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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.



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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.  Testing candidates who arrive at the Testing Center with no photo ID or improper ID will not be allowed to test.


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 accommodation 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 or click the button below.

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ANC offers the CLEP exam to anyone looking to earn college credit through the exam.  Anyone needing to take the CLEP exam must:

  1. Call the Testing Center at 870-762-3104 and make an appointment.  ANC asks that CLEP testers try to schedule their test about a week or so in advance, as during high testing periods (for example, registration) CLEP testing may be difficult to schedule on short notice.

  2. After scheduling their appointment, students must pay a fee online to the College Board website to receive an exam ticket.  The ticket must then be presented to the Testing and Academic Success Coordinator in Statehouse Hall room S146 of the Blytheville campus where the test will be administered online.

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.


►  Study Questions for the Classic Accuplacer

►  Free web-based study app sign-up for students (Students will need to get the Classic Accuplacer version of the Study App)





ANC offers Accuplacer placement testing on the Main campus in Blytheville on the following walk-in schedule:


Testing Hours for the Main Campus during Registration

Beginning July 1, 2017 and for the remainder of the Fall 2017 registration period, the Testing Center will have new hours.  With the change to the Testing Center schedule, there are some important terms and conditions:

  1. For Testing after 4:30pm and on Saturdays, students MUST complete and return an ANC Admissions Application to the ANC Admissions Office before they will be allowed to test.
         ► Not completing an admissions application will result in the student not being allowed to test

  2. Students must have a valid photo ID on them when taking the Accuplacer or any exam.  Students who do not bring a valid photo ID will not be able to take the exam.  No exceptions.


  • Mondays & Fridays: 8:30am-12:00pm  -  The last test begins at 11:00am

  • Tuesdays-Thursdays:

    • Morning: 8:30am-12:00pm  -  The last test begins at 11:00am

    • Afternoon: 1:00pm-6:00pm  -  The last test begins at 5:00pm

  • Saturdays: July 22nd and 29th  -  9:00am-1:00pm


  • Monday-Thursday (until the 15th)

    • Morning: 8:30am-12:00pm  -  The las test begins at 11:00am

    • Afternoon: 1:00pm-6:00pm  -  The last test begins at 5:00pm

  • Fridays: 8:30am-12:00pm  -  The last test begins at 11:00am

  • Saturdays: August 5th and 12th  -  9:00am-1:00pm

  • Wednesday, August 16th  -  8:30am-4:30pm  -  The last test begins at 3:30pm


* All testing times are subject to change without warning, as other exams, meetings, etc. may alter the testing schedule.  Students are encouraged to at least call the Testing Center at 870-762-3104 to see if testing is available before arriving to the Testing Center.



To schedule an appointment for the Accuplacer placement test, contact the Testing Center at 870-762-3104 or email the Testing and Academic Success Coordinator at


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 870-763-6222 to schedule an appointment.

Leachville Center - By appointment only.  Contact 870-539-2393 to schedule an appointment.



Requesting Placement Test Scores


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

Registration Information


To register for a test date, please follow the instructions by the NLN.  Please keep the following in mind as you register:

  1. Test dates and times are subject to change.  Registration for exams opens the day that it is posted and closes at midnight 2 days prior to the exam date (i.e. if the exam is on Friday, the last time you can register for the exam would be Tuesday at 11:59pm).

  2. Pay careful attention to the name of the exam in which you are registering, as information about the exam's location can be found in the title.

  3. Register for your exam online before paying for the exam.  Paying before you reserved your seat will not guarantee that you will test on that day, so please register for your exam before paying.

  4. You MUST pay the $55 (price subject to change) to the ANC Business Office at least a week BEFORE the date of your registered test date.

    • You MUST bring the receipt to the Testing Center (Room S146) or the Paragould campus (f you are testing in Paragould) ON THE DAY OF YOUR TEST.

    • The test fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.  If you cancel, do not submit a receipt, or do not attend your exam, there is no refund.  If you have paid for your exam and need to reschedule the exam, please contact the Testing Center as soon as possible before the exam date.

  5. Appointments are available on a first-come first-serve basis.  Students should check their email regularly for updates and reminders about their exam date. (Note: these emails will be sent to the email address you used to register on the NLN website).

    • In the event that you double book, or you register for a date that you no longer wish to test on, you will need to contact NLN at 800-732-8656 to drop yourself from the undesired test date.

  6. If you need assistance, call the Testing Center at 870-762-3104.


On Test Day

  • Arrive AT LEAST 15 MINUTES before the scheduled test time.  This will give you time to check your login information for the testing platform.

  • Testing is expected to start on time.  Once the test begins, you cannot get into the test.

    • If you are running late for your exam, please contact the proctor at the designated testing site - Blytheville call 870-762-3104 and Paragould call 870-239-3200 - before the exam starts to notify the proctor that you will be late and the proctor may make an exception at his or her discretion.

  • You MUST provide a government issued ANC school PHOTO ID for identification.

  • Without record of your payment on your student account with the ANC Business Office or a receipt on file with ANC, you WILL NOT be allowed to test.




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 30, 2017 @ 9:00am - Thursday in Room S146

March 31, 2017 @ 1:00pm - Friday in Room S146



Paragould Campus - Room 204

February 21, 2017 @ 1:00pm - Tuesday in Room 204

February 28, 2017 @ 1:00pm - Tuesday in Room 204

March 7, 2017 @ 1:00pm - Tuesday in Room 204

March 13, 2017 @ 1:00pm - Monday in Room 204

March 27, 2017 @ 1:00pm - Monday in Room 204

March 28, 2017 @ 1:00pm - Tuesday in Room 204

March 29, 2017 @ 1:00pm - Wednesday in Room 204

March 30, 2017 @ 1:00pm - Thursday in Room 204






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:

  1. Visit Johnny Moore in Admissions & Student Services in Statehouse Hall to discuss any an all paperwork needed to identify the accommodations needed for testing.

  2. The student will need to make an appointment to take their exam a few days to a week in advance, as most exams require special arrangements such as a separate quiet room for the student to test, and the Testing Center will need some time to make the proper accommodations to fit those required arrangements.





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Blytheville, Arkansas 72351