ACT Test Dates – The National and the Residual

Northeast Mississippi Community College Offers Two Options for Taking the ACT Test

Option One

The National ACT is offered six times per testing year. This test is taken on Saturday beginning at 8:00 am. For more information and test dates, please click the link below to receive more information about the National ACT.

National ACT Test Dates 

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Option Two

The Residual ACT is offered numerous throughout the year, usually on Friday, except during registration at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.

The Residual ACT WILL NOT transfer to a senior college and can only be used for entrance to NEMCC! The Residual ACT is only good for the institution at which it is administered; it is not a transferrable score.

The Residual ACT CANNOT be used for MTAG!

Each examinee must have an Admissions Application for NEMCC on file or he/she will be provided one to complete prior to the test administration.

Please bring a current photo ID, pencil(s), and calculator with you to the test. You must wait 60 days between each attempt at the Residual ACT.

The cost for the Residual ACT is $40 and is payable by cash, check or money order payable to NEMCC. Examination is generally completed within 4 hours of start time.

Residual ACT Test Dates

Report by 8:00 a.m. to McCoy Hall. There will be a sign in the lobby indicating the room number that the test is being given in:


  • April 28
  • May 19
  • May 26
  • June 16
  • June 23
  • July 14
  • July 21
  • July 28
  • August 4
  • August 11
  • August 18
  • September 15
  • November 10
  • December 8


  • January 2
  • January 5
  • January 12
  • February 16
  • March 23
  • April 20
  • May 18
  • May 25
  • June 15
  • June 22

If you have any questions concerning either test, please do not hesitate to call our office at (662) 720-7313.

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