Application and Registration for High School Students Taking College Courses | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Application and Registration

Before you apply, make sure to check your eligibility for NWACC's Early College Experience through your high school.

To be eligible, high school students must reach the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in grades 9 -12
  • Have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 for Transfer or General Education courses
  • Have a high school cumulative GPA of 2.0 for Career and Technical courses
  • Have an appropriate placement score on the ACT, SAT, COMPASS, or Accuplacer
  • Have approval from high school Counselor

Placement Score Requirements by Test Type:

 Test Type English Reading Math
ACT 19 19 21
Accuplacer 83 78 86 Elementary Algebra and 42 College Math
ASPIRE 428 428 434 plus a C or better in Algebra II
COMPASS 80 83 65
SAT 480 480 500


Application and Registering Process:
Check with your high school counselor to pick up an application form. You will need to complete this form, sign it, and turn it in at the time of class registration.

If you are under 18 when the semester begins, your parent or guardian must also sign the form.