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ACT Testing for Nursing

Applicants must submit national ACT scores to JSCC in order to apply to the Nursing Program.  Go to www.actstudent.org to select a testing date, location, and register for the ACT exam. Register early as some test dates and locations might fill a month or more prior to the testing date. The program uses the highest subscore in English, math, reading and science reasoning sections of the national ACT.   JSCC Nursing does not use the writing portion of the ACT.

For the 2021 Fall 2021 Two-Year Traditional Program, national ACT's taken March 1, 2016 or later on file with JSCC Admissions can be used for nursing admission.  These upcoming national ACT dates meet the Fall 2021 nursing application deadline:

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Fee Required
October 10, 2020  September 25 No late fees
October 17, 2020    
October 24, 2020    
October 25, 2020 (Sunday)    
December 12, 2020   November 6   Nov 7 - Nov 20
February 6, 2021   January 8  Jan 9 - Jan 15                                                           


For the 2021 Summer LPN to RN Career Mobility Track Program, national ACTs taken February 1, 2016 or later o
n file with the JSCC Admissions Office can be used for admission.   These upcoming national ACT dates meet the Summer 2021 LPN to RN Mobility Track nursing application deadline: 

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Fee Required
October 10, 2020 September 25 No late fees
October 17, 2020    
October 24, 2020    
October 25, 2020 (Sunday)    
December 12, 2020 November 6 Nov 7 - Nov 20
February 6, 2021 January 8   Jan 9 - Jan 15                                                 

(JSCC Nursing will use the February 6 national ACT.  Be sure to submit your application by February 1, 2021.)

Test Preparation

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

ACT Prep Resources

The Nursing Program recommends preparation for the ACT. 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.edu/library
  • Click Testing & Education Reference Center
    • Click “More Info” under Practice Test and Courses
    • Scroll down to ACT. Options Available:
      • ACT Online Course
      • ACT Practice Tests