Clarkston Campus Testing


Placement Exams


Introduction

Walla Walla Community College offers the COMPASS placement exam (we also accept placement scores from the Asset placement exam). This exam is designed to match your current math, reading, and writing skills to the appropriate WWCC courses.

Exam Preparation

  • Use study guides available through ACT online. CLICK HERE to take a sample placement test.
  • Come to the test well rested and relaxed to improve your concentration.
  • Contact our testing staff if you need more ideas or have any questions.

Taking the exam

  • Apply for admission 24-48 hours prior to testing.
  • Schedule your placement exam by calling 509-758-3339 or toll free 877-471-6629.
  • Bring government issued photo ID AND your WWCC student identification number to sign up.
  • The placement exam is free in most cases. All students testing for other colleges will be charged a $11 testing fee. Likewise, any students who are approved to retake the Compass exam will be charged a $10 testing fee.
  • Don't schedule anything else around your placement test. This test is not timed and may take up to 3 hours to complete. We want you to have as much time as you need to be successful.
  • Your results will be reviewed upon completion of the exam.
  • If you wish to challenge your placement exam results, please contact Carol Bennett to discuss your options.
  • If you require accommodations for the placement exam due to a disability, contact Carol Bennett, Disabilities Coordinator, at 758-1718 prior to placement testing.

Placement Exam Schedule

Schedule your placement exam by calling 509-758-3339 or toll free 877-471-6629.

  • Compass & eCasas:  Room 117
    • 1:00 pm Thursdays
    • 5:15 pm Tuesdays

Ability-To-Benefit

This information is only applicable to students who do not have a high school diploma or GED certificate and need to seek federal funding through Financial Aid.

  • Apply for admission 24-48 hours prior to testing.
  • Schedule your placement exam by calling 509-758-3339 or 877-471-6629.
  • You must complete the entire test in one setting. Unless you become ill and cannot finish testing, in which case, she/he will reschedule
  • Examinees are required to start the test over and are not allowed to continue where they left off in the previous testing session

Running Start Placement Exams

  • Apply for admission at least 24-48 hours prior to testing.
  • Ask your guidance counselor if the placement exam is availabe on your campus.  Many student can complete the placement test at their high school campus. 
  • If you are testing on the Clarkston Campus, please schedule your placement exam by calling 509-758-3339 or toll free 877-471-6629.
  • Inform the testing staff upon signing up that you are a Running Start candidate.
  • "Next steps" information will be provided upon completion of your exam.

Placement Testing for Other Colleges

  • Schedule your placement exam by calling 509-758-3339 or toll free 877-471-6629
  • When you sign in inform the testing staff that you will be testing for another college.
  • All students who take the placement exam for another college will be charged a $11 testing fee.
  • You will receive a copy of your results, and with your consent, our testing staff will fax your results to the institution of your choosing.

Placement Testing Off Campus

  • Remote testing services are available at most locations.
  • Contact Regina Reed (509-527-4555 or regina.reed@wwcc.edu) for more information about remote testing for Walla Walla Community College or to schedule a remote exam.

Introduction

The GED is a series of five exams (Science, Social Studies, Reading, Writing , and Math) designed to provide evidence of general educational competence equivalent to the minimum level required for a graduating high school senior. A minimum score of 410 is necessary to pass each test, and an AVERAGE of 450 on all five exams is required to earn a GED certificate.

GED will be changing their exams in 2014.
GEDTS partnered with PearsonVue to offer computer-based GED exams.
If a GED candidate has not been issued a GED certificate by January 1, 2014, they will be required to start over.
Now is the time to complete your GED!

Eligibility for taking exams

  • You must submit to the GED examiner an official score report for any and all GED tests you have previously taken.
  • You must not have graduated nor be currently enrolled in an accredited high school program in the United States or Canada.
  • You must be at least 19 years old OR if you are 16 – 18 years old as of today you must submit the required "Request for Approval to Test" form signed by a designated school administrator from a school district in Washington State.
  • You must be a resident of the State of Washington OR if not a resident of Washington, Washington State cannot issue your certificate.

Exam Preparation

Exam Fees

  • Each GED test and re-test cost $30 for each exam
  • You can pay for each test individually or all of them up front
  • Payments are received at WWCC Business Services
  • Bring a copy of a receipt to the GED Examiner prior to testing

Taking the Exam

  • Testing is by APPOINTMENT ONLY (sign up by the business office)
  • All GED candidates must complete pre-registration prior to testing. Pre-registration is available Tuesdays at 4:30 PM or Wednesdays at 9:30 AM during the regular college quarter.
  • Please call the business office at (509) 758-1700 to schedule your GED exams.
  • Each GED exam is given separately. Click the schedule link below for dates, times, and availability of GED exams.
  • You are required to bring government issued photo identification (e.g., state driver's license, state ID card, or passport)
  • You must bring a receipt of payment from WWCC Business Services to the GED Examiner prior to testing.

