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
April 2 Feb 25 March 11
June 11 May 6 May 20
July 16 June 17 June 24

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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