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)
 April 8, 2017  March 3, 2017  March 4-17, 2017
June 10, 2017 May 5, 2017 May 6-19, 2017


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 Residual ACT is only valid for Northwest admission purposes.  Scores will not be accepted at other institutions.  Students wishing to attend anywhere other than NWCC will be required to take the National ACT test.

If you have any questions about the Residual ACT Test contact Meg Ross at 662-562-3204.


  • 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


  • March 29, 2017. The room is Library Lab 108. Students should arrive at 7:45 a.m. No pre-registration is necessary.

DeSoto (Southaven): Student Development Center – Suite 237

  • Test begins at 8:00 a.m. Students should arrive between 7:30 and 7:45 to be checked in.
  • March 23, 2017. Test begins at 12:00 p.m. Students should arrive between 11:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to be checked in.
  • Contact Nici Hill (662-280-6121) to register for the test at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Check-in – Student Development Center, Suite 237.
  • This center accepts cash ONLY.

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

  • April 24, 2017.
  • Room 153.
  • Contact Darlene Greenlee – phone 662-281-1276.
  • 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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