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Testing Schedule GED® Testing

News and Announcements

Plan ahead: GED® testing is by appointment only. To schedule an appointment for GED® testing, you will first need create a free account at ged.com Once you've created an account, you can make appointments, check scores, and more.

COMPASS placement testing will still be administered on a drop-in basis, with no appointment needed. See our new COMPASS testing schedule below.

COMPASS Placement Test

Our Placement Test is required for students new to Everett Community College who are taking more than 7 credits, or taking classes that have an English, Math, or Reading level prerequisite. The Reading, Writing and Math scores are also used for advising purposes.

If you are a returning EvCC student, have completed the placement testing within the past 2 years, taken classes here at EvCC and are returning after an absence of 3 or more quarters, you may not need to test. We would recommend that you speak with an Advisor prior to registering for classes. The Educational Planning Center is located on the 3rd floor of the Parks Student Union or you may contact them at 425-388-9339. New students, welcome to EvCC, returning students, welcome back!

Do I have to test? If you have attended another institution and earned 45 college level classes, completed college level English Composition and Intermediate Alegbra or completed placement testing at another institution within the past 3 years please read the information about alternatives, preparation, and sample questions.

New students should also complete orientation.

EvCC's Testing Center offers a variety of testing services. Students who need accommodation due to a disability must make special arrangements well in advance of testing. For information and assistance call 425-388-9288.

Testing Fees

  • COMPASS: $30.00
  • COMPASS Re-Take: $10.00
  • GED Test: $30.00 per section (full test is four sections for a total of $120)
  • GED Re-Take: first two re-takes are $10 each.  Additional re-takes require a 60-day waiting period and go back up to $30 each.
  • Proctored Test for non-EvCC courses: $15.00

Testing Tips

  • Get a good night's rest.
  • For placement testing, remember that it's not pass-fail, but it's important that you place into the right class. Don't panic, but do take the test seriously - you're allowed a limited number of re-takes.
  • For GED testing, please make sure you arrive in plenty of time to check in and be seated before the end of the check-in time. Bring your photo ID each time you test.
  • For Compass placement testing, although the test is not timed, plan on an average of about 1½ - 2 hrs. If you choose Asset, it is made up of three sections, 25 min. per section. Each GED subject test has its own time limit, listed on the GED schedule.
  • Have your Student ID Number or Social Security Number with you when you go to test.
  • Pay in Parks Student Union, Room 201, prior to testing.
    • Your receipt is required to enter the test room
    • Receipts are not replaced if lost
    • The fee is non-refundable

Testing Schedule

The following schedule is effective June 13th - Sept. 5th, 2014.

Please note: In addition to our main-campus Testing Center schedule below, COMPASS placement testing is often available at the Lake Tye Building in Monroe.  Click here for the current East County Testing Schedule.  Please contact our East County campus (425-259-8732) for more details.

MONDAY 
Office hours 8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

COMPASS testing available all day. Drop-in, un-timed computer-based testing for placement. Any tests not finished at around 5:50 p.m. can be saved for completion at another test-session. All testing ends at 6:00 p.m.

Paper and pencil tests also available: Spanish, French, Chemistry, Asset (timed paper-and-pencil alternative to Compass). Proctored testing also available.

TUESDAY
Office hours 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

GED® testing by appointment. Schedule online at ged.com 

COMPASS testing (drop-in placement testing) as well as language placement, chemistry, and proctored testing are usually available, although GED must take priority.  You are welcome to check with us as close to your desired test-time as possible to confirm availability. All testing ends at 5:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY
Office hours 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

GED® testing by appointment. Schedule online at ged.com 

COMPASS testing (drop-in placement testing) as well as language placement, chemistry, and proctored testing are usually available, although GED must take priority. You are welcome to check with us as close to your desired test-time as possible to confirm availability. All testing ends at 5:30 p.m.

THURSDAY
Office hours 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

COMPASS testing available all day. Drop-in, un-timed computer-based testing for placement. All testing ends at 5:30 p.m.

Paper and pencil tests also available: Spanish, French, Chemistry, Asset (timed paper-and-pencil alternative to Compass). Proctored testing also available.

FRIDAY 
The EvCC campus is closed on Fridays during the summer.

Students enrolling in eLearning classes who do not live in the vicinity may call the Testing Center Program Manager, 425-388-9288, to discuss other options for completing a basic skills assessment.

Other Tests

Chemistry, world language tests, and proctored testing for distance classes are available during the same times as the COMPASS test. For specific information on other testing services, contact the Testing Center at 425-388-9288.