ACT

ACT:
  • The ACT test was developed by the American College Testing Program. 
  • The ACT exam has four sections: English, Mathematics, Reading and Science.
  • The maximum score is a 36. 
  • The ACT test is used to screen college applicants. 
  • All students are required to have a National ACT or Residual ACT for course placement as part of the admission process. 
  • If ACT scores are more than 3 years old, a new ACT or ACCUPLACER exam must be taken for placement.  (SAT scores can be used in place of a National or Residual ACT).

Some other reasons a student might need an ACT are:

  • Applying for Scholarships
  • Concurrent Enrollment Students
  • Health Science Majors
  • Removing Course Deficiencies
There are two types of ACT (National and Residual).

National ACT:
Northern Oklahoma College (Enid & Tonkawa) administers the National ACT on six test offerings. National scores may be used at any institution. Students who wish to register for the National ACT test may do so online. For more information about the National ACT and to register, visit  www.act.org.  

Residual ACT:

Northern Oklahoma College offers an on-campus or Residual ACT. Results from this residual test may be used at NOC only. All students may take the ACT Residual test only once during the year in which the respective ACT Residual examination is valid (November 1st - September 30th) and the test date shall not coincide with a National ACT test date. 

  • Students must complete the admission process prior to the test date.

  • Cost is $50.00 payable the day of the test (cash, check, money order or debit card with a pin number).

  • A valid legible Photo ID is required for admission to the test.

  • Bring a calculator and two #2 pencils.

  • The exam lasts approximately 4 hours.

No Residual ACT tests are given in October due to the exchange of materials. Because the ACT test is so important and can have such a huge impact on your future, be as prepared as possible before testing. 

You may wish to visit  www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation.html, www.actonlineprep.com, www.studyguidezone.com, or www.testtakingtips.com for help preparing for the ACT.


Transfer Students will be placed into courses according to their transcripts from other educational institutions; however, other circumstances may require an ACT test.

To schedule for the an ACT test, visit our online scheduling system. The Register Blast Links can be found on the Testing Home page.


ACT SCORE
COURSE NUMBER & CONTENT AREA
ENGLISH

0-14
ENGL 0123 - Basic Composition
15-18
ENGL 1113 - Freshman Composition I w/Supplement ENGL 0122 
19+
ENGL 1113 - Freshman Composition I  
MATH
NON STEM TRACK
Refer to your specific degree sheet to determine the math courses required for your degree. Contact your Advisor if you are not sure.
0-18
MATH 1493 - Math Applications w/ Supplement MATH 0021 
MATH 1483 - Math Functions w/ Supplement MATH 0031 (OSU Transfer Student)
MATH 2023 - Statistics w/ Supplement MATH 0132 
19+
MATH 1493 - Math Applications
MATH 1483 - Math Functions (OSU transfer only)
MATH 2023 - Statistics
STEM TRACK
0-16
MATH 0123 - Pre College Algebra
17-18
MATH 1513 - College Algebra w/ Supplement MATH 0122 
19+
MATH 1513 - College Algebra
                   26-27
MATH 1613 - Trigonometry
                   28-36
MATH 2145 - Calculus I
READING

0-18
READ 0123 - Critical Read/Science Reasoning
19+
College level work
SCIENCE

0-18
READ 0123 - Critical Read/Science Reasoning
19+
College level work