Learner Support Services

 Compass: Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Friday 9:00 am – 11:00 am

No appointment needed

Compass Test


 State law requires first time entering college students to demonstrate academic preparedness in reading, writing and math.

NWACC offers the internet-based COMPASS/ESL test for students to take their initial assessment
and for re-testing in one or more sections.

This is a self-paced computerized test offered at the main campus in Bentonville.

Appointments are not required for the Compass exam. Hours for taking the exam are Mondays through Thursdays 8:30am-5:30pm. The Compass exam is not offered on Saturdays.

Always see the Student Records office followed by the Treasure's window to pay the $10 fee prior to testing.

You can study for the COMPASS by visiting www.act.org/compass.

Compass Placement Chart


Need a copy of your Compass Scores? Fill out this Compass Score Release Form and fax it to the Student Records at 479-619-2229 or e-mail it. Make sure to sign, fill out all information, and under requested information check other and write compass score.

Questions or comments about the web site? Please contact : Testing Center