Testing Center

The Testing Center offers EvCC placement tests, GED® testing, and several other kinds of tests.

COMPASS Placement Test

New students who are taking more than 7 credits or taking classes that have an English, Math, or reading level prerequisite are required to provide Everett Community College with information to help you select the right classes.

To provide that information, most new students take the COMPASS placement test. The untimed English, Reading, and math tests are completed on a computer. You can take the test at EvCC's north Everett campus or EvCC's East County Campus.

You may not need to test if you:

  • Are a returning EvCC student who has 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.
  • Have attended another college or university and earned 45 college-level credits
  • Completed college-level English Composition
  • Completed college-level Intermediate Algebra
  • Have completed placement testing at another college or university within the past two years.

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GED® Tests

Offered by appointment only. Find out how to schedule your appointment.

Other Tests

The Testing Center offers chemistry placement tests, world language placement tests, Air Washington testing, and proctored testing for distance classes. EvCC's East County Campus offers proctored testing and Pearson VUE testing for many information technology exams and other professional certifications. EvCC does not offer the SAT, ACT, GMAT or MBA test.


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.