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Testing
Who Needs to Test | Kinds of Tests  | Testing Hours | Conditions

Important Information:

Please bring a quarter (25 cent coin) for the locker which will be returned to you at the end of your exam.

North has a new math placement test and a new English placement test.

  You do not need an appointment to take either test, but the tests are not offered at the same time every day. Please check the Testing Calendar on the right of this page to see when the test you need is scheduled.  

 

The placement test fee is now $35 for a combined test fee—if the math and English placement tests are taken together, the cost is $35.

If taken separately:

  • • The math placement test cost is $35 per sitting.
  • • The English placement test cost is $35 per sitting.

COMPASS test scores for math are good for one year, and English scores are good for two years. If you need a printout of your COMPASS score, we are able to print your score going back to December 1, 2014.

Who Needs to Test?

Most students who are entering degree, certificate or college transfer programs at North Seattle College are required to take English and math placement tests.

Testing is also required for all other students who wish to enroll in English or math courses that list placement test scores as a prerequisite. (Check the online schedule for the listing of classes and their prerequisites.)

If you have placement test scores or coursework from other colleges, you may not need to test. Bring your placement test scores or college transcript with you when you attend a new student orientation or meet with an advisor. You may also check with the Testing Center about eligibility of external scores or past placement tests taken at North.

Kinds of Tests

  • • The Testing Center provides testing for English and math placement, CASAS (ESL and ABE) and GED.
  • • TEAS Test: Visit the TEAS TEST page for test instructions

Please see the appropriate sections (at left) for details pertaining to the above tests.

  • • North is a Pearson VUE and Certiport  (Microsoft Office Specialist exams) Certified Testing Center.
  • • North now provides the TOEFL test for international students. These are the dates for upcoming tests:

July 8, 2017

August 5, 2017

September 22, 2017

October 14, 2017

November 3, 2017

December 8, 2017

Testing Hours

See the Testing Calendar for available dates and times for English and math placement tests, CASAS (ESL and ABE). GED exams are to be scheduled at GED.com

All testing procedures require a valid Photo ID to be presented before you may test.

Testing Conditions

Please bring a quarter (25 cent coin) for the locker which will be returned to you at the end of your exam.

Learn more about What to Bring, How Much Time to Allow on Day of Test and Parking.