Testing Services

Both college students and community members are welcome to use the WCTC Testing Center. This secure and confidential testing environment, which includes surveillance cameras, meets the guidelines and policies set by WCTC and our testing partners.

Testing Center Policies

  • You must have a valid photo ID. If you fail to present a valid ID, you will not be allowed to test.
  • Cell phones and all other electronic devices are not permitted in the testing room.
  • Purses, backpacks, caps/hats, coats/hooded sweatshirts, watches, wallets and bags must be placed in lockers.
  • There are surveillance cameras in the Testing Center.
  • No guests are allowed in the Testing Center.
  • Food and beverages are not allowed in the Testing Center.
  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the test. Late arrivals may not be allowed to test.
  • Bring proof of payment if there is a fee for your test.

Already signed up and need to pay a testing fee? Pay online.

Select an exam for testing dates and other details:

ACCUPLACER©

About the ACCUPLACER©

WCTC administers the ACCUPLACER© college placement exams to measure a student's proficiency in specific academic areas. Placement scores will determine what courses a student can enroll in for their first semester, which will affect how quickly a student can complete a degree at WCTC.

ACCUPLACER©, developed by The College Board, is administered on the computer and is untimed. The typical test-taker will need approximately 1.5-2 hours to complete the exam.

We strongly recommend doing some preparation before your testing date. Check out this free ACCUPLACER© Study App and math review, and consider attending an ACCUPLACER© Test Prep Workshop before your testing session!

Special Accomodations/IEP

For those requiring special accommodations, contact Student Accessibility to meet with a transition specialist in order to verify your accommodations; do not sign up using the form below. The ACCUPLACER© COMPANION is a paper-and-pencil test used for students needing accommodations in this area.

Testing for Another College

You can take the ACCUPLACER© exam for your college at the WCTC Testing Center. There is a $30 fee for this service that is paid online when registering for a testing session. Contact your college to set up the placement test remotely. After you receive email verification/voucher information you may sign up using the dates below. Indicate "testing for another college" as your program of interest.

Sign Up for a Testing Session

Date Start Time Seats Open
Tue, 01/15/20191:00pm 15
Tue, 01/15/20195:00pm 17
Wed, 01/16/20199:00am 18
Wed, 01/16/20191:00pm 13
Thu, 01/17/20195:00pm 15
Thu, 01/17/20191:00pm 14
Thu, 01/17/20199:00am 18
Mon, 01/21/20195:30pm 15
Mon, 01/21/20192:00pm 10
Tue, 01/22/20194:30pm 18
Tue, 01/22/201910:00am 17
Wed, 01/23/20191:00pm 19
Wed, 01/23/20199:00am 18
Thu, 01/24/20191:00pm 20
Fri, 01/25/20199:00am 19
Mon, 01/28/20199:00am 20
Mon, 01/28/20192:00pm 19
Tue, 01/29/201910:00am 20
Tue, 01/29/20195:00pm 14
Wed, 01/30/201910:00am 19
Thu, 01/31/20192:00pm 20
Mon, 02/04/201910:00am 23
Tue, 02/05/201910:00am 20
Wed, 02/06/201910:00am 20
Thu, 02/07/20192:00pm 20
Tue, 02/12/201910:00am 20
Wed, 02/13/201910:00am 24
Thu, 02/14/201910:00am 23
Mon, 02/18/20199:00am 23
Tue, 02/19/20192:00pm 23
Wed, 02/20/20199:00am 24
Thu, 02/21/20192:00pm 20
Fri, 02/22/20199:00am 18
Mon, 02/25/201910:00am 20
Tue, 02/26/20199:00am 19
Wed, 02/27/20199:00am 20
Thu, 02/28/201910:00am 20

Results, Scores and Placement Guidelines

Placement test results are available immediately upon test completion. Score reports include course placement recommendation. Review scores and placement information for course prerequisites.

You can view your scores via MyWCTC Account:

  • Log into MyWCTC.
  • Select "MyWCTC Account."
  • Select "Admissions, Registration, Student Account Center, Financial Aid and Records."
  • Select "Student Records."
  • Select "View Test Scores."

To request a copy of your placement scores, fill out the Placement Score Release Form and follow the mailing/faxing instructions. Allow five to seven days for processing.

