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ACT Test

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

  • To register for the National ACT, click here.
  • ACT Test Prep click here.
  • Sign up to take the residual/on-campus ACT at Northwest here

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 for the On Campus ACT 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 On Campus ACT 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 On Campus ACT testing. (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.

on Campus ACT testing

The On Campus ACT testing 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 On Campus ACT test, contact Missy Kelsay at (662) 562-3309


  • The fee is $73.00 cash (correct change) or money order only.
  • LYTC  (Oxford) and the DeSoto Center accept cash only.
  • Students may not take the On Campus 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.
  • NOTE:  Click here to register for the ACT offered on Northwest campuses.

Testing Dates & Locations

Senatobia Campus

  • Upcoming Dates: Thursday, June 6th @ 8:30
  • Max Capacity: 25
  • Students should arrive by 8:15 a.m. to be checked-in and pay for testing to begin at 8:30.

  • Test will be in Tate Hall 106
  • Students will bring a $73 money order made out to NWCC (please use pen) or cash (correct change). 
  • Photo ID required, calculator permitted (see list below)
  • Must bring # 2 pencils (no mechanical pencils)
  • Email Missy Kelsay ( with questions.

DeSoto (Southaven): Student Counseling and Disability Services

  • Upcoming Date: TBD
  • Max Capacity: 25 (NoteNo walk-ins will be accepted. )
  • Students should arrive between 8:30-8:45 a.m. to be checked-in and pay.
  • Check-in Location: Student Development Center (Student Success Center) – Suite 237
  • Photo ID required, must bring personal calculator (see list below)
  • This center accepts $73 cash ONLY.
  • Email Harvey Hill ( with questions.

Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center (Oxford):

  • Upcoming Date: Friday, July 12 @ 10:00 am
  • Max Capacity: 25
  • Check-in time is 9:30 am in Room 105.
  • Students will bring $73 cash (correct change only)
  • Photo ID required, must bring permitted calculator (see list below)
  • Students will need to bring #2 pencils 
  • No Cell phones allowed
  • Email Ellen Brewer ( with questions.

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.