ACT Test


The ACT test is an entrance exam that assesses students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. The multiple-choice test covers four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. The Writing Test is not included in On-Campus ACT testing.  All incoming students under the age of 21 must take the ACT test. If you have not taken the ACT on one of the national test dates, you may take the On-Campus ACT through EMCC’s Advising Services Office. Pre-registration is required and there is a $70 fee, which may be subject to change.  Students who are not satisfied with their ACT scores may choose to take the ACCUPLACER test, administered by EMCC, instead of taking the national ACT again.

Students over 21 can take either the ACT or the ACCUPLACER test to satisfy entrance and placement requirements.

There are a couple of exceptions to the ACT vs. ACCUPLACER question. The Cosmetology/Barbering, Nursing, Funeral Services, EMT, Culinary Arts, and Hotel and Restaurant programs require the ACT. Students should check with the advisors of the other programs of study that require testing scores for entry to determine which type entry score is accepted.

In order to take the On-Campus ACT, new students should apply online for admission to the college before calling the appropriate campus. EMCC administers the On-Campus ACT test only to EMCC students. The scores cannot be used for any purposes outside of EMCC.

Schedule your ACT On-Campus Test for Golden Triangle or Scooba.

  • To pay at the Golden Triangle Campus, call the Business Office at 662.243.2606.
  • To pay at the Scooba campus, call the Business Office at 662.476.5114.
  • Students should wear a mask and bring a current photo ID, an ACT-approved calculator, and their receipt from the business office on test day. Students also need to know their Social Security number.
  • On the day of the test at the Golden Triangle campus or the Scooba campus, students taking the On-Campus ACT will report to the Advising Services Office or the designated location.

Those with questions can call 662.243.1925 or email