The last test M-Th is seated at 5:30 p.m. and the last test on F-S is seated at 11:00 a.m. Please see the pages listed above for seating information concerning the seating practices and location availability for each type of test administered in the center.
State law requires a placement test that demonstrates academic preparedness in reading, writing and math. NWACC accepts ACT, COMPASS, or Accuplacer.
All placement exam scores for initial course placement must be less than 5 years old. If you have never taken a placement test or your scores are past the expiration time frame, you may take the Accuplacer exam at the NWACC Testing Center ($10 fee). COMPASS testing will be offered on a limited basis through Nov. 18, 2016.
The Accuplacer is a self-paced computerized exam offered on the Bentonville campus only. Accuplacer has a free mobile study app that can be downloaded to your devices. There are online study guides/practice tests available also. It is highly advisable that you refresh your skills before taking this placement test.
Appointments are not required for the Accuplacer exam. Hours for taking the exam are Mondays through Thursdays 8:30 am-8:00 pm (last test seated at 5:00 pm) and Fridays 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (last test seated at 11:00 am) The Accuplacer exam is not offered on Saturdays.
Always see the Enrollment Support Center office followed by the Treasurer's window to pay the $10 fee prior to testing. Bring the receipt and a photo ID to the Testing Center.
For students needing accommodations, please contact the DRC before testing.
Need a copy of your Compass Scores?
Fill out this Score Release Form and fax it to Student Records at 479-619-2229 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to sign, complete all information, and under requested information check "other" and write COMPASS or Accuplacer score.
Questions or comments about the web site? Please contact: Testing Center