The College uses placement tests to determine your strengths and weaknesses in subjects including English, reading comprehension, and mathematics. We also have an English proficiency test for students whose primary language is not English. These assessments ensure you are enrolled in courses that match your skill level and subject knowledge, and they could determine opportunities for you to bypass courses not required for your degree or transfer pathway. ACCUPLACER, ALEKS, and the CaMLA English Placement Test (EPT) are offered in the Testing Center on the 3rd floor of the Student Center Building on campus.
Placement Tests for English and Reading Comprehension
Students may use SAT, ACT, or the ACCUPLACER placement test to determine their skill level in Reading and English.
Students who have previously attended an accredited US college or university and have earned a minimum of 15 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher are not required to complete a placement test in English or Reading Comprehension.
Placement Tests for Math
Students may use SAT, ACT, or the ALEKS to determine their skill level in Mathematics. Students who have graduated from high school this year or last year and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 have a Math Level of 3 unless a test score sets a higher level. Students who have graduated from college within the past two years and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 have a Math Level of 3 unless a test score sets a higher level. Math levels 3 and below established with a GPA or test score will expire after 2 years. Students with an expired math level will need to take an ALEKS placement test to establish a new math level.
No ALEKS Test can start in the Testing Center after:
5:00 pm – Monday thru Thursday
3:00 pm – Friday thru Sunday
Placement Tests for English Proficiency
The College uses the CaMLA English Proficiency Test (EPT) for students whose first language is not English.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I have test anxiety?
How are my placement scores used
Please view Academic Levels and Course Placement information
How do I have my Placement scores sent to another school?
Please fill out and return this form
Requesting Remote Placement Testing?
Most Remote Testing Sites charge a fee. If you have found a Remote site please fill out and return this form
Please note: A photo ID is required to take any of the Placement Tests. No exceptions!
Disability Support Services
WCC strives to be more than ADA compliant. We strive to be accessible and welcoming to students of all abilities.
If you need any assistance or accommodation in completing any components of the admissions, financial aid, orientation or enrollment processes, please contact our Learning Support Services at (734)973-3342.