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Testing Services

ACT Test


The ACT® test is required for two of Rowan College's Allied Health programs: DMS (Diagnostic Medical Sonography) and NMT (Nuclear Medicine Technology).

There are two forms of the ACT® test and both are offered on the Rowan College campus: 

  • Residual test
  • National test.

The Residual ACT® ​​can only be used at Rowan College. The National ACT® score reports may be sent to other colleges and universities.

The Residual test is issued through the RCSJ Testing Center. Test dates can be found in the Allied Health Selective Admissions Packets. Students must sign-up in person at the RCSJ Testing Center. Tests are issued on specific Saturday dates and students must report at 7:30 am. Testing begins promptly at 8 a.m. Students who are late will not be seated.

Please note: Duplicate copies of Residual scores cannot be obtained from ACT or Rowan College.

The National ACT® also is issued at Rowan College. However, students must schedule their testing date through the ACT® website and pay for the exam online. National test results may be sent to other colleges. Register at


What is not permitted during testing?

Cell phones or any electronic devices are not permitted during testing. These items cannot be held by testing staff. Students with these items will not be permitted to test.

What is on the test?

The ACT® test consists of four subject tests: English, mathematics, reading and science.

How long is the test?

English: 75 questions, 45 minutes
Mathematics: 60 questions, 60 minutes
Reading: 40 questions, 35 minutes
Science: 40 questions, 35 minutes

What is the cost?

Please refer to the current Allied Health Packet.

How do I register for the test?

Registration must be done in person at the Testing Center during regular business hours.

When and where is the test scheduled?

The Residual ACT® is scheduled three times a year on Saturdays​ in September, December and February. Students must report to the testing room at 7:30 a.m. The test begins promptly at 8 a.m. The test is given on the Rowan College campus; room locations vary, depending on the number of students testing. The location will be written on students' registration forms.

How do I get my results?

Official test results are mailed to students approximately 4 to 6 weeks after testing. For the February Residual ACT® only, tests are hand scored and Admissions sends students a form notifying them whether they have met the
minimum required score. The student will receive an official copy in the mail.

What score do I need to pass the test?

Minimum required scores can be found in the Allied Health Admission Packets. The ACT® score is a composite of all four tests.

May I retake the test?

A minimum of 60 days must elapse before repeat Residual Testing. Students may take the ACT® no more than 12 times total.

How long are scores valid?

Currently, there is no expiration date. Check the Allied Health Packets for updates.

What do I bring on the test date?

Valid identification (see
Sharpened no. 2 pencils with good erasers (no mechanical pencils)
A permitted calculator (see​

How can I prepare for the test?

More information about test day, including complete practice tests, can be found in the free booklet, Preparing for the ACT®. Download it from Practice test booklets are available at the Testing Center and are given to students when they sign up for the test.

Can you accommodate students with disabilities?

For any documented disabilities, please contact the Department of Special Services at 856-415-2265.​

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