Taking the ACT Residual at Bacone

Eligibility - ACT’s Rules:

  • To be eligible to take the ACT Residual at Bacone College, you must have either:
    • Enrolled at Bacone College,
    • Been accepted to Bacone College, or
    • Applied for admission to Bacone College.
  • ACT Residual scores are not transferable. In addition,:
    • Bacone cannot send ACT Residual scores to other institutions or to scholarship agencies.
    • Bacone cannot accept ACT Residual scores from other institutions.
  • You cannot retake an ACT Residual unless 60 or more days have passed. Please do not plan to take several ACT Residuals with the idea that “If I do badly on one, I can try for a higher score next week.”

What If:

  • What if I cannot take the Residual at Bacone and cannot have my ACT scores sent to Bacone because I took it somewhere else in the last 60 days?
    • Answer: You will be required to take an alternate test. The Office of Academic Affairs will have to   authorize it.

Signing Up—Test Supervisor’s Rules:

  • You should call to sign up with the Coordinator of Institutional Assessment Data to take an ACT test. (918 781-7247) While walk-ins are generally allowed, preference is given to people who have signed up. If there are not enough test booklets to go around, or if there are not enough chairs in the testing room, people who have signed up will be allowed to test; others may have to reschedule.
  • Payment must be in the form of cash, check or money order. If paying in cash, you must bring the exact amount (see below).
  • What if I cannot come up with the testing fee?
    • Answer:  You should talk to the Business Office, located in Journeycake Hall, and ask for this to be charged to your student account. The Business Office will notify the ACT Test Supervisor if this is authorized.
  • If you sign up and then do not show up, please do not assume that you are automatically signed up for the next test. You must reschedule with the ACT Test Supervisor for another available test date.

What to Bring to the Test:

  • Photo ID
  • Testing Fee payment of $40 in cash (correct change only), check or money order.
  • Two Number 2 pencils. (Not mechanical pencils.)
  • Calculators are optional. (No cell phones or any other device on the prohibited calculator list below.)

 The following types of calculators are prohibited:

  • Calculators with built-in computer algebra systems
  • Prohibited calculators in this category include:
  • Texas Instruments: All model numbers that begin with TI-89 or TI-92 and the TI-Nspire CAS Note: The TI-Nspire (non-CAS) is permitted.
  • Hewlett-Packard: HP 48GII and all model numbers that begin with HP 40G, HP 49G, or HP 50G
  • Casio: Algebra fx 2.0, ClassPad 300 and ClassPad 330, and all model numbers that begin with CFX-9970G
  • Hand-held, computer tablet, or laptop computers, including PDAs
  • Electronic writing pads or pen-input devices—Note: The Sharp EL 9600 is permitted.
  • Calculators built into cell phones or any other electronic communication devices
  • Calculators with a typewriter keypad (letter keys in QWERTY format)—Note: Letter keys not in QWERTY format are permitted.

Special Accommodations for Examinees with Disabilities

ACT requires Bacone to verify with documentation from an appropriate professional that a student needs special accommodations. Documentation must come from a physician for a physical disability and a learning disability specialist or psychiatrist/psychologist for a learning disability.

If a student plans to request special accommodations for an ACT Residual, he should submit his supporting documentation to the Office of Academic Affairs. The Office of Academic Affairs will notify the ACT Test Supervisor if it has been decided to authorize special accommodations.

Here is what ACT allows:

  • Extended time.
  • Help with marking responses in the test booklet.
  • An interpreter to sign spoken instructions.
  • Food, drink or medication (for medical conditions).

Note: ACT no longer allows readers on ACT Residuals.

If a student requires other accommodations (Braille, large type, audio DVD version of the ACT, assistance of a reader, or any other accommodation not mentioned above), then he should contact ACT at (319) 337-1332 to arrange for Special Testing. He can also go to their website at www.actstudent.org and look under “Students with Disabilities” for more information.