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

National ACT  Testing Date

Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
December 14, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 9-22, 2019

To register, go to this website location:

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

It is the policy of Northwest Mississippi Community College to provide students with disabilities appropriate testing accommodations on the ACT Residual Test. Students with disabilities are required to provide a minimum three (3) weeks notification before a scheduled exam for students without accommodations and appropriate documentation to the Office of Disability Services at for ACT Residual Testing accommodations (please see attached packet here for required documentation). Students testing with approved accommodations will need to contact the Testing and Assessment department at , to schedule their exam at least two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled exam date for students without accommodations. Students with approved accommodations will not test in the same session as students without any accommodations but will test at time that allows for the requested accommodations.

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 $50.00 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


  • No dates set.  The room is Tate library lab room 106.  Students should arrive at 7:45 a.m. Test starts at 8:00 a.m. No pre-registration is necessary.

DeSoto (Southaven): Student Development Center – Suite 237

Upcoming ACT dates – DeSoto

  • December 10, 2019
  • Tests will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m.
  • Students should arrive between 7:30 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. to be checked in and pay.
  • Contact Nici Hill (662)-280 6121 to register for the test at least 24 hours in advance. Space is limited, and students are taken on a first come, first served basis.
  • Check-in – Student Development Center, Suite 237.
  • This center accepts $50 cash ONLY.

Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center (Oxford):

  • No dates set.
  • Test begins at 8:00 a.m. Students should arrive 7:45 a.m. to be checked in.
  • Room 153.
  • Contact phone 662-281-1276.
  • This center accepts $50 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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