Entrance Exams

All incoming students under the age of 21 must take the ACT test. If you haven’t taken the ACT on one of the national test dates, you can take the Residual ACT through EMCC’s Counseling Center. EMCC administers the Residual ACT test to incoming students only. Pre-registration is required and there is a $70 fee. Students who are not satisfied with their ACT scores can choose to take the ACCUPLACER test, administered by EMCC, instead of taking the 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 Nursing, Funeral Services,
EMT, Culinary Arts, and Hotel and Restaurant programs require the ACT.

ACT Test at East Mississippi Community College

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, which is optional, measures skill in planning and writing a short essay.


ACCUPLACER test at East Mississippi Community College

The ACCUPLACER test is an entrance/placement exam administered to prospective students by EMCC's Counseling Center. The ACCUPLACER test evaluates students' abilities in reading, writing and math. Results are used to place students in academic or career-technical programs to maximize success.