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.  Current ACT dates that meet both the Fall 2022 and Summer 2022 application deadlines.

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Fee Required
December 11, 2021   November 5  November 19
February 12, 2022   January 7  January 21

NOTE FOR LPN to RN APPLICANTS:  JSCC Nursing will use the February 2022 national ACT, but be sure to submit your application by February 1, 2022

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
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