Walla Walla Campus Testing Center


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The Testing Center is located in the Main Campus building Room 236.  We provide professional monitoring and administration of standardized placement, GED, CLEP, Distance, and Classroom exams.  We also review AP (Advance Placement) and CLEP scores for credit by exam.

All students are required to bring Photo ID (government issued photo ID for GED testing) to the Testing Center to check in for all exams.

Personal belongings will be stored prior to testing and certain items are NOT permitted in the testing rooms (i.e. cell phones, personal listening devices, food and/or drinks).

*Students requesting testing accommodations please click here for more information. Testing accommodations must be approved through our Disabilities Coordinator prior to scheduling.

Introduction

Walla Walla Community College offers the COMPASS placement exam, but they also accept ASSET placement scores. The COMPASS exam is designed to match your current Math, Reading, and Writing skills to appropriate WWCC courses. As for cost:

  • For new students, there is no fee to take the COMPASS placement test.
  • Retakes are $10 and must be approved by a Testing Center staff member.
  • Non-WWCC students who are testing for another college will be charged a $10 testing fee.

 

 

Exam Preparation

  • Study guides are available through ACT online. CLICK HERE to access sample practice packets
  • 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 at 509.527.4267 or testing@wwcc.edu

Taking the exam

  • Apply online for admission 24-48 hours prior to testing.
  • Bring photo ID AND your WWCC student identification number.
  • The test is not timed and may take up to 3 hours to complete.
  • Your Results process immediately upon completion of the exam. 
  • If you wish to challenge or retake your placement exam results, please contact the Testing Center to discuss your options (509.527.4267).
  • If you require accommodations for the placement exam due to a disability, contact Claudia Angus, Disabilities Coordinator, at 527-4262, prior to placement testing.

Placement Exam Schedule

Placement Testing Schedule for Week of September 22nd - December 9th 2014: 

PDF Click here for the fall quarter schedule!

  • No appointment necessary.
  • Please bring a photo ID and your WWCC student identification number.


Running Start Placement Exams

  • Apply for admission at least 24-48 hours prior to testing.
  • Bring photo ID AND your WWCC student identification number to sign up.
  • 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.

Alternative Education Programs (AEP)

  • Apply for admission at least 24-48 hours prior to testing.
  • Bring photo ID AND your WWCC student identification number to sign up.
  • Inform the testing staff upon signing up that you are an AEP candidate.
  • “Next steps” information will be provided upon completion of your exam.

Placement Testing for Other Colleges

  • Bring government issued photo ID AND your social security number to sign up
  • 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 $10 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

If you are not able to come to our testing center, we offer remote testing services at most locations. Contact the Testing Center at 509.527.4267 or email us at testing@wwcc.edu for more information about remote testing for Walla Walla Community College or to schedule a remote exam.

If you have completed a placement test at any Washington State Community and Technical College and would like to have those scores interpreted for placement at WWCC, please review and complete this Placement Score Evaluation.  Send your Placement Score Evaluation to the Testing Center at testing@wwcc.edu or fax it to 509.524.4795.  

Introduction

Credit by exam is possible in selected courses if the student has prior educational experience that parallels the skills or knowledge required to complete the course. A maximum of 25% of the credits needed for degree or certificate completion may be earned through credit by examination. Students who are planning to transfer should inquire about the credit by exam policy at their receiving institution.

CLEP

A College-Level Examination Program® overview

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) helps students earn credit for what they already know through general academic instructions, significant independent study, or extracurricular work. By receiving a satisfactory score on a CLEP exam, students can earn credits required for their degree program at Walla Walla Community College (institutional credit awarding policies due vary, therefore, transfer students should check on the number of CLEP credits accepted by their receiving institution).

For more information, go to www.collegeboard.com/clep 

Taking CLEP Exams

  • There are 33 CLEP exams available at college test centers and on military bases.  The CLEP exam fee is $80 per exam.
  • To register for a CLEP exam please go to: Register for CLEP
  • Once your registration form is received contact the Testing Center at testing@wwcc.edu or 509.527.4267 to schedule your testing appointment.
  • You will need to bring your registration ticket to the Testing Center for your scheduled appointment.

Exam information

  • CLEP examinations cover material taught in courses that most students take as requirements in the first two years of college.
  • Many examinations are designed to correspond to one-semester courses, although some correspond to full-year or two-year courses.
  • Faculty at individual colleges review the exams to ensure that they cover the material currently taught in their courses. See a list of the tests by subject.
  • Most questions are multiple choice. Other types of questions require students to fill in a numeric answer, to shade areas of an object, or to put items in the correct order. Some of the exams also include optional essays. Language exams include a listening section.

WWCC Credit Awarding for CLEP

CLEP

**Credits granted when scores exceed ACE Credit Recommendation**

30 January 2012

Exam Title

Credit Awarded

Courses Awarded

Biology

15 credits

Biology&

211

212

213

Chemistry

5 credits

Chemistry&

110

Calculus

10 credits

Math&

151

152

Spanish

15 credits

50 = 5 credits; 63 = 10 credits; 70 = 15 credits 

Spanish

121

122

123

Humanities

15 credits

Humanities&

116

117

118

Principles of Mang.

5 credits

Business Admin.

189

US History

15 credits

History&

146

147

148

World History OR Western Civilization

15 credits

History&

116

117

118

Financial Accounting

10 credits

Accounting

201

202

 

Human Growth & Dev.