Students with Disabilities

Steps for Requesting Accommodations
  • Read the Documentation Guidelines for Candidates (PDF; 58KB). Make sure the documentation of your disability meets our guidelines.
  • Print a copy of the Accommodations Request Form for your disability and complete Section 1. You can also get a copy of this form from the Chief Examiner of your preferred testing center.
  • Give your evaluator (doctor, psychologist) a copy of the Documentation Guidelines for Evaluators for your disability.
  • Your evaluator should make sure that the documentation they provide to you meets our guidelines. In most cases, your evaluator will be a psychologist or doctor who administered a series of psychological, educational, or medical tests with you, and provided you with a copy of a diagnostic report of that testing or a detailed letter.
  • Give your Accommodations Request Form to your evaluator and have him/her complete the relevant sections.
  • When both you and your evaluator have completed the Accommodations Request Form, bring the completed form along with your supporting documentation to the Chief Examiner at WWCC for review of your materials.
  • Once a documentation packet has been completed, the Chief Examiner will send the materials to the jurisdiction's GED Administrator, who will review your request.
  • The accommodations decision will be communicated to you through the Chief Examiner at WWCC. These requests can take up to 30 days to process.
  • If you are not satisfied with the accommodations decision, you may appeal this decision by completing an Appeal Form (PDF; 253KB) and providing us with additional documentation to review. All appeal requests are reviewed by disability experts.

Downloadable Forms

Introduction

·         The Clarkston Campus exam proctoring services are available for both on and off campus students, distance learning students, and for those needing to take make-up exams.  Appointments are required and can be made by calling (509) 758-1772; toll free 1-877-471-6629, or by contacting Shelly Bush at shelly.bush@wwcc.edu.  Appointments should be made at least 24 hours in advance of the requested test date to ensure test delivery, time, and space availability.

Students

All students are required to check in with Shelly Bush at the business office counter in the main building on the Clarkston Campus.  A valid Student ID card or Driver’s License must be presented at the time of the test.  You may be required to store your belongings during the test time

Before you test

  • Remember to bring your exam materials - if required by instructor (scantron sheet, calculator etc)
  • All personal belongings will be stored prior to testing including but not limited to; backpacks, cell phones, books, study aids, and listening devices.
  • Food and/or beverages are not allowed in the testing rooms.
  • PLEASE ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME TO COMPLETE YOUR EXAM. You will not be permitted to begin your exam if the total exam time allowed extends beyond open lab hours.
  • If you need to make other arrangements please contact your Faculty member.

NON-WWCC Students

  • All NON-WWCC students must pay an $11.00 testing fee.
  • Payments must be made prior to testing.
  • Testing fees can be paid at the Business Services Office during regular hours.
  • After business hours testing fees can be paid with Testing Staff.

Current Testing Schedule

To schedule your test, contact Shelly Bush at (509) 758-1772, toll free 1-877-471-6629, or by contacting Shelly Bush at shelly.bush@wwcc.edu.  Testing is by appointment only

Faculty

Testing services are provided to faculty to assist with out-of-classroom testing and testing for students with accommodations

Exams with Accommodations

WWCC has support services for students with disabilities to ensure that our programs and facilities are accessible.  Reasonable testing accommodations for qualified students are provided for all classroom exams.

  • All accommodations for testing are pre-authorized through our Disabilities Coordinator, Carol Bennett.
  • Students provide faculty with a letter from Carol Bennett outlining accommodations information.
  • Students are required to schedule their exams with the Testing Center 48 hours in advance of the exam. Testing appointments are required and can be made by calling (509) 758-1772; toll free 1-877-471-6629, or by contacting Shelly Bush at shelly.bush@wwcc.edu
  • Testing Center appointments are made as proctors, students, and testing spaces are available. Consideration is given to providing the exam as close as possible to the time the class will be taking the exam but this is not always possible.
  • Faculty will be notified via email once an exam has been scheduled.
  • Faculty will also be notified via email when the exam has been completed and is ready to be picked up.

Credit by Exam

  • Click here to view the credit by exam information page.

Testing Center Contact Information Clarkston Campus

Carol Bennett, Coordinator, 509-758-1718
Shelly Bush, Coordinator of Testing, 509-758-1772

Toll Free 1-877-471-6629