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. 
  • Scores cannot be more than 3 years old. (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 all 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 ACT online.

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 pre-register prior to the test date by contacting the testing center and meet eligibility requirements.

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

  • Cost is $40.00 payable the day of the test (cash, check, money order or credit card).

  • A 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.actonlineprep.com or www.studyguidezone.com for help preparing for the ACT.

Concurrent Students may take the Residual ACT for summer and fall enrollment only after the April National ACT test date; for spring enrollment, concurrent students may take the Residual ACT only after the December National ACT test date. 

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

To register for the Residual ACT contact an NOC Testing Center listed below: 
  • Tonkawa Campus - Vinyard-Library Administration Building, Contact Suzy Stegras 580.628.6349
  • Enid Campus - Everest Administration Building, Contact Stacie Leaton 580.548.2265
  • Stillwater Campus - Cowboy Mall, Rm. 156, Contact Teresa Tully 405.744.1081

ACT SCORE
COURSE NUMBER & CONTENT AREA

ENGLISH

0-14
ENGL 0123 - Basic Composition
15-18
ENGL 0122 - Supplement to Composition I
19+
ENGL 1113 - Freshman Composition II
MATH
Refer to your specific degree sheet to determine the math courses required for your degree. Contact your Advisor if you are not sure.
0-14
MATH 0023 - Concepts of Algebra
15-16
MATH 0023 - Concepts of Algebra (College Algebra track students)
15-18
MATH 1493 - Math Applications (with MATH 0122 - Supplement to Math Applications)
17-18

MATH 0123 - Intermediate Algebra: or MATH 1513 - College Algebra (with MATH 0212 - Supplement to College Algebra)

19+
MATH 1493 - Math Applications or 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