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Testing Center

Skagit Valley College's Testing Center subscribes to the mission and standards outlined by the National College Testing Association (NCTA), and is dedicated to providing quality assessment and testing services to the college community.

We offer comprehensive testing for student placement in Reading, Writing, and Math classes, as well as GED testing on-campus and at local correctional institutions. Skagit Valley College provides a proctored testing environment for correspondence students, including Central's Correspondence and Distance Learning program.


Skagit Valley College offers the COMPASS test to prospective students for placement into Reading, Writing, and Math classes once enrolled. Students will be test on their mathematic ability as well as their reading comprehension and writing skills (including, but not limited to, the usage/mechanics of punctuation, basic grammar and usage, and sentence structure).

View COMPASS test information

GED Test

Skagit Valley College offers the GED test to provide individuals with a certificate of competency in lieu of a High School diploma. The exam measures skills required by high schools, and requested by colleges and employers, in the following four subject areas: Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, and Language Arts (Reading/Literature or Writing/English).

View GED test information

Skagit Valley College is a Pearson Vue Authorized Test Center

Skagit Valley College has teamed up with Pearson VUE to offer computer-based testing for leading IT program certificates as well as the GED test.

Get information on testing services

Special Accommodations

To receive accommodations services contact the Disability Access Services office at (360) 416-7958 v/tt

Testing Center Contact

If you have questions about COMPASS testing, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact:

Mount Vernon Campus

Whidbey Island Campus

South Whidbey Center

San Juan Center

If you have questions about GED Testing at SVC, please contact:

Mount Vernon Campus
Jan Sears

Whidbey Island Campus
Paulette Ferris