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-6pm. The Compass exam is not offered on Saturdays.
Always see the Student Records office followed by the Cashier's window to pay the $10 fee prior to testing.
You can study for the COMPASS by visiting www.act.org/compass.
Need a copy of your Compass Scores? Fill out this Compass Score Release Form and fax it to the Testing Center at 479-619-2223 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