ACT-R LogoHow to Register for the ACT-R?

Register for the ACT-R exam by calling 713-313-6838 and/or visiting the Testing Center, located at the University Learning Center, on the corner of Rosewood and Canfield streets. The direct google address is 3563 Rosewood Street, Houston, TX 77004. All examine must first pay for the examination before the exam date and time. All fees are payable to the Testing Center via online payment link. Once payment is made, an admission ticket will be issued to each examinee to assure proper seating for the ACT-R examination.   


ACT-R testing is conducted on the campus of Texas Southern University for the following students:

  1. Prospective Students
  2. Admitted Students
  3. Current Students

Students who do not intend to attend Texas Southern University are not eligible to take the ACT-R exam but may choose to schedule the National ACT exam through the official ACT website. You may select the University Testing Center as a testing location.

Test Dates

Please contact the University Testing Center at 713-313-6838 to discuss available dates/times to schedule the ACT-R examination. The 2018-2019 ACT Residual (ACT-R) examinations will be administered through September 30, 2019.


Scores from residual testing are only valid at Texas Southern University. The scores are non-transferable to other institutions and/or agencies. Scores from the ACT-Residual testing are reported to the Texas Southern University Academic College or School of the major listed on your admissions file. Additional score reports are not generated and/or reported to any other institution or agency.


A minimum of 60 days must elapse before another ACT Residual Test may be taken. Scores achieved before the minimum elapsed time will be canceled without refund. ACT restricts the number of times a student may take the ACT to 12 times total. ACT Residual Testing does count toward that maximum. Scores that exceed the maximum will be canceled without refund.

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Test Details

The total cost for the test is $55.00 payable to Texas Southern University at the time of registration by check, money order, or credit card. Cash payment is acceptable only at the Bursar's Office located in the Basement of the Bell Building; you will need to obtain an invoice from testing prior to making a cash payment to the Bursar’s office. The fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable.


A government issued UNEXPIRED ID with a recognizable photograph, signatures, such as a driver’s license, state ID, or Passport. Please   PRINT  a copy of your payment receipt.

Time Duration

The ACT-R Test is a 3 ½ hour exam without writing and 4 ½ hours is required with the writing.

Test Results

Test results will be sent directly to the Office of Admissions within 5-7 business days. The student will NOT receive a copy of the score. 


If you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment and wish to reschedule, you must contact the Testing Center before your test date to set another date for your examination.

Test Location

University Learning Center, 3563 Rosewood Street, Building #200