The University of Louisville Testing Services, conveniently located for students in the Indiana and Kentucky region, is a national ACT test site. We also administer the ACT-Residual for prospective University of Louisville students.

There are two types of ACT: The National ACT and the ACT Residual.

The National ACT exam is accepted at ANY institution which requires the ACT exam for admission. You have to register for this exam through ACT, either online or by obtaining a registration packet from a university or local high school. The exam is offered 5-6 times a year and the scores take 4-6 weeks to be mailed to you and the schools that you request. Visit the National ACT website for online registration, test prep and frequently asked questions regarding the National ACT.

ACT Residual testing at the University of Louisville is designed for those who are enrolled, have been admitted, or have applied to U of L. The ACT Residual exam is ONLY accepted at the institution where it is taken. Therefore, an ACT Residual exam taken at U of L is NOT transferable to any other institution. If you are considering more than one school, believe you might transfer to another school, or want your score made available to another agency, you should take the National ACT exam. ACT Residual scores are NOT mailed to examinees. They are made available to our Admissions Office on the first business day following the test administration. You may view only your Composite ACT-R score (only after you have applied for admission to U of L and paid your application fee) on your personalized admissions page on your ULink account by clicking ULink > Undergraduate Admissions > View my Undergraduate Application Status > Application Status > Test Scores > VIEW ALL

ACT Residual Registration:

Register online to schedule your test date. Please be advised that you must wait 60 days to retake the ACT Residual if you are taking it again. The fee for the ACT Residual is $70 and due upon registration.  There are NO REFUNDS, no exceptions!  You must be registered at least ONE WEEK before the test to avoid the LATE registration fee of $25.  If you miss the exam and need to reschedule, you will have rescheduling information on your confirmation ticket.  However, please be aware that the exam is only offered 4-5 exam dates a year.

ACT Residual ON-DEMAND exam option: 

If you need an unscheduled exam date for your own convenience, Testing Services will offer an on-demand option of the ACT Residual.  The test may be scheduled on a weekday or weekend when the national test is not being offered.  If you are interested in this option, you must contact Tammy Roach in Testing Services at 502-852-6606 to schedule your date and time.  This option will require a $120 non-refundable registration fee due upon registration.

ADA Accommodations:  

If you have received ADA accommodations such as extended time, reduced distraction, a reader or a scribe from U of L's  (502-852-6938), please call our office BEFORE scheduling any exam.


ACT Residual Test Dates:


November 7