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Contact Information

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



Center Hours



FRI-SAT 9:00am–1:00pm

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.

Placement Tests

  • 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.

  • 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 Compass Scores?

Fill out this Score Release Form and fax it to Student Records at 479-619-2229
or email it to applications&records@nwacc.edu.
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