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ACT Residual College Entrance Exam

Who is eligible to take the test?

Students who are admitted to WMU or prospective students wishing to be admitted to WMU or ATYP. Scores are only available to WMU and will not be sent to other schools for review.

Contact information
Academically Talented Youth Program
Phone: (269) 387-3553

How to prepare

ACT Online Prep is the only online test preparation program designed exclusively by ACT test development professionals. ACT Online Prep has practice test questions, practice essays with real-time scoring, a diagnostic test, and a personalized Study Path. Access the ACT Online Prep website.

The Real ACT Prep Guide is the official published guide to the ACT. This book includes three practice tests previously used in test administrations; each with an optional writing rest. The book includes explanations for all right and wrong answer choices.

Review the sample questions and explanations at

How to register

  1. Fill out the ACT residual test registration form.
  2. Upon receipt of the completed online registration form, you will receive an automatic reply that your registration has been received. No other confirmation will be sent.
  3. A check made payable to Western Michigan University for $45 must be received by the Monday prior to the test or your reservation may be forfeited. Mail it to:
    Western Michigan University/ATYP
    ACT Residual Testing
    1903 W Michigan Ave
    Kalamazoo MI 49008-5244 USA
  4. On the testing date, arrive 15 minutes early as the exam begins promptly at 9 a.m. The exam usually finishes between noon and 12:30 p.m.
  5. Be sure to bring the correct identification information and calculator. You can find information on identification, permitted calculators and test preparation at

2014-15 available test dates

Frequently asked questions

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