ALEKS (Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces) is a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS PPL (Placement, Preparation and Learning) is the math assessment required for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering students or anyone wanting to take Calculus. You will spend an average of 20 hours working in ALEKS. View our Getting Started information.

Next Steps

  1. Purchase ALEKS PPL ($25). Use course code PV333-F34XR.
  2. Take the first practice ALEKS Placement Assessment #1 on your own to assess your current skill level.
  3. Work in the prep and learning module for five or more hours.
  4. Take the official Placement Assessment #2 in the WCTC Testing Center. Sign up now and pay the $10 fee online. Based on the official assessment, you will either be placed into Calculus or need additional preparation.
  5. If you need additional preparation, work in ALEKS PPL for three or more hours, then take the next ALEKS Placement Assessment #3. Repeat for Assessment #4.
  6. Retake the official ALEKS Placement Assessment #5 in the WCTC Testing Center. Sign up now.

Special Accommodations/IEP for ALEKS

If you require special accommodations, follow steps 1 and 2 above, then contact the Student Accessibility Office located in the College Center, room C-022, or call 262.691.5281 or 262.691.5036 to schedule an accommodated ALEKS testing session. Do not sign up through the online form.

This 45-minute assessment is designed to assess your familiarity with the Windows operating system, email, the internet and Microsoft Office productivity tools. The test fee is $15. Use this Digital Literacy Assessment to review your skills.

You will meet the computer skills requirement with a score of 70-100. If you score 69 or lower, we recommend the Computer Skills Course.

Special Accommodations for Computer Skills Assessment

If you require special accommodations, contact the Student Accessibility Office located in the College Center, room C-022, or call 262.691.5318. Do not sign up through the online form.

Sign Up for a Testing Session

Date Start Time Seats Open
Tue, 01/15/20191:00pm 15
Tue, 01/15/20195:00pm 17
Wed, 01/16/20199:00am 18
Wed, 01/16/20191:00pm 13
Thu, 01/17/20199:00am 18
Thu, 01/17/20195:00pm 15
Thu, 01/17/20191:00pm 14
Mon, 01/21/20192:00pm 10
Mon, 01/21/20195:30pm 15
Tue, 01/22/201910:00am 17
Tue, 01/22/20194:30pm 18
Wed, 01/23/20199:00am 18
Wed, 01/23/20191:00pm 19
Thu, 01/24/20191:00pm 20
Fri, 01/25/20199:00am 19
Mon, 01/28/20192:00pm 19
Mon, 01/28/20199:00am 20
Tue, 01/29/201910:00am 20
Tue, 01/29/20195:00pm 14
Wed, 01/30/201910:00am 19
Thu, 01/31/20192:00pm 20
Mon, 02/04/201910:00am 23
Tue, 02/05/201910:00am 20
Thu, 02/07/20192:00pm 20
Tue, 02/12/201910:00am 20
Wed, 02/13/201910:00am 24
Mon, 02/18/20199:00am 23
Tue, 02/19/20192:00pm 23
Wed, 02/20/20199:00am 24
Thu, 02/21/20192:00pm 20
Fri, 02/22/20199:00am 18
Mon, 02/25/201910:00am 20
Tue, 02/26/20199:00am 19

You must be fluent in English and Spanish to enroll in the Language Interpreter for Health Services program. Completion of the UW Spanish Placement Test is required. The test fee is $15.

If your UW Spanish Placement Test score is below 64, you will be required to successfully complete 802-166, Spanish for Interpreters, prior to registering for fall program courses. This course is only offered in summer.

Sign Up for a Testing Session

Date Start Time Seats Open
Tue, 01/15/20195:00pm 17
Tue, 01/15/20191:00pm 15
Wed, 01/16/20199:00am 18
Wed, 01/16/20191:00pm 13
Thu, 01/17/20195:00pm 15
Thu, 01/17/20191:00pm 14
Thu, 01/17/20199:00am 18
Mon, 01/21/20192:00pm 10
Mon, 01/21/20195:30pm 15
Tue, 01/22/20194:30pm 18
Tue, 01/22/201910:00am 17
Wed, 01/23/20191:00pm 19
Wed, 01/23/20199:00am 18
Thu, 01/24/20191:00pm 20
Fri, 01/25/20199:00am 19
Mon, 01/28/20199:00am 20
Mon, 01/28/20192:00pm 19
Tue, 01/29/201910:00am 20
Tue, 01/29/20195:00pm 14
Wed, 01/30/201910:00am 19
Thu, 01/31/20192:00pm 20
Mon, 02/04/201910:00am 23
Tue, 02/05/201910:00am 20
Wed, 02/06/201910:00am 20
Thu, 02/07/20192:00pm 20
Tue, 02/12/201910:00am 20
Wed, 02/13/201910:00am 24
Thu, 02/14/201910:00am 23
Mon, 02/18/20199:00am 23
Tue, 02/19/20192:00pm 23
Wed, 02/20/20199:00am 24
Thu, 02/21/20192:00pm 20
Fri, 02/22/20199:00am 18
Mon, 02/25/201910:00am 20
Tue, 02/26/20199:00am 19
Wed, 02/27/20199:00am 20
Thu, 02/28/201910:00am 20

