ACT Residual

One lane on each side of Middle Tennessee Boulevard will be closed due to construction until July 2018.  Other entrances more accessible to use are Rutherford Boulevard, East Main Street, or Greenland Drive.  Printable maps/directions of the University and the Murfreesboro area can be found at


  • The ACT Residual is a college admissions examination. Scores are reported to MTSU only.
  • No scholarship monies are obtainable with the ACT Residual.
  • Test takers must register and have acceptable photo ID (valid driver's license).
  • Students are required to know or bring with them their Social Security number.

Visitors (Parking Passes)

All visitors are requested to use parking meters or obtain a permit from the Parking and Transportation Services office at 1403 East Main Street or print a visitor pass at; visitor permits are $2 per day.

Please see parking notices for the latest changes in parking on campus. All legal parking areas are designated by signs, painted stripes, or other marks. Be sure to check the posted signs BEFORE you park your automobile. If it isn't marked, don't park!  For parking questions, visit Parking Services' website.

To Register (required)

  • Online:

  • In person:
    Keathley University Center, room 107

  • By mail:
    • Testing Services
      MTSU Box 53
      Murfreesboro, TN 37132

A basic four function calculator may be used on the ACT Residual.

The exam starts at 7:30 A.M.and usually ends approximately 12:00 noon. Scores are normally reported to the Admissions office within one week of testing. A review course may be offered through the office of Continuing Studies (898-2462), and study guides may be purchased at bookstores.

Please note that you are required to wait sixty (60) days to retake this test.

Information regarding the ACT National is available by calling ACT at 319-337-1270 or visiting