The American College Testing Program (ACT)
The ACT is taken by individuals applying to colleges and universities. The exam is comprised of subtests in English,
mathematics, reading, and science. There are two ways to take the ACT. The first is through
nationally-established test dates, where the test is typically given at area high schools. Check the ACT
registration bulletin or web site for these locations.
The second way is to take the ACT-Residual through Testing Services. (NOTE: Test content is the same
as National ACT.) The ACT-Residual is given only to students applying to, accepted at, or enrolled in the University
of Colorado at Boulder campus. Registration is accepted on a first come, first serve basis up until the deadline date.
Registration deadline is 4 business days prior to test date. No written confirmations will be mailed to you. The fee
for the ACT-Residual is $65.00, to be paid at the time of test registration. Make checks payable
to the University of Colorado. Credit cards also accepted.
The ACT is offered every third Wednesday of September, October, November, February, March, April, and July. Please call
our office for specific times and dates.
Cancellation Policy/Score Reporting:
A FULL REFUND is given if you cancel your registration at least two days before the scheduled test date. If you cancel
one day before or if you fail to show up on test day, NO REFUND will be granted. Test scores will be forwarded to the
CU Admissions office approximately one week after the test date. Test-takers will not receive an individual score report.
Retesting Policy: If you have taken ACT-R before, you must wait a full 60 days before retesting.
ACT-R testing is conducted in the Testing Office in Center for Community, Room N352 or, alternately in a classroom when
there is a large number of registrants. The test starts at 11:00 a.m. and runs to approximately 2:30 p.m.
Registration and information forms can be picked up at the Testing Office in Center for Community, Room N352. For more
information, call 303-492-5854.
The ACT web site is www.act.org.