• The ACT test was developed by the American College Testing Program. 
  • The ACT exam has four sections: English, Mathematics, Reading and Science.
  • The maximum score is a 36. 
  • The ACT test is used to screen college applicants. 
  • All students are required to have a National ACT or Residual ACT for course placement as part of the admission process. 
  • If ACT scores are more than 3 years old, a new ACT or ACCUPLACER exam must be taken for placement.  (SAT scores can be used in place of a National or Residual ACT).

Some other reasons a student might need an ACT are:

  • Applying for Scholarships
  • Concurrent Enrollment Students
  • Health Science Majors
  • Removing Course Deficiencies
There are two types of ACT (National and Residual).

National ACT:
Northern Oklahoma College (Enid & Tonkawa) administers the National ACT on all six test offerings. National scores may be used at any institution. Students who wish to register for the National ACT test may do so online. For more information about the National ACT and to register, visit  

Residual ACT:

Northern Oklahoma College offers an on-campus or Residual ACT. Results from this residual test may be used at NOC only. All students may take the ACT Residual test only once during the year in which the respective ACT Residual examination is valid (November 1st - September 30th) and the test date shall not coincide with a National ACT test date. 

  • Students must pre-register prior to the test date by contacting the testing center and meet eligibility requirements.

  • Students must complete the admission process prior to the test date.

  • Cost is $50.00 payable the day of the test (cash, check, money order or debit card with a pin number).

  • A photo ID is required for admission to the test.

  • Bring a calculator and two #2 pencils.

  • The exam lasts approximately 4 hours.

No Residual ACT tests are given in October due to the exchange of materials. Because the ACT test is so important and can have such a huge impact on your future, be as prepared as possible before testing. 

You may wish to visit,,, or for help preparing for the ACT.

Concurrent Students may take the Residual ACT for fall enrollment only after the April National ACT test date; for spring and summer enrollment, concurrent students may take the Residual ACT only after the December National ACT test date. 

Transfer Students will be placed into courses according to their transcripts from other educational institutions; however, other circumstances may require an ACT test.

To register for the Residual ACT contact an NOC Testing Center listed below: 
  • Tonkawa Campus - Vinyard-Library Administration Building, Contact Suzy Stegras 580.628.6349
  • Enid Campus - Everest Administration Building, Contact Stacie Leaton 580.548.2265
  • Stillwater Campus - Cowboy Mall, Rm. 156, Contact Teresa Tully 405.744.1081



ENGL 0123 - Basic Composition
ENGL 1113 - Freshman Composition I with ENGL 0122 Supplement to Freshman Composition I
ENGL 1113 - Freshman Composition I  
Refer to your specific degree sheet to determine the math courses required for your degree. Contact your Advisor if you are not sure.
MATH 0023 - Concepts of Algebra
MATH 0023 - Concepts of Algebra & MATH 0123 Intermediate Algebra  (Fast Track to College Algebra)
MATH 1493 - Math Applications with MATH 0122 - Supplement to Math Applications
MATH 1483 - Math Functions with MATH 0031 - Supplement to Math Functions (OSU transfer only)
17-18MATH 1513 - College Algebra with MATH 0122 - Supplement to College Algebra
MATH 1493 Math Applications or MATH 1483 - Math Functions (OSU transfer only) or  MATH 1513 - College Algebra
MATH 1613 - Trigonometry
MATH 2145 - Calculus I

READ 0123 - Critical Read/Science Reasoning
College level work

READ 0123 - Critical Read/Science Reasoning
College level work