RCT - Reading Comprehension Test
The Reading Comprehension Test (RCT) is a paper-pencil based test measuring reading comprehension levels of applicants to TAMU - Commerce. The RCT is required for admissions for students who have been out of high school more than 5 years or have received their GED. The RCT, for these students only, replaces the need for SAT or ACT scores. Scores will be reported to the examinee and the admissions office immediately upon completion of the exam. The exam can be repeated again after a 30 day waiting period.
RCT Test Dates and Fees:
The RCT is given during office hours and the fee is $10. The fee is payable by cash, credit cards, or money order, NO PERSONAL CHECKS. Call 903-886-5122 to schedule an appointment.
What to Expect on the day of the Exam:
- Report to McDowell Business Administration Building Room 315 on the date and time for which you are scheduled.
- A valid photo ID is required.
- The test is 35 minutes long and has 40 questions.
Do NOT bring*
- cellular phones
- watch with audible alarm
- mechanical pencils
- foreign language dictionaries
- notes or other aids
- scratch paper
- Compass, protractor, ruler, or any other aids
- pagers or beepers
- photographic devices
- CD or tape players
- reading material
- food, drink (including water)
*If any of the prohibited items are brought to the center they will be taken up and turned off (if necessary). The center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Test Prep Resources:
For additional information, including study material if available, go to www.actstudent.org/testprep (prepare using only the reading section information).