5 credits

Lifespan Psy&

200

 

College Composition

5 credits

English Comp.&

101

 

Advance Placement (AP) Exams

AP Examinations represent the culmination of college-level work in a given discipline in a secondary school setting. The Advanced Placement or AP Exams encompass a variety of subject areas. Students are encouraged to attend classes focused on preparation for the AP exams. Home-schooled students and students attending schools not offering AP classes can participate. Successful completion of an AP exam can result in the earning of college credits.

Credit Awarding
  • In order to be granted credit at Walla Walla Community College, the AP exam must be successfully completed. 
  • Official AP transcripts are obtained from the Education Testing Service or the student's high school and must be sent to the Coordinator of Testing. 
  • The student must review and recieve recommendations from the Office of Admissions and Records for credits awarding. 
  • AP credits will be entered on a WWCC transcript after student has completed at least one quarter at Walla Walla Community College. 
  • Click this link to view Washington State Public Baccalaureate credit acceptance policies for AP Washington State

WWCC Credit Awarding for AP

PDF WWCC AP CREDIT AWARDING

*updated Jan 31, 2012

Introduction

The GED is a series of four exams (Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, and Math) designed to provide evidence of general educational competence equivalent to the minimum level required for a graduating high school senior.

Eligibility for taking exams

  • 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. To obtain the form, you will need to physically come to the Testing Center. 
  • You must be a resident of the State of Washington.

Exam Preparation

  • Enroll in GED preparation classes - cost is $25 per quarter for more information click here. These classes are not required to take the GED. 
    • To take the classes, You will need to take the CASAS assessment for classroom preparation. CASAS testing is offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (8:20 am or 12:50 pm) in room 203
    • For more information on the CASAS assessment click here or contact Transitional Studies (509) 524-4808.
  • Visit GED Testing Centers National Web site for ideas and information: GED.COM
  • Online resources are also available at: www.sbctc.edu, www.ace.net.org, www.gedpractice.com, www.gedonline.org, www.4tests.com, www.testprepreview.com.

Exam Fees

  • Each GED test or retake costs $30 
  • Payments are received online at the time you schedule your appointment

Taking the Exam

  • Testing is by APPOINTMENT ONLY please register at GED.COM or call 1.877.392.6433
  • You are required to bring government issued photo identification (e.g., state driver's license, state ID card, or passport)
  • You will also need to show that you are a current resident of the State of Washington. This can be shown through a valid Washington Driver's license or by bringing a current utilities bill with your Washington address.
  • The TI-30XS calculator is the ONLY calculator that can be used on the Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics Part 2 exams ONLY. You can bring your own TI-30SX calculator, which will be inspected upon arrival. We also have a limited amount of TI-30XS calculators available within the Testing Center. There is an imbedded calculator within the test and therefore a physical calculator is not required. 
  • Si Ud. quiere tomar los exámenes en español, llame al 1.877.392.6433, para más información.

Exam Schedules

Testing is by APPOINTMENT ONLY please schedule your appointment at  GED.COM or call 1.877.392.6433

Students with Disabilities

Please visit GED.com to get information for accommodations requests due to a disability.

 DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS INFORMATION

 

Downloadable Forms

Introduction

The Testing Center provides exam proctoring services for both on and off campus students, distance learning exams, and make-up exams. Appointments are encouraged in advance of testing to ensure test delivery, time, and space availability, but they are not required. To make an appointment, email testing@wwcc.edu or call 509.527.4267.

Please review our schedule by PDF clicking here. Students will not be allowed to begin exams if the total time allowed extends beyond open lab hours. Please plan accordingly. If you have concerns about testing times, please talk to your faculty member.

*For Motorcycle testing, click the following link to register:  Motorcycle Knowledge Testing. Registration and payments for the knowledge test must be completed prior to scheduling your appointment with the Testing Center. You will be charged an $11 testing fee if you do not have a WWCC Student Identification Number. 

Students

All students are required to check in at the Testing Center located in Room 236 in the Main Campus building. A valid Student ID card or Driver’s License must be presented at the testing counter upon check-in. Certain items are not permitted in the testing rooms and will be stored prior to testing.

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.
  • You may come in anytime during open lab hours with or without an appointment.
  • 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.
  • Appointments are encouraged but are not required.

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 in exact change or with a check.

Current Testing Schedule:

Please contact the Testing Center for your appointment at 509.527.4267 or testing@wwcc.edu

Click PDF here for Fall Quarter open lab hours.

Faculty

The testing center provides testing services to faculty to assist with out-of-classroom testing and testing for students with accommodations.

Using the Testing Center:

  • In order to protect exam security, exams must be delivered in a timely manner and given only to testing staff, left in our secured drop box, or submitted via email to testing@wwcc.edu.
  • Please do not leave exams at the testing counter if unattended or with other staff members at the Student Development Center.
  • If exams are scheduled in advance the Testing Center will notify you via email regarding the students’ appointment time.
  • If exams are not in the testing center upon the students’ arrival, the student will be referred to faculty to make arrangements for the exam to be proctored.

Accurate test administration depends in part on you. Please submit your exam with an exam coversheet. You will need to complete the top half of the cover sheet.

Testing Center Contact Information Walla Walla Campus

Feel free to contact us with any questions or to schedule an appointment. Here is our contact information:

Phone: 509.527.4267

Email: testing@wwcc.edu

Fax: 509.524.4795

Address:

Walla Walla Community College

Attn: Testing Center

500 Tausick Way

Walla Walla, WA 99362