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 to see when the test you need is scheduled.
The placement test fee is now $30 for a combined test fee—if the math and English placement tests are taken together, the cost is $30.
If taken separately:
- The math placement test cost is $30 per sitting.
- The English placement test cost is $30 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.
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.
- The Testing Center provides testing for English and math placement (COMPASS), CASAS (ESL and ABE) and GED.
HESI PN Exit Test: Visit the HESI PN Exit Test page for test instructions.
Please see the appropriate sections (at left) for details pertaining to the above tests.
- North now provides the TOEFL test for international students. These are the dates for upcoming tests:
December 02, 2016
January 07, 2017
February 3, 2017
March 3, 2017
April 21, 2017
May 06, 2017
June 03, 2017
See the Testing Calendar for available dates and times for COMPASS, 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.
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.