Testing Center

Student Placement & GED Testing

Testing Center

Student Placement & GED Testing

Testing Center

Student Placement & GED Testing

The Pharmacy Technician program prepares students for the role of support personnel in the hospital, clinical, home health care agencies, mail-order and retail pharmacies. Working under the direction of a licensed pharmacist, Pharmacy Technicians provide assistance to the pharmacist in a variety of tasks involving the packaging, distribution, compounding, labeling, and recording of drugs.

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.

GED Testing

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).


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

  1. Washington State resident
  2. At least 16 years of age.
  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:

  • Washington State Driver’s License
  • Washington State Photo ID
  • Military ID
  • Valid passport

Note: Student ID cards, ASB cards, temporary driver’s license/ID, out of state ID and expired ID 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 $120 ($30 per test subject). Retest fees are $30 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: www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/accommodations-for-disability

Test Preparation

Adult Basic Education
Skagit Valley College offers Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses for students who do not have a high school diploma, but would like instruction in Reading, Writing, Math or GED test preparation. ABE courses are $25 per quarter and students may register for a course at the Registration Office. Students under 19 year of age must meet with a Counselor prior to registration.

Online Preparation

A free practice exam is available online:
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