American College Testing
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American College Testing
A standardized examination produced by the American College Testing program used for admission purposes. There are two types of ACT exams. One is referred to as "national" which means it was taken on a national test date. These dates are scheduled a year in advance with one being offered approximately every other month. The other type is known as "residual" meaning it is offered by a college or university on a regular basis, but not on the same day a national exam is scheduled. Residual ACT scores are only applicable at the institution where the test was administered. NOTE: Only the national exam is acceptable for NCAA athletic eligibility. The ACT has four subtests, the sum of whose scores must meet the acceptable composite score.