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Academic Assistance Services


The Academic Success Center is located on the west side of campus in the Industrial Education, Room 113. The Academic Success Center provides students with a place to study and learn in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We have computers, study tables, and testing facilities, and we welcome study groups as well as individual students.

We offer peer tutoring in writing, math, business, and the sciences, and we can assist in locating help for other courses as well. Our mission is to provide reliable test administration in a secure and comfortable testing environment.  The following tests are given through the Academic Success Center. For more information call the Director at (580) 327-8149.


  • Academic Assistance and Tutoring

  • Testing and Appointments

    • Accuplacer Placement Test: The Accuplacer Test is used to determine readiness for college level courses in English, Reading, Mathematics and Science.  Tests are given through Recruitment (580-327-8546) or the Academic Success Center.

    • College Level Examination Program (CLEP): Northwestern offers CLEP tests in a number of subjects for students to acquire college credit. The Academic Success Center has brochures and information from CLEP about these tests.

    • Residual ACT: The Residual ACT is offered as an alternative to the National ACT for those students committed to coming to Northwestern.  The Academic Success Center has information about the test, and Residual ACTs are scheduled through the ASC at (580) 327-8149.

    • Miller Analogies Test (MAT): The Miller Analogies Test is required for admission into graduate programs at Northwestern and many other graduate institutions.  The Academic Success Center has brochures and study guides for the MAT.

    • Language Testing International (LTI): LTI offers an oral proficiency test that can be used to satisfy the language proficiency requirement at Northwestern. Contact the Academic Success Center for information and procedures.

    • Other Tests: The Academic Success Center can proctor tests for students taking classes through other institutions under certain conditions.  Contact the Academic Success Center for information and procedures.


Front Desk: (580) 327-8138

Fall and Spring Semester hours:
Mon - Wed:          8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thurs:                   8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Fri:                        8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  

Matt Barnes
(580) 327-8149

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709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717
Phone: (580) 327-1700

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