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Testing Center

Student Placement & GED Testing

Testing Center

Student Placement & GED Testing

Testing Center

Student Placement & GED Testing

Testing Center

The Testing Center at Skagit Valley College provides testing services for the Accuplacer placement test, CASAS assessment test, GED, industrial tests, ATI TEAS tests, and proctoring for course exams.

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. 

Contact Testing Center

[email protected]

Special Accommodations

To receive accommodations services contact the Disability Access Services.
360.416.7958 v/tt

Accuplacer Placement Testing

The Accuplacer assessment tool is used to determine your starting place in English and Mathematics. It is also used as a prerequisite to additional courses you may take. There is no “passing” score. Scores indicate areas in which you are strong and areas in which you may need to improve your skills. 

Accuplacer is a computer-based assessment and is not timed. Whatever the results, Skagit Valley College has a starting place for you.   

To learn more about Accuplacer Placement Testing and how to register, follow this link: https://www.skagit.edu/course-placement/accuplacer-test/ 

CASAS Placement Testing

In a CASAS assessment session, you will complete assessments in reading, listening and math (depending on the program). These assessments will help us place you into classes and programs that will provide you with the best support.

Students can take a CASAS assessment test either in-person or remotely. In-person assessment sessions are held in both the Mount Vernon and Whidbey Island Campus.

  • Mount Vernon Campus: Lewis Hall L206
  • Whidbey Island Campus: Hayes Hall 109

To register for a CASAS test, you will need your ctcLink ID number. Make sure you bring a valid photo ID (such as school ID, driver’s license, passport, or government-issued ID) to your testing session.

Pearson Vue

Skagit Valley College Testing Center is a Pearson Vue Select Testing Center. We provide tests such as CompTIA, CNA written, West B, NES, NBPTS, Pharmacy Technician (PTCE), and many other exams. All Pearson VUE tests are scheduled through the Pearson Vue website. Please click on this link to register: https://home.pearsonvue.com/

GED Test

Skagit Valley College Testing Center 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)

To take the GED Exam, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Washington State resident;
  2. At least 16 years old;
  3. Currently not attending high school;
  4. If under 19 years of age, candidates must provide a high school release form (obtainable from a high school in the area were you currently live), or if homeschooled, a notarized statement of homeschooling.

A valid form of Identification (ID) is required and must include the candidate’s address, date of birth, signature, and photograph. Acceptable forms of ID are:

  • Military ID
  • Valid passport

Note: Student ID cards, ASB cards, temporary driver’s license/ID, out of state ID and expired IDs are not acceptable forms of ID. Please contact our testing center at 360.416.7820 with any questions regarding ID requirements.

In addition to valid photo ID, it is a legal requirement of the State of Washington that all test candidates provide documentation to prove they are a resident of Washington State. The following provide proof of Identity and Residency in a single document:

  • Washington State Driver’s License
  • Washington State Photo ID

For a list of documents which may be provided in addition to other valid ID to prove state residency please contact our testing center at 360.416.7820.

The cost for the full exam is $144 ($36 per test subject). Retest fees are $36 per test subject. Fees are payable online at www.ged.com or by calling Pearson Vue Customer Service at 1.877.392.6433.
Candidates seeking special accommodations must complete an accommodations request form available at: https://ged.com/about_test/accommodations/
Test Scoring
The GED test will have a passing score of 150 on each test part. Therefore, you will need to reach a score of at least 150 on each part and a total score of 600 across the four-part battery in order to receive your GED test credential. The retest fee is $30 and must be paid before each retest.
GED Transcripts
All GED transcripts must be requested through www.ged.com. Skagit Valley College does not keep GED records.

TEAS stands for Test of Essential Academic Skills. It is used to determine the ability of potential students to be successful in a nursing program. The test is created and administered by Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI). It is a standardized exam that covers reading, math, English usage, and science. The most recent cohorts of nursing students received an average of an 83% total score on this exam.

You can take the TEAS test twice each academic year (a year is July 1-June 30); and scores are good for 3 years. Register at www.ATITesting.com. You will be required to create an account in order to register for the exam. Tests are offered in-person on the Mount Vernon Campus and remotely.

Proctored Exams

The SVC Testing Center offers proctored exams for SVC students as well as for the community. The testing fee for non-SVC students is $35 for the first hour and $20 for every hour after that. Please contact the Testing Center at [email protected] or call 360.416.7820 to set up your appointment.