ACT Testing for Nursing

No Expiration On National ACT Scores!
Do you have a set of National ACT scores?  We will use the National ACT scores that you have on file to determine your admission score. Have questions? Call the nursing office at 731.425.2622 Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. You can ask questions or set up a meeting with a faculty member or advisor.

Applicants must submit national ACT scores to JSCC in order to apply to the Nursing Program.  JSCC Nursing uses the highest subscores in English, math, reading and science reasoning sections; scores do not have an expiration date.  We do not use the writing portion of the ACT.

If you need to take the national ACT or to request a copy of your scores sent to JSCC Records Office, go to for instructions.  

ACT Dates
Test Date Registration Deadline Late Fee Required
Sept 9, 2023 Aug 4, 2023 Aug 18, 2023
Oct 28, 2023 Sept 22, 2023 Oct 6, 2023
Dec 9, 2023 Nov 3, 2023 Nov 17, 2023
Feb. 10, 2024 Jan 5, 2024 Jan 19, 2024
Apr 13, 2024 Mar 8, 2024 Mar 22, 2024
Jun 8, 2024 May 3, 2024 May 17, 2024
Jul 13, 2024* Jun 7, 2024 Jun 21, 2024

Test Preparation

The Nursing Program recommends preparation for the ACT since your test scores comprise 90% of your nursing admissions score.

A partial resource list to assist you with test preparation is listed below.  Please use additional/other test preparation resources you find helpful.

  • To access a free online ACT preparation site go to JSCC Library
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