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Testing Services


GED® Test  

The General Education Development (GED) allows adults who did not complete high school an opportunity to earn a high school credential.

Adult Education   
       
       

COMPASS™ Placement Testing  

WCC uses the Computer-Adaptive Placement Assessment and Support System/English as a Second Language (COMPASS®/ESL) developed by American College Testing (ACT®).  COMPASS® /ESL measures students' skills in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics and English as a Second Language.  The tests are designed to assist advisors and/or counselors in placing students into appropriate college credit courses or developmental courses.

COMPASS Assessment Information
Students must present picture identification and have an application for admission on file with the Office of Admissions and Records in order to take the COMPASS® Assessment. COMPASS® retesting is allowed under certain circumstances. The College reserves the right to assess a nominal charge for retesting. COMPASS® scores are valid for three years. Students who enroll in a course without appropriate assessment scores may be withdrawn from the course by the College and may not qualify for a refund of tuition. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all assessment requirements are met. For more information, call (334) 556-2296.
          
The following students are exempt from the English and/or mathematics section(s) of the COMPASS® Assessment:
  • students who score 20 or above on the English section and/or 20 or above on the mathematics section of the ACT and enroll at WCC within three years of high school graduation;
  • students who score 470 or above on the English section and/or 470 or above on the mathematics section of the SAT®I and enroll at WCC within three years of high school graduation;
  • students who have an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited postsecondary institution (community, junior, or four-year college);
  • students who transfer degree-creditable college-level English or mathematics courses with a grade of C or better;
  • students who have successfully completed certain developmental coursework at another Alabama College System school within the last three years;
  • students who provide documentation of assessment (COMPASS®) within the last three years.

To be eligible for these exemptions, assessment scores and/or college transcripts must be on file in Admissions

Students needing accommodations should contact Disability Support Services at respective campuses.

The payment forms must be processed in the Business Office or appropriate designated office on each campus.  Students must bring a receipt and their federal or state picture identification to the Test Center. 
       

College-Level Placement Examination Program (CLEP®)

CLEP is a national system of credit by examination. Examinations are administered each month through Testing Services, WCC Wallace Campus in Dothan.
       

Biology Placement Exam

This exam is only valid for two-year colleges in the state of Alabama for exempting BIO103 which is the pre-requisite for BIO201 and BIO220. Passing this exam will not earn credit for BIO103 for the A.A. or A.S. degrees or transfer to another college or university.   For more information regarding the Biology placement exam at WCC, call (334) 556-2296.

Any students needing accommodations must see Disability Support Services prior to the test date.
    

Ability-to-Benefit Test    

In keeping with the mission of the Alabama Community College System, applicants with less than a high school diploma or GED® may be admitted to courses not creditable toward an associate degree or programs comprised exclusively of courses not creditable toward an associate degree. For more information regarding the Ability-to-Benefit Test, call (334) 556-2296. 
       

Test of Essential Academic Skills Version V (TEAS-V®)   

All students who apply to Nursing (LPN and ADN) Programs, Respiratory Program, and Physical Therapy Assistant Program at WCC are required to take the TEAS-V® Exam as part of the application process. The score received on this exam will be considered as part of the selective admissions process. The TEAS-V® measures basic essential skills in the academic content area of reading, mathematics, science, English and language usage.  Applicants must create an account at www.atitesting.com to register and schedule a date for testing.

Any students needing accommodations must see Disability Support Services prior to the test date.
       

The Evolve Reach Admissions Assessment (A2®) Exam

All students who apply to the Radiologic Technology Program at WCC are required to take the A2® Exam as part of the application process. The score received on this exam will be considered as part of the selective admissions process. (See the Radiologic Technology Admissions Ranking Sheet for a breakdown of the scoring process.) You must email your request for a test date and time to testing@wallace.edu.    

Any students needing accommodations must see Disability Support Services prior to the test date.