NWTI Testing Center Information
The NWTI Testing Center is located in Room 130 of the administration building at Northwest Technical Institute. Seven computers are available for testing. While the Student Services Staff makes every attempt to ensure that the NWTI Testing Center is open for student testing, there may be instances where the NTWI Testing Center will be closed. Advance notice of closing will be posted on the outside of the Student Services Office and on the front doors of the Administration Building.
The NWTI Testing Center is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Computer availability is based on a first come, first served basis. Appointments are not accepted at this time. Hours may vary due to holidays and school breaks. NWTI students take preference over all other test takers.
Accuplacer Exam Fee is $10.00 (NWTI full exam packet) or $5.00 per exam
The Accuplacer Exams are part of Northwest Technical Institute’s general admission process. All students who plan to enroll into a diploma granting program, and certain non-diploma classes at NWTI must pass the Accuplacer Exam or have the required ACT scores for general admission.
The Accuplacer is an untimed, adaptive, computer-based college placement exam. You must take the NWTI Basic Arithmetic to be considered for admission to NWTI. The Accuplacer exam can be retaken 14 days after the last test date.
Below are the scores needed for Automotive Service Technology, Ammonia Refrigeration Maintenance Technology, Professional Business Services, Medium/Heavy Truck Technology, Electronics Technology, Information Systems, Industrial Maintenance Technology and Welding Technology:
Classic Accuplacer Next Generation Accuplacer ACT
Arithmetic 35 Arithmetic 222 Math 16
Sentence Skills 53* Reading Comprehension 224 English 10
Reading Comprehension 36
*Sentence Skills may be used if applying to an allied health diploma program and for other diploma programs if taken before 1/1/2019.
Below are the scores needed for Licensed Practical Nursing, and Surgical Technology:
Classic Accuplacer Next Generation Accuplacer
Arithmetic 65 Arithmetic 249
Sentence Skills 92 Reading Comprehension 274
Test takers are required to show a photo ID before taking the exam. NWTI will provide scratch paper and pencils. Students are not allowed to use their own calculator on the tests. Please leave your cell phone in your vehicle. NWTI offers lockable lockers for you to secure valuables during the exam. NWTI will provide two copies of the test scores to the test taker. Extra copies of the exam will result in an additional $5.00 charge.