All students applying to WCTC's nursing program are required to take the National League for Nursing Pre-Admission Examination RN (PAX). Applicants are encouraged to study for this exam. Use this guide from the WCTC Library.

  • To be a candidate, you must achieve a composite score of 100 or greater and a verbal RN Percentile of 50 percent or greater.
  • You are allowed two attempts, and you must wait three months between each attempt.

Disability Accommodations/IEP

If you're using disability accommodations or an IEP, plan for a four-week lead time to process accommodations. Schedule your exam using the information below. After scheduling your exam, contact the Student Accessibility Office at 262.691.5318 to discuss the requested accommodations. Once NLN has approved your request, you will receive notification from your disabilities specialist and the testing center.

Register for the PAX

Registration for the PAX exam is a two-step process. You must register and pay $40 via the NLN website; then you must pay a $25 proctoring fee to WCTC.

Part 1: Register for the PAX Exam. Use the Student Guide for directions. First, visit the National League for Nursing, and create an account. Next, register and pay for the exam.

Part 2: Pay the Proctoring Fee to WCTC. Pay in person at the Enrollment Center (located in College Center, Room C-019), by phone at 262.691.5578 or online.

PAX Testing Sessions

Sessions begin at 10 a.m., and you can register six weeks before the exam date. There are 24 seats available for each session.

  • 1/4/2019
  • 1/18/2019
  • 2/1/2019
  • 2/15/2019
  • 3/1/2019
  • 3/15/2019
  • 3/29/2019

Earn college credit for what you already know with qualifying scores on one or more CLEP exams. These computerized exams test knowledge of introductory college-level subjects. Review WCTC's CLEP policy and approved course credit.

Please note: While most CLEP scores are provided immediately, scores for the College Composition exam are mailed two to three weeks after the test date. Learn more.

Active Military and Civil Servants

The WCTC Testing Center is an official DANTES-funded testing site for civil service personnel, qualified military personnel and their spouses. Those who are eligible are not charged the test or proctor fees. See the College Board eligibility guide to find out if you qualify. Qualified testers must present their military ID at the time of testing.

Test Preparation Resources

Register for the CLEP

  • CLEP test fees total $112. $87 is paid directly to CLEP; the remaining $25 is a WCTC proctoring fee.
  • Visit the CLEP website, and follow instructions to set up an account, purchase a test and submit the test fee.
  • Once registered, select a date below, sign up online and pay the $25 WCTC proctoring fee.

Sign Up for a Testing Session

Date Start Time Seats Open
Tue, 01/15/20191:00pm 15
Tue, 01/15/20195:00pm 17
Wed, 01/16/20199:00am 18
Wed, 01/16/20191:00pm 13
Thu, 01/17/20195:00pm 15
Thu, 01/17/20191:00pm 14
Thu, 01/17/20199:00am 18
Mon, 01/21/20195:30pm 15
Mon, 01/21/20192:00pm 10
Tue, 01/22/20194:30pm 18
Tue, 01/22/201910:00am 17
Wed, 01/23/20191:00pm 19
Wed, 01/23/20199:00am 18
Thu, 01/24/20191:00pm 20
Fri, 01/25/20199:00am 19
Mon, 01/28/20199:00am 20
Mon, 01/28/20192:00pm 19
Tue, 01/29/201910:00am 20
Tue, 01/29/20195:00pm 14
Wed, 01/30/201910:00am 19
Thu, 01/31/20192:00pm 20
Mon, 02/04/201910:00am 23
Tue, 02/05