Testing Information

National ACT, Residual ACT, COMPASS Testing, CLEP Testing and associated testing dates. More information about test day, including complete practice tests, can be found on the ACT website and in the free booklet Preparing for the ACT.

National ACT

The National ACT is administered on six test dates in February, April, June, September, October and December. You must pre-register for the National ACT online. Registration must be submitted by the deadline designated by ACT. The test begins promptly at 8 a.m. Report in at the Student Center using the South entrance. You must bring (1) a picture ID and (2) the ticket provided by ACT.

National ACT test dates for 2015-2016:
  • September 12, 2015 (canceled due to low registration)
  • October 24, 2015
  • December 12, 2015
  • February 6, 2016
  • April 9, 2016
  • June 11, 2016

Residual ACT

The Residual ACT test is an acceptable alternative to the National ACT for students who plan to attend Eastern. The scores from these tests are acceptable for admission only at Eastern. The Residual ACT is offered at both the Wilburton and McAlester campuses. You must pre-register for the Residual ACT and bring the $40.00 registration fee to the testing room.

Testing begins at 9 a.m. in Student Center Room 224 at Wilburton and 9 a.m. in room 107 at the McAlester campus. The tests are timed and may be completed at approximately 12:30 p.m. No student can be admitted to the testing room after the designated start time. ACT requires a waiting period of 60 days between residual tests. Students are required to bring a picture ID.

Residual ACT test dates for 2015-2016:

  • August 6, 2015 (registration closed - test date full)
  • November 5, 2015 (registration closed - test date full)
  • January 7, 2016
  • February 4, 2016
  • March 3, 2016
  • May 5, 2016
  • September 17, 2015
  • November 19, 2015
  • January 21, 2016
  • April 21, 2016

Pre-Register online for Residual ACT

What happens if there is bad weather on test day?
If the campus closes due to severe or inclement weather, a notice will be posted on this webpage to notify students that tests are cancelled.

For the National ACT, you can also check the ACT website for test center cancellations. If the test administration is cancelled, there will be an announcement and the test will be rescheduled. You can check the website for your rescheduled test date and ACT will also notify you by mail or email. If your test center stays open, but you are unable to travel to the test center because of inclement weather, call ACT (319.337.1270) during the week after the test date for your options.


COMPASS is a placement test offered from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Testing Center without appointment. Students are allowed to test a total of four times in each area (writing, reading and math). Students may test the first two times free of charge, after that the tests are $5 each. COMPASS study preparation is available online at compasstestprep.com or www.testprepreview.com.

CLEP Testing

CLEP testing is offered by appointment only. Students wishing to take the CLEP test must fill out the EOSC CLEP Test Application and submit it along with a $20 test administration fee. Once the application and fee have been received, the Testing Center will contact the student to set up a testing date and time. CLEP charges an $80 fee for each test in addition to the $20 administration fee. Students must register for a CLEP exam and pay the exam fee through "My Account" on the CLEP website. Students must print their registration ticket to present to the EOSC Testing Center on test day.

Information for CLEP Test-Takers (pdf)

CLEP study prep is available online at www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/prep.html.

EOSC CLEP Test Application (pdf)


Gail Wilson
Testing Center Coordinator