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Assessment Testing

WCCCD requires that all first-time students with intent to pursue a degree or certificate program must be assessed for skills in reading, writing, and mathematics prior to registering for classes.

Assessment Testing

What is Assessment Testing and what do the scores mean?

Assessment testing is a process by which the District advising staff can determine your skill levels in reading, writing and math. The test that you will take does not determine if you are admitted to one of the District campuses. It provides the advising staff with the information that they need regarding your skill levels so that they can accurately advise you on the selection of courses that are appropriate for your skill level.

How do I schedule an assessment test?
Contact the student services office at the campus of your choice. Please plan to stay at least two hours for your testing session. It is suggested that you prepare for this assessment prior to your test day. The student service office can provide you with sample test questions and practice tests to help you prepare. Please bring a photo ID with you when testing. The District uses two versions of an assessment test. The paper pencil version (ASSET) and the computerized version (COMPASS), both of these test will provide the advising staff with the necessary information about your skill levels so that the academic advisors can advise you appropriately.



10:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. Monday - Thursday
10:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M. Friday
10:00 A.M. Saturday (during final registration only)

Students must schedule an appointment for ASSET testing at the location of their choice.


Walk-in, 9:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M., Monday - Thursday
Walk-in, 9:00 A.M. -2:30 P.M., Friday
Walk-in, 9:00 A.M. -12:00 P.M., Saturday (during final registration only)
Students can take the Compass test on a walk-in basis during the hours listed above.

To view sample study questions for COMPASS click here.

Program Entrance Exams

HESI - Nursing
Students interested in applying for admission to the Nursing program must take the HESI prior to being admitted to this program. For more information regarding the test please contact the Nursing Department for Eligibility Requirements at 313-943-4480.

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