Testing Center Update 9/8/2020

The NWTI Testing Center will re-open by appointment only on Thursday, September 10, 2020.  At this time, ONLY students applying to the Spring 2020 Practical Nursing program will be allowed to schedule an appointment. 

Appointments are available at 8:00 am. and 10:00 a.m. Monday – Friday.  Due to social distancing requirements, there will be limited appointment slots.  Due to the space limitations, re-testing will only be allowed if spaces remain available after October 19th.  All other general testing center rules will apply. 

Please contact the NWTI front desk at 479-751-8824 ext. 0 to schedule on campus Accuplacer testing.      

Online Accuplacer Testing:

If you need another option for Accuplacer testing, NWTI has partnered with Examity to offer online Accuplacer tests to students remotely.  You will need to make sure your computer meets the technical requirements found here:  https://examity.com/accuplacer-students/Please contact Jessica at 479-751-8824 ext. 116 to schedule remote Accuplacer testing. 

NWTI Testing Center Information

General Information

The NWTI Testing Center is located in Room 130 of the administration building at Northwest Technical Institute. Seven computers are available for testing. While the Student Services Staff makes every attempt to ensure that the NWTI Testing Center is open for student testing, there may be instances where the NTWI Testing Center will be closed. Advance notice of closing will be posted on the outside of the Student Services Office and on the front doors of the Administration Building.

Testing Hours

The NWTI Testing Center is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Computer availability is based on a first come, first served basis. Appointments are not accepted at this time. Hours may vary due to holidays and school breaks.  NWTI students take preference over all other test takers.   

Testing Fees

Accuplacer Exam Fee is $10.00 (NWTI full exam packet) or $5.00 per exam

Testing Scores

The Accuplacer Exams are part of Northwest Technical Institute’s general admission process.  All students who plan to enroll into a diploma granting program, and certain non-diploma classes at NWTI must pass the Accuplacer Exam or have the required ACT scores for general admission. 

The Accuplacer is an untimed, adaptive, computer-based college placement exam.  You must take the NWTI Basic Arithmetic to be considered for admission to NWTI.  The Accuplacer exam can be retaken 14 days after the last test date. 

Below are the scores needed for Automotive Service Technology, Ammonia Refrigeration Maintenance Technology, Professional Business Services, Medium/Heavy Truck Technology, Electronics Technology, Information Systems, Industrial Maintenance Technology and Welding Technology:

        Classic Accuplacer                            Next Generation Accuplacer                   ACT
Arithmetic                              35          Arithmetic                                   222        Math            16
Sentence Skills                      53*        Reading Comprehension         224        English         10
Reading Comprehension    36

*Sentence Skills may be used if applying to an allied health diploma program and for other diploma programs if taken before 1/1/2019.

Below are the scores needed for Licensed Practical Nursing, and Surgical Technology:

        Classic Accuplacer                            Next Generation Accuplacer                   
Arithmetic                              65          Arithmetic                                        249        
Sentence Skills                      92          Reading Comprehension              274        

Testing Rules

Test takers are required to show a photo ID before taking the exam.  NWTI will provide scratch paper and pencils.  Students are not allowed to use their own calculator on the tests.  Please leave your cell phone in your vehicle.  NWTI offers lockable lockers for you to secure valuables during the exam.  NWTI will provide two copies of the test scores to the test taker.  Extra copies of the exam will result in an additional $5.00 charge. ​​​