TESTING CENTER ::
The ANC Testing Center is located in Room S146 of the Statehouse Hall. The Testing Center makes every effort to accommodate the needs of our students and the community and offers a variety of testing options.
ANC offers the CLEP exam to anyone looking to earn college credit through the exam. Anyone needing to take the CLEP exam must:
Anyone interested in any additional information about the CLEP exams, should go to College Board website.. Current and potential ANC students are encouraged to read the most up-to-date version of the ANC course catalog as well as the information on the CLEP website before scheduling an exam.
In accordance with Section 19 of Act 1052 of 1987, all degree seeking, entering students must demonstrate mastery of basic skills in writing, reading, and mathematics. ANC will accept ACT, SAT, COMPASS, and Accuplacer scores for placement in these subjects. All scores are valid for 5 years from the testing date. The Arkansas Department of Higher Education followed guidelines and issued cut-off scores for student placement in college level or preparatory level courses in math, English composition, and reading skills. For a copy of the score placement sheet used by Arkansas Northeastern College, contact the Admissions Office or your advisor.
Beginning January 1, 2017, COMPASS has come to an end and Arkansas Northeastern College currently gives the Classic Accuplacer exam as its new placement test.
► Free web-based study app sign-up for students (Students will need to get the Classic Accuplacer version of the Study App)
ANC offers the Accuplacer placement test by appointment on the Main campus in Blytheville. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm. To schedule an appointment, contact the Testing Center at 870-762-3104 or email the Testing and Academic Success Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accuplacer placement testing is available at the other ANC campuses as follows:
Osceola Center - Placement testing is given once per month. For information on the next scheduled testing date, contact 870-563-3236.
Paragould Center - For dates and times, please contact 870-239-3200.
Crisp Center - By appointment only. Contact Kiesha McGaughy at 870-763-6222 to schedule an appointment.
Leachville Center - By appointment only. Contact Beth Thompson at 870-539-2393 to schedule an appointment.
To request a copy of your placement test scores, please fill out the Placement Score Request Form. If you are requesting COMPASS scores, please read the following before requesting your scores from Arkansas Northeastern College.
Beginning January 1, 2017, COMPASS removed college's access to student placement scores. Before that, ANC managed to archive scores that were less than 5 years old, as of November 2016. This was done due to COMPASS test scores only being valid for five years, and we wanted to make sure that students with valid scores were able to have access to those scores. Thus, if the college is unable to find your COMPASS score, that score if five years old or older or it was not in the section of score in the COMPASS at the time that ANC archived test scores.
Beginning April 1, 2016, the National League of Nursing (NLN) changed its PAX testing platform. With that change came the merging of its two PAX exams, PAX PN and PAX RN, into one PAX exam. The PAX exam is the pre-admission nursing exam required for students applying to ANC's Associate Degree Nursing (RN) Program or Practical Nursing (LPN) Program. The NLN PAX exams are scheduled during the Spring and Fall semesters. Students are encouraged to reserve their testing early as seats are limited and test dates fill-up quickly. Students are allowed to take the PAX exam twice in an application year; once in the Fall and once in the Spring semester.
Again, students are reminded that they may take the PAX exam test twice per application period but no more than once per semester as scheduled in the Fall and Spring prior to the March 31st application deadline. PAX Testing is scheduled in the Testing Center on the ANC Main campus in Blytheville and at the ANC Paragould Center in Paragould. PAX dates are posted on this site once they are available (see dates below). Dates may be rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances such as campus closure due to inclement weather.
Before Registering for an Exam
To register for a test date, please follow the instructions by the NLN. Please keep the following in mind as you register:
On Test Day
The following are the PAX exam dates. Students should read all of the information in the NLN PAX Exam section above before attempting to register for an exam.
Blytheville Campus - Testing Center - Room S146
Registration for Spring opens Saturday, January 14, 2017
February 15, 2017 @ 9:00am - Wednesday in Room S146
February 17, 2017 @ 1:00pm - Friday in Room S146
March 3, 2017 @ 1:00pm - Friday in Room S146
March 8, 2017 @ 9:00am - Wednesday in Room S146
March 10, 2017 @ 1:00pm - Friday in Room S146
March 15, 2017 @ 9:00am - Wednesday in Room S146
March 17, 2017 @ 1:00pm - Friday in Room S146
March 20, 2017 @ 9:00am - Monday in Room S140
March 22, 2017 @ 1:00pm - Wednesday in Room S140
March 20, 2017 @ 9:00am - Thursday in Room S146
March 31, 2017 @ 1:00pm - Friday in Room S146
Paragould Campus - Room 204
Proper ID: Make sure you know what to bring to the Testing Center on the day of the exam. Be especially aware of identification requirements. All tests require a picture ID. Improper ID will keep you from testing.
Dress comfortably: Wear layered clothing. Temperatures that are comfortable to some examinees may not be comfortable for you. You do not want to be distracted by the temperature in the testing room.
Inclement weather: If ANC is closed due to inclement weather, testing will be canceled or postponed. If you are scheduled for an exam on a date when inclement weather is predicted or has occurred, please check the ANC website or Facebook page for closing information. If we must postpone or are unable to test, we will contact you the next working day to reschedule your appointment.
Availability: Each test session has limited seating; therefore, students are encouraged to register early and not wait until the last minute. This provides optimal testing conditions and a distraction-free, secure testing environment.
Prohibited materials: Cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned OFF (not placed on silent) during testing. Using or answering phones during testing is grounds for immediate dismissal from the testing center and your test score will be invalid.
Accuplacer & Calculators: The Accuplacer Exam prohibits the use of any calculator (including the Windows calculator) for its exam other than the built-in calculator provided on its exam, unless it is recommended accomodation by ANC Disability Services. Violators of this will have their test scores invalid (including their Reading and Writing scores).
Please Note: To schedule an appointment to have a test proctored, please call the Testing Center at 870-762-3104 or email the Testing Coordinator at email@example.com.
Proctoring ANC Tests
ANC Faculty looking to have their tests proctored by the ANC Testing Center should contact the Testing Center to make an appointment and must complete the Exam Proctoring Cover Sheet, regardless if the exam is computer based or paper and pencil. If you intend to test your entire class with the Testing Center, you will need to attach a copy of your student roster with the Exam Proctoring Cover Sheet. In filling ou the form, be sure that you will it out completely and include any specific instructions that the Test Proctor will need to administer th test, the materials a student may be allowed to use during th exam, etc.
Testing for Other Colleges
ANC will proctor tests for students taking correspondence courses from other accredited colleges and universities. Call in advance to set an appointment. Students are responsible for making sure that their instructor contacts the Testing and Academic Success Coordinator and provides all the necessary information to administer your exam before your test date. You may also be asked ot fill out a form for the Testing Center's records.
Students who require special accommodations for physical and/or learning disabilities must:
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