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All WCJC Testing Centers are open and providing their normal selection of tests in person.  Limitations apply due to CoVID precautions including 50% availability.  

Please see the Testing Schedule page for test availability at each campus. 

Appointments MUST be made.  Walk ins are not available.

ALL examinees MUST wear face masks while in the building at any WCJC campus until further notice.  If you do not have a face mask, you will not be allowed in the building or to test.  Masks will NOT be provided.

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Testing Centers

The WCJC Testing Centers are located on the Wharton, Richmond, and Sugar Land Campuses.  

Each center keeps its own schedule.  Examinees must contact the testing center they wish to test at to schedule an appointment.

 

Types of Tests Offered

The WCJC Testing Centers administer a variety of tests and assessments to help students achieve their academic, personal, and vocational goals. Testing services include:

  • AALF (Accuplacer Advanced Algebra and Functions Test - used for placement into Calculus)
  • High School Equivalency
    • GED(available at Richmond and Sugar Land)
    • HiSET - coming soon to Wharton
  • CLEP (College Level Examination Program)
  • Professional Exams
    • TCFP  (Texas Commission on Fire Protection) (available at Wharton or Richmond)
    • TCEQ  (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) (available at Richmond only)

 

Testing Center Guidelines

  • Examinees must make an appointment

Appointments should be made at least the day before.  Spaces can fill quickly during peak times. 

Examinees are expected to be on time for their appointment and encouraged to be early to check in.  Allow time to make your payment before your appointment time.  Late arrivals may be turned away.

Same day appointments and walk-ins are not available.

Appointment times must allow for the full test length to be completed within open Testing Center hours.  Appointments cannot be made that conflict with Testing Center lunch and closing times.

  • A valid photo ID is required for ALL testing.

Examinees must be prepared to present photo ID each time they test.  The type of ID required is dependent upon the test but most require current government photo ID.  Some tests may have additional identification requirements.

  • Payment for tests is required prior to testing

Most tests provided by WCJC require a testing fee (the exceptions being Pearson tests including GED and ATI TEAS where payments are made in full thorough the student's account with the test provider).  The WCJC testing fee is in addition and independent of any fee that a testing provider may charge for their test. 

WCJC testing fee payments are made in person at a WCJC Business Office (Cashier window). 

Payment receipts are non-transferrable.  Receipt reprints are not available.

  • Food, drink, and tobacco products are not allowed in the testing room.
  • Examinees should be prepared to store ALL personal items such as cell phones (powered OFF), backpacks, watches, books, laptops, purses, water bottles, etc. upon request.

No personal items are allowed into the testing room and all items must be stored before testing can begin.  Storage space is limited so examinees should leave as many personal items as possible at home or locked securely in a vehicle.  Position of personal items while testing is grounds for invalidation of your test. 

Cell phones must be powered OFF before storing.  Examinees with cell phones left on, in airplane mode, and/or on vibrate will have their test interrupted to turn their phone off and could have their test invalidated. 

The WCJC Testing Centers are not responsible for lost, stolen, or broken items.

  • Children are not allowed in the testing room

Examinees should not leave children unsupervised anywhere on campus during a testing appointment.  Testing Center personnel are not allowed to supervise children.

  • Examinees requiring proctoring services must be at least 13 years old to test at a WCJC Testing Center and must present photo identification and identification which confirms the examinee’s birthdate.

  • Activities within the WCJC Testing Centers are camera monitored.

Any activity defined as “Misconduct” in the WCJC Student Handbook will not be tolerated and may result in exam invalidation.  (http://www.wcjc.edu/About-Us/administration/offices/student-services/documents/WCJCStudentHandbook.pdf)

  • Students taking instructor exams for WCJC classes must schedule these exams in advance and during times that do not conflict with the lunch and closing times of the Testing Center.

Students are not allowed to leave the testing room once they have started a instructor or proctored exam.  If a student fails to complete an exam by closing time or within the allowed time limit, the exam will be collected as is and the student will only be allowed additional time with written permission from the instructor.

  • Examinees taking computer tests are prohibited from using the computer for any other activity.  Accessing the internet, computer programs, or computer accessories during a test will be grounds for test invalidation. 
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