Northwest Louisiana Technical College accepts ACT scores, *SAT scores, or Compass scores. However, if one doesn’t have those scores for admission, the college administers the ACCUPLACER test. Each Northwest LTC campus location provides students with a testing environment where tests are administered accurately and securely. The Northwest LTC’s Testing Centers are committed to:
*The Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners will not accept SAT scores for admissions. Students seeking a healthcare-related program must have scores for one of the following tests: TABE, ACT or Accuplacer.
The beliefs that guide our actions, activities, and decisions as a college:
WHAT IS THE ACCUPLACER?
The ACCUPLACER is a computerized placement exam that tests your knowledge in math, reading, and writing. This test helps to identify your strengths and weaknesses in each subject area and assists us with determining your performance ability regarding college level course work.
Reading Comprehension – approx. 20 Questions Skills assessed are:
Sentence Skills – approx. 20 Questions Skills assessed are:
Arithmetic – approx. 17 questions Skills assessed are:
Elementary Algebra – approx. 12 questions NURSING ONLY Skills assessed are:
College Level Math – approx. 20 questions ASSOCIATE DEGREE ONLY Skills assessed are:
WHY DO I HAVE TO TAKE ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA INSTEAD OF ARITHMETIC? The Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners has determined that elementary algebra is the required mathematics tests for entrance into our nursing programs.
WHY DO I HAVE TO TAKE COLLEGE LEVEL MATH INSTEAD OF ARITHMETIC? The Associate of Applied Science Degree requires students to complete 5 general education courses, including College Algebra. In order to ensure student’s success in these courses, an ACCUPLACER College Level Math score is required.
Students whose placement scores do not meet the minimum requirements by the training program, the college can schedule classes in reading, language and math to upgrade those skills. Please talk with student services or your advisor to schedule those classes. View the Minimum Academic Level Requirement