ACT Testing for Nursing

National ACT exam scores are required to apply to the nursing program.  The program uses the highest subscores in reading, English, math, and science reasoning earned on ACTs taken since June 15, 2013 to calculate a program admission superscore for each applicant. Applicants must submit national ACT scores to JSCC in order to apply to the Nursing Program.  Only national scores on file with the JSCC Admissions Office by June 15, 2016 will be used for spring 2017 program admission.

Go to to select a testing date, location, and register for the ACT exam.  Register early as some test dates and locations fill a month or more prior to the testing date. 

National test dates which meet the June 15, 2016 nursing application deadline are:

Test Preparation

The Nursing Program recommends preparation for the ACT.   A partial resource list to assist with test preparation is listed below.  Please use additional/other test preparation resources you find helpful.

To access a free online ACT preparation site from the JSCC Library website, go to

Other resources include: