Contact Information

Placement/NWACC Tests479.619.4354
Non-NWACC Tests479.986.4078


Center Hours



WED & THURS 8:30am–5:30pm


Last placement test is started at 5:00 pm each day.  All NWACC tests (if allowed by instructor) have two hours past closing time to be completed.  All non-NWACC tests need to see the listing above for their allowable seating times.

Placement Tests

  • If you are testing for NWACC, please read the information below. If you are testing for another college/university, please see our Non-NWACC Proctored Exams page for more information.
  • State law requires a placement test that demonstrates academic preparedness in reading, writing and math.  NWACC accepts ACT, COMPASS, or Accuplacer Classic version.
  • 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). 
  • 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 starting the exam are Mondays through Thursdays 8:30 am-5:00 pm (students have 2 hours after the last seating time to complete their exam). The Accuplacer exam is not offered on Fridays or Saturdays during the Summer Semester.

  • To obtain study aids for the Accuplacer Exam, please visit

  • 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.

  • Once you have completed the entire placement test, you are ready to schedule your orientation
    and/or meet with an advisor
  • Accuplacer Placement Chart- Score requirements for NWACC courses are listed on this chart.
  • For students needing accommodations, please contact the DRC before testing.


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Need a copy of your Accuplacer Scores?

Fill out this Score Release Form and email it to

Make sure to sign, complete all information, and under requested information check placement scores to obtain your Accuplacer scores.


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