Northwest College

Admissions Events

Placement Tests

Northwest College asks for your ACT, SAT, COMPASS and/or ACCUPLACER test scores to make sure you register into classes appropriate for your skill level. Find your ACT/SAT scores below to see if you will need to take an ACCUPLACER Test before you enroll in classes.

Test ScoreACCUPLACER Requirement
NO ACT/SAT score ACCUPLACER Tests required
(English and Math)
ACT/SAT English Sub-score is below 19/1350  ACCUPLACER English Test encouraged but not required
ACT/SAT math sub score
below 23/540
ACCUPLACER Math Test encouraged but not required

ACT English Sub-score of
19 or above with math
sub score 23 or above

SAT composite score
1500 or above with
math sub score 540 or above

No ACCUPLACER Test required

Students requiring special testing accommodations should contact the Student Success Center at 307-754-6135 or toll-free 800-560-4692 in advance of their New Student Registration Session.

Want to improve your test results?

You can retake individual ACCUPLACER Tests at a cost of $3 per session. ACCUPLACER Tests are administered at 5 p.m. Sunday evening and Monday morning (see schedule). Testing takes approximately two hours.


Brad Hammond
Registrar, Admissions and Judicial Affairs Director