The ACT On-Campus, formerly called the ACT- Residual, is offered to applicants of the University of West Georgia who for whatever reason did not take a nationally standardized exam such as the SAT or ACT or who have been informed by the Admissions Office that this test is required in order to meet the eligibility for admission.

BEFORE registering for a test date, please note the following:

  1. Only applicants to UWG are eligible to register for the test.  You must have already submitted an application, been assigned a 917 student ID number, and told by an admissions representative that this test is an option for you.
  2. The scores from this test are reported ONLY to the UWG admissions office.  They are not sent to any other institution or person.
  3. Cost for the ACT On-Campus is $60, payable online only by debit/credit card.  Should an examinee be absent from the test date for any reason, a partial refund of $25 can be requested.  The test fee is NOT transferrable to another date.
  4. Check-in for the test begins at 7:45 am on the test date, and the test starts promptly at 8:00 am.  Anyone who arrives late, regardless of the reason, will not be eligible to test. Testing will conclude around 12:00pm.
  5. Scores are available within 3-5 business days after the test date.  
  6. There is a four month waiting period between attempts.  


Upcoming Testing DatesRegistration Deadline
Friday, September 17, 2021 at 8:00am Friday, September 10, 2021 
Friday, November 19, 2021 at 8:00amFriday, November 12, 2021

If you are a student requesting accommodations for ACT On-Campus testing, please be sure to directly contact Academic Testing Services at (678) 839-6435 or prior to registration. You will be required to submit documentation in order to receive approval for accommodations. 


Register for ACT On-Campus exam 

Parking information: Parking for tests administered in the UWG Testing Office is the Tyus Hall Lot; note the ATM at the edge of the lot and UWG Student Health Services Building. See UWG Campus Map for details, and locate Strozier Hall for the Academic Testing Center location. Please do not forget a valid, government-issued photo ID is required for testing.

When registration is complete, you will receive an email notification which serves as your receipt and contains additional information regarding what to bring with you on the test date, where to report, and where to park.


COVID Guidelines for Testing

In accordance with the CDC and USG guidelines for COVID19, the instructions below should be followed when arriving at the Testing Center in Strozier Hall:

  1. Effective immediately, fully vaccinated individuals at University System of Georgia (USG) institutions, including the University of West Georgia, can resume campus classes and other activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing themselves from others, in alignment with updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and USG.

    Unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to get a vaccine, to continue wearing a face covering, and to continue physically distancing from others when possible.
  2. When entering Strozier Hall, if others are present in the lobby or main office, stay a minimum of 6 feet away from other people in the waiting area. Signage will be available to direct you to an available seat. The Testing Center Staff will greet you in the lobby at the time of your testing appointment. 
  3. If you need assistance, please wait in the lobby if someone is already being helped in the front office until they exit.
  4. Hand sanitizing stations will be available in the lobby, locker room and testing rooms. Please be sure to sanitize your hands upon entrance and exit of the Testing Center and any other entry points. 
  5. Testing check-in will be done individually and the Testing Center staff will provide you with further instructions at the time of your appointment to ensure a safe testing experience for everyone.
  6. If you are experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID19, please call the Testing Center to reschedule your test.

*If you have any concerns about testing in a face to face environment, please contact our testing office at 678-839-6435 or We are happy to help!