TESTING CENTER ::
Welcome to the Testing Center information page. The Main Campus ANC Testing Center is accepting walk-ins, but all testing appointments will be served first. When arriving for testing appointment, we ask all testers to arrive at least 15 minutes before the exam starts. Proctors will hold all appointments, including remote sessions, for 30 minutes.
The Testing Center has selected spaces that allow for safety measures that comply with CDC regulations and testing groups are under the recommended group gathering numbers, 5 testers per session or less. Testers are required to wear facial masks on campus as announced through Governor Asa Hutchinson's Executive Order 20-40. Here is a CDC guide to making your own mask provided through the ANC nursing program.
You will be required to complete the COVID-19 Information Sheet before entering the Testing area.
If you do not feel well or have or had a fever in the last 24 hours, we ask that you stay home for the safety of other testers and ANC staff.
ANC has, and is continuing to clean our spaces to keep us safe and healthy. If you are not comfortable with testing on campus, please contact the Testing Center ASAP. The Testing Center is available during the normal business hours of 8:00AM-4:30PM, Monday-Friday. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns through email or by phone.
PAX testing at ANC is finished until Fall 2020. There is an option for remote PAX Testing through the National Nursing League (NLN). For details on how to test remotely (online), contact NLN directly.
Proper ID: All test require a picture identification. With no photo identification, you will not be allowed to test.
Acceptable identification varies depending on exam. Examples include:
Dress comfortably: Wear layered clothing to minimize the distraction of discomfort during testing.
Inclement weather: If ANC is closed due to inclement weather, testing will be canceled or postponed. If you are scheduled for an exam on a date when inclement weather is predicted or has occurred, please check the ANC website or Facebook page for closing information. Rescheduling is at the responsibility of the tester.
Availability: Each test session has limited seating; therefore, testers are required to register ahead of the testing session. All reservations are first come, first served. Remote testers will not be admitted late and will be required to reschedule. Late admittance for in-person test sessions is not allowed 30 minutes after test reservation.
Prohibited materials: Cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned OFF, not just on silent, during testing. Using or answering phones during testing is grounds for immediate dismissal from the Testing Center and invalidates test scores.
Accuplacer & Calculators: The Accuplacer Exam prohibits the use of any calculator other than the built-in calculator provided in the exam system. Accommodations are possible through ANC Disability Services. Violators of this will have their test scores invalidated, including their Reading and Writing scores and be forced to reschedule.
Graduate TestingANC Graduate Testing is based on individual majors. The chart below will help guide graduates to determine testing needed with graduating major. See below to schedule testing session.
The Testing Center is available during the normal business hours of 8:00AM-4:30PM, Monday-Friday. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns through email or by phone (email@example.com or 870-762-3104). When calling, leave a detailed message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Testers needing to take the CLEP exam must:
For additional information about the CLEP exams, please visit the College Board website. Current and potential ANC students are encouraged to read the most up-to-date version of the ANC course catalog as well as the information on the CLEP website before scheduling an exam.
In accordance with Section 19 of Act 1052 of 1987, all learners must demonstrate mastery of basic skills in writing, reading, and mathematics. ANC will accept ACT and Accuplacer scores within five (5) years of the testing session. ANC follows the guidelines put forth by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. Placement scores are available upon request with proper documentation. For more information, contact the Testing Center.
The Accuplacer is being offered remotely (online) and on ANC campuses under strict CDC safety regulations.
Accuplacer & Calculators:
The Accuplacer prohibits the use of any calculators other than the built-in calculator provided in the exam system. Accommodations are possible through ANC Disability Services. Violators of this will have their test scores invalidated, including their Reading and Writing scores and be forced to reschedule.
*All Accuplacer Remote Testing sessions will be recorded for ANC Records. If a tester needs to retest after their first testing session, the tester will have to wait 30 days from original testing date or sign up with an advisor for Accuplacer Test Prep through EdReady.
ANC offers ACCUPLACER placement testing on the Main campus in Blytheville, satellite campuses in Leachville and Osceola, and Remotely, online through Zoom and other distance learning tools. See aboveto schedule an appointment.
For any questions about scheduling an exam at the ANC Blytheville campus, please contact the Testing Center at 870-762-3104 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACCUPLACER placement testing is available at the other ANC campuses as follows:
To request a copy of your placement test scores, please fill out the Placement Score Request Form.
If you are requesting COMPASS scores, please read the following before requesting your scores from Arkansas Northeastern College:
Beginning January 1, 2017, COMPASS removed ANC's access to tester placement scores.
The National League of Nursing (NLN) pre-admission nursing exam required for students applying to either the Associate Degree Nursing (RN) Program or Practical Nursing (LPN) Program at ANC. The NLN PAX exams are scheduled during the Spring and Fall semesters. Testers are allowed to take the PAX exam once in the Fall and once in the Spring. This and other important information are outlined in the RN Program and the LPN Program information packets.
It is required for those wanting to study with the ANC LPN or RN programs first to speak to the ANC Nursing Advisor, read, and understand the guidelines written in the packet before registering for a PAX exam.
PAX Testing takes place in the Testing Center at the Arkansas Northeastern College main campus in Blytheville. Dates may be rescheduled due campus closure or inclement weather, but there are no refunds. Testers will be notified through email or phone when changes arrive and will be informed on how to reschedule.
for an Exam
Please read the following sections very carefully. Failure to complete this process or follow the guidelines properly will leave you without a seat regardless of payment.
PAX Testing COVID-19 UPDATE:
Seating is limited in order to keep in compliance with safety guidelines released by the CDC. All testers will be required to wear masks and complete COVID-19 screening information. Remote testing is still available through the National League of Nursing (NLN). Please contact NLN directly for instructions; be sure to select to send PAX scores to ANC if applying to our NLN program.
PAX Registration Process and Guidelines
Registering for the exam:
1. Secure a seat through HERE.
2. Once the tester's payment is received, the tester will receive a confirmation email from the Testing Center.
For assistance or clarification, call the Testing Center at 870-762-3104 or email email@example.com.
On Test Day
Arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled test time. This gives testers time to check their login information for the testing platform.
Testing is expected to start on time. Once the test begins, testers cannot get into the test session.
Tester MUST provide a government issued identification in order to take the PAX exam.
Tester MUST bring the receipt to testing session and without a record of payment in the ANC Student Portal or a receipt on file with the ANC Business Office, tester WILL NOT be allowed into the testing session.
Dress comfortably: Wear layered clothing to minimize the distraction of discomfort during testing.
Prohibited materials: Cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned OFF, not just on silent, during testing. Using or answering phones during testing is grounds for immediate dismissal from the Testing Center and invalidation of test scores.
Calculators: Students are not allowed to bring their own calculator to the PAX exam; the exam proctor will provide testers with a calculator for the exam.
PREPARING FOR THE PAX
The following section provides resources to help student prepare for the NLN PAX exam.
PAX Test Blueprint
Students can read the NLN Blueprint to gain an understanding of how the exam works.
Proctoring ANC Tests
ANC Faculty looking to have their tests proctored by the ANC Testing Center should contact the Testing Center to make an appointment and must complete the Exam Proctoring Cover Sheet, regardless if the exam is computer-based or paper and pencil. If the Instructor intends to test their entire class with the Testing Center, they will need to attach a copy of their class roster with the Exam Proctoring Cover Sheet. In filling out the form, be sure to complete all the information and include any specific instructions that the Test Proctor will need to administer the test, including the materials allowed during testing.
Testing for Other Colleges
ANC will proctor tests for learners taking correspondence courses from other accredited colleges and universities. Call in advance to set an appointment. Testers will be asked to fill out information for the Testing Center's records. The tester's instructor is responsible for providing all the necessary information to administer the exam before the scheduled testing session. The tester is responsible for connecting with the Testing Center for test sessions and other needs and also connecting their instructor with the ANC Testing Coordinator for proctoring needs.
Testers that require special accommodations for physical and/or learning disabilities, must visit Admissions & Student Services in Statehouse Hall to discuss any and all paperwork needed to identify the accommodations needed for testing. Testers will need to make an appointment to take their exam a few days to a week in advance, as most exams require special arrangements.
Arkansas Northeastern College
2501 South Division Street
Blytheville, Arkansas 72351