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Test Information


Residual ACT Exam Information

The Residual ACT Exam is an opportunity for prospective students to take an ACT test on Cedarville University’s campus. While this exam is similar to the national test with the same four sections (English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science), the scores for the Residual ACT can only be used here at Cedarville University. These scores cannot be sent to another organization/school and cannot be used for athletic eligibility purposes.

To be eligible to take the Residual ACT, prospective students must first complete the online portion of the application for admission to Cedarville (either College Now or undergraduate). They will not be permitted to take the exam without submitting their application.

Things to Know about the Residual ACT

  • The cost for the exam is $75.00. Payment will be taken during the registration process.
  • There is a 60-day waiting period if a student wants to re-take the Residual ACT. There is no waiting period between a national ACT test and Residual ACT.
  • There is no writing section for the Residual ACT Exam at Cedarville.
  • The exam lasts four hours, so please plan accordingly.
  • Students must bring a photo ID with them on the day of the test (driver’s license, learner’s permit, passport, school ID, etc.). Without that ID, students will not be permitted to take the exam. If students do not have a photo ID, they can complete the student identification letter which is available on the ACT website. The letter will be collected on the day of the exam.
  • Calculators are allowed for the mathematics section of the exam only. Please refer to the ACT website to make sure that your calculator is approved.

The following dates and times are open for registration, and registration closes three days before each scheduled Residual ACT:

    If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

    Advanced Placement Credit

    High school students may receive advanced collegiate standing by participating in the advanced placement program. Up to 40 semester credits may be earned through this program or by other test-out procedures. Hours earned through the advanced placement program do not count as hours in residence toward graduation with honors.

    To earn credit though advanced placement, students must enroll in specific advanced placement courses offered by their respective high schools. Upon completing these courses, students take individual advanced placement examinations in each advanced placement course. Students may earn college credit for advanced placement scores of three, four, or five. Students should request that scores from these examinations be sent directly to Cedarville University by entering code number 1151 on their registration forms. Upon receiving these scores the college awards the appropriate amount and type of credit for each examination as determined by each academic department. No fees, other than the fees accompanying the examinations, must be paid in order to receive the college credit. In some cases, sophomore standing in particular subject areas may be earned through these examinations. Students should contact their local high schools to obtain advanced placement course and registration information. Click on the button below to view more information about examination standards and course equivalents.

    CLEP Test Information

    The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) allows students to earn college credit by passing examinations in subject areas in which they have already developed college-level knowledge and understanding.