can be used for admission, course placement, and other enrollment management decisions.