Testing Center: East County

East County Testing Center

At the East County Campus, you can take the COMPASS placement test required of all new students and the GED® test. We also offer information technology and evaluation systems tests through Pearson VUE and proctored testing for the community and other colleges and universities. For questions about any of these tests, call 425-259-8732; we are happy to help.

COMPASS Placement Test

What: New and returning students are required to take the placement test to see which classes you're ready for. You can take the test at the East County Campus.

When: Testing is available Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  We suggest students allow plenty of time to complete testing which typically runs 2 to 2 1/2 hours.  With that in mind, we recommend you check in by 3 p.m.

Cost: The Placement test is $30. and $10 for retakes. You can pay for the test at the East County Campus with cash, check, money order, debit or credit card.

Bring: Your EvCC SID and photo ID, if you don't know it, bring your social security number.

Tips: Placement testing is not pass-fail, but it's important that you place into the right class for you. Don't panic, but do take the test seriously; you're allowed a limited number of re-takes. The test is not timed and you'll get your test results before you leave.

GED® Testing

The GED is four separate tests that assess the knowledge and skills equivalent to high school graduates. You can take all four tests - together or separately - at the East County Campus. Our testing days vary so please check for availability at GED.com.  We are called Everett Community College East County Campus on this site, make sure you select us if you want to test at the East County Campus location.

This information will help you get started:

Create your free on-line account at ged.com.

  • Pay on-line for the test(s) you are ready to take. Tests are $30 each, and there are four tests in the series (total of $120).  You will need a credit, debit or pre-paid card to pay online. If you are paying with a voucher from another office or agency, please bring the voucher to the Lake Tye Building, room 303, before your test appointment.

  • If you are 16-18 years old (that is, if you have not yet reached your 19th birthday) you will need to bring a completed high school release form or notarized statement of completion of a home-schooling program to the Testing Center prior to making your first appointment. We cannot test you without this form, and you will not be able to make appointments until we have received it. You must be at least 16 to test.

  • You will need to bring one form of government-issued identification (such as driver's license or passport) with you to any and all testing sessions. Your identification should include your name, address, date of birth, and signature.

  • Retesting may be done until minimum scores are obtained. You may re-take each of the four subject tests three times in a row (once plus two re-takes). Two discounted re-takes are provided by the GED® Testing Service at $10 each. Additional re-takes are allowed after a 60-day waiting period, and the price goes back up to $30 each. Scores do carry over from year to year until the test battery is changed. The test battery was just changed on January 1st, 2014, so it is not likely that changes will be made in the near future. Scores for Math, Science, and Social Studies are posted to your ged.com account within 1-2 business days. Language Arts will post to your ged.com account within 3-5 business days.

  • No changes of any kind can be made to a GED appointment less than 24 hours in advance. You are considered no-show 15 min. after your appointment time, and will need to reschedule and pay again. Please plan accordingly.

If you have any problems setting up your account or making appointments online, please call 1-877-EXAM-GED (1-877-392-6433).

Tips: The East County Campus also offers GED prep classes. The GED test is computer based, but it must be taken at an authorized testing site like the East County Campus. Beware of web sites that offer students online GED certificates for hundreds of dollars; these are scams. For more information about GED testing and classes, visit the EvCC GED page.

Pearson VUE Testing

What: You can take many exams in information technology and various other professional certifications right here at the East County Campus. 

To sign up: Create an account at Pearson VUE and select the test you want. If the test is offered here (we are Everett Community College East County Campus), you'll see testing times and dates.

Proctored Tests at East County Campus

What: We offer proctored testing services for students as well as the greater community. Some distance education classes, businesses or job interviews may require you to take a test that you can complete here.

To schedule: If you have a test you would like our staff to administer or if you need to take a test for an outside agency or institution, please call 425-388-8732 to make all the arrangements.

Cost: There is a $15 fee associated with this service.