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Testing Center

Skagit Valley College 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 initial student placement into reading, writing, and math classes
  • Administering the General Educational Development (GED) Test both on-campus and in local correctional institutions
  • Providing a proctored testing environment for Central's Correspondence and Distance Learning students
  • Providing a proctored testing environment for correspondence students of other institutions

Schedule a COMPASS Appointment

Mount Vernon Campus Whidbey Island Campus
(360) 416-7697 (360) 679-5319
San Juan Center South Whidbey Center
(360) 378-3220 (360) 341-2324

Tests Used at SVC

  • Native and non-native English speakers take the COMPASS exam for initial placement into classes upon admission. This computerized test evaluates English and Math skills. Sample COMPASS tests are available online at and Algebra review websites at or are great resources for refreshing your math skills.
  • The General Educational Development (GED) Test is available to students who have not graduated from high school and wish to earn a high school credential. The test is provided by and in accordance with the guidelines established by the national GED Testing Service.
  • Please see the informational sections on each test for more details.

GED Testing Questions

Mount Vernon Campus Whidbey Island Campus
Call Jan Sears Call Rolando Ferris
(360) 416-7820 (360) 679-5384

Special Accommodations

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