Testing Information

National ACT, Residual ACT, SAT Testing, 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 (per academic year) 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 E.E. Tourtellotte 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 2016-2017:
  • June 11, 2016
  • September 10, 2016
  • October 22, 2016 
  • December 10, 2016
  • February 11, 2017
  • April 8, 2017
  • June 10, 2017

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 E.E. Tourtellotte 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 2016-2017:

  • May 5, 2016 (registration full)
  • August 4, 2016
  • November 3, 2016
  • January 5, 2017
  • February 2, 2017
  • March 2, 2017
  • May 4, 2017
  • July 14, 2016 (registration full)
  • September 15, 2016
  • November 17, 2016
  • January 19, 2017
  • April 20, 2017

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.

SAT Testing

The SAT Test is a standardized test widely used for college admissions. The test is intended to assess a student's readiness for college curriculum. The test consists of two sections: Mathematics and Critical Reading and Writing, with an optional essay section. The test takes three hours to complete plus 50 minutes for the essay. Possible scores on the SAT range from 400 to 1600.

Students must register for the SAT online. Practice tests and test-taking information is available at student.collegeboard.org

On the test day, students are required to check in on the first floor of the E.E. Tourtellotte Student Center with their photo ID and registration ticket, and will proceed to room 224 together. The test begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. An approved calculator is recommended. 

SAT test dates for 2016-2017:

  • October 1, 2016
  • January21, 2017
  • May 6, 2017


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