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ACT Residual 

General Information:

The ACT Residual (ACTR) is a three-hour exam for students that are seeking entrance into the Teacher Education Program or admission into UTC.

Also, the Math Department uses the math score from the ACT or the ACTR in order to determine the correct math course placement for a student.  If the ACTR is used for math placement, the student must take the entire ACTR, not just the math section.

The ACTR test score is only valid for UTC and cannot be transferred to another university.  If you are planning to use your ACTR score in order to apply for scholarships, please check with the Admissions Office (423-425-4662) to be sure the residual exam satisfies scholarship requirements.

On test day, a total of three and one-half hours will be required for exam administration.  The exam fee is $50, payable by check, cash, or money order to UTC (non-refundable).


Test Dates: 
The ACTR is administered by appointment only on Monday afternoons at 1:00pm in Hooper Hall, room 205.  During summer months, the ACTR is offered more frequently (not just on Mondays) in order to accommodate those that need to take the test for math placement.  Once we have received the registration form and $50 registration fee, we will call to arrange a testing time. 

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Registration Instructions:

1.  Completely fill out the registration form.  Click HERE for the registration form.

2.  Mail the registration form and check (payable to UTC in the amount of $50.00) to the address on the registration form.  Once your registration form and non-refundable fee are received, you will receive a phone call or email to schedule a test date.  Once a test date is scheduled, a receipt confirmation and driving directions will be sent to you by return mail.  Please note, if you need to reschedule for any reason, including arriving too late for your scheduled test or arriving without ID or test fee, you must pay a $25 rescheduling fee.

3.  You must have the following items with you on the day of the test:

  • Picture identification

  • Calculator

  • Sharpened no. 2 pencils

Test Results:  A copy of your test results will be mailed to you approximately one week after the exam.  A copy of your results will also be forwarded to the appropriate department(s).

Please Note:  If you have taken the ACTR within the last 60 days, you are not eligible to test.

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