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Placement and NWACC Tests

Please note: NWACC and the Testing Center will be operating under summer efficiency hours May 13, 2024 – August 3, 2024. During this time frame we will be closed on Fridays and Saturdays.

Use NWACC's testing center to take placement tests, online and make-up exams, the biological concepts exam and more.

The testing center is a weapons free zone. Please leave your weapon in your vehicle. If NWACC is closed, the testing center is closed. Notifications are posted on the NWACC homepage. 


Schedule Tests

View the various tests offered at the testing center and learn how to schedule and pay for each test. 

If you are testing for NWACC, please read the information below. If you are testing for another college/university, please see our Community Tests page for more information.

State law requires a placement test that demonstrates academic preparedness in reading, writing, and math. NWACC accepts ACT or Accuplacer.  Study materials and practice tests are available. Use the Placement Chart to see NWACC’s test score requirements.

The Accuplacer is a self-paced computerized exam offered in-person on the Bentonville campus or through an online remote proctoring service called Examity. Please see the information below for information about each option for testing.


  • Appointments are required. Proctoring for this exam is offered Mon. -Thurs. from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. (last test is seated at 6 p.m.).
  • Accuplacer fee is $10 per exam. All payments must be made through the link below.  Cash is not accepted.  Once payment is received, you will receive an email confirmation of your appointment.  Seating is limited so same day appointment requests will not be honored.
  • Students are provided scratch paper and a calculator is built into the test.  Students may NOT bring their own materials.
  • There is no time limit.

Schedule and Pay for In-Person Accuplacer Exam


  • Students will need a device for testing (desktop computer, laptop, or Chromebook), a steady internet connection, webcam, microphone and a distraction-free environment.
  • Accuplacer fee is $10 per exam. An additional proctor fee of $25 will be paid to Examity per testing appointment.
  • Once payment is received, you will receive an email from Accuplacer with directions on setting up an appointment through Examity.
  • There is no time limit.

Schedule and Pay for Virtual Accuplacer Exam


Accuplacer has a free mobile study app that can be downloaded to your devices. There are online study guides and practice tests available also. It is highly advisable that you refresh your skills before taking this placement test.

Testing Hours:

  • Mon. – Thurs., 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. (last test seated at 6:30 p.m.)

Helpful How-To-Guides:

Schedule Appointment

 Biological Concepts

  • Assessment of biological knowledge as a prerequisite option for BIOL 1544, which is required for Anatomy and Physiology I.
  • The computerized test consists of sixty multiple choice questions. A score of 23 is needed in order to pass.
  • One re-test is allowed.

Schedule and Pay for Your BIO CON Exam