ACT Test

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)
July 18, 2020* June 19, 2020 June 20-26, 2020

*No test centers are scheduled in New York for the July test date.

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 that are currently documented with the Office of Disability Services should contact the Office on their respective campus to arrange for accommodations on the ACT Residual Test and provide a minimum three (3) weeks notification before a scheduled exam. If a student is not currently documented they will need to complete the attached packet, and submit it to the Office of Disability Services on their respective campus and obtain approval for testing accommodations prior to requesting accommodations on the ACT Residual Test. (Please see attached packet here for required documentation). Once approved, the Office of Disability Services will contact the Testing Coordinator on their respective campus to arrange for a testing time.

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

Senatobia Campus 

  • August 5th (24 students room 108)
  • August 12th (22 students Allied Health Building (RN) room 134)
  • Students must pre-register by email.  Contact Meg Ross
  • Must complete Covid 19 reporting form:
  • Test will be in Tate Hall Library Labs room 108
  • Test begins at 8:30 am
  • Student’s will bring a $50 money order made out to NWCC
  • Photo ID required, calculator permitted (see list below)
  • Must bring # 2 pencils (no mechanical pencils)
  • Follow the protocol for on campus social distancing – click here to view

DeSoto (Southaven): Student Development Center

  • November 5, 2020 (This date is currently at the maximum number of students allowed)
  • Email Nici Hill ( to pre-register. No walk-ins will be accepted. Phone 662-280-6121.
  • Testing 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.
  • Check-in – Student Development Center, Suite 237.
  • This center accepts $50 cash ONLY.
  • Must complete Covid 19 reporting form:
  • Follow the protocol for on campus social distancing – click here to view


Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center (Oxford):

  • September 18, 2020
  • Students must pre-register by email. Contact Darlene Greenlee,
  • Must complete Covid 19 reporting form:
  • Check-in time is 8:00 am in Room 104
  • Testing will begin promptly at 8:30 am
  • Students will bring $50 cash and Photo ID to check-in
  • Students will need to bring #2 pencils and permitted calculator (see list below), No Cell phones
  • Follow the protocol for on campus social distancing – click here to view

Important Notes

  • Permitted calculators are listed on the ACT websiteUse 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 40GHP 49G, or HP 50G
      • Casio: Algebra fx 2.0ClassPad 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.