ACT

 

The ACT, National American College Test is the nation’s most popular college entrance exam accepted and valued by all universities and colleges in the United States. The ACT is based on what students learn in high school and provides personalized information about their strengths for education and career planning.

 

ACT

 

The ACT is the required examination for admission to Northern Kentucky University.  Testing Services offers National, Residual and PreACT exam dates.  If there are any questions regarding the National, Residual or PreACT, please contact Testing Services at (859) 572-6373.

 

 

 

ACT Scores at NKU

  • For NKU college level courses, students will need: 18 or above in English; 19 or above in Math; 20 or above in Reading.

  • A composite score of "20" is required for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • A composite score of "21" is required for first-time freshmen majoring in Criminal Justice, International Studies and Political Science

  • A composite score of "22" is required for admissions into Biology and Pre-Biology majors

  • Radiologic Technology and Respiratory Care require a composite score according to the current NKU admission standard     

Please note: The College of Education no longer accepts the National or Residual ACT for admission requirements. Those seeking admission to The College of Education must take a Praxis I test.