Northwest offers the ACT (American College Testing), both National and Residual, on regularly scheduled dates.

National ACT  Testing Dates

Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
December 12, 2015 November 6, 2015 November 7–20, 2015
February 6, 2016* January 8, 2016 January 9–15, 2016
April 9, 2016 March 4, 2016 March 5–18, 2016
June 11, 2016** May 6, 2016 May 7–20, 2016


To register, go to this website location:

Registration forms may also be obtained at your high school or from the Student Development Center.

Residual ACT


  • The fee is $40.00 cash or money order only.
  • LYTC  (Oxford) and the DeSoto Center accept cash only.
  • Students may not take the Residual ACT test twice within a 60 day period.
  • An application for admission must be on file, before the test date.
  • Students must present a valid photo ID at the test.

Testing Dates & Locations

Senatobia: Library Lab in room 106 of Tate hall.  

Test begins at 8 am.  Students should arrive between 7:30 and 7:45 to be checked in.

  • January 6th, 2016.

DeSoto (Southaven): Student Development Center – Suite 237

Test begins at 8 am. Students should arrive between 7:30 and 7:45 to be checked in.

  • No dates set.
  • Registration in Suite 237 at 7:30 AM
    This center accepts cash ONLY

Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center (Oxford): Room 153 at 7:45 a.m. on dates below:

  • December 1, 2015 7:45 AM Room 153
  • Contact Brenda Holmes to register. Phone (662) 238-7952
  • This center accepts $40 cash ONLY.
  • #2 pencils ACT approved calculator NO cell phones

Important notes

  • Permitted calculators are listed on the ACT website. Use of a prohibited calculator is not permitted. Below is a list of prohibited calculators.
    • calculators with built-in computer algebra systems Prohibited calculators in this category include:
      • Texas Instruments: All model numbers that begin with TI-89 or TI-92 and the TI-Nspire CAS—Note: The TI-Nspire (non-CAS) is permitted.
      • Hewlett-Packard: HP 48GII and all model numbers that begin with HP 40G, HP 49G, or HP 50G
      • Casio: Algebra fx 2.0, ClassPad 300 and ClassPad 330, and all model numbers that begin with CFX-9970G
    • handheld, tablet, or laptop computers, including PDAs
    • electronic writing pads or pen-input devices—Note: The Sharp EL 9600 is permitted.
    • calculators built into cell phones or any other electronic communication devices
    • calculators with a typewriter keypad (letter keys in QWERTY format)—Note: Letter keys not in QWERTY format are permitted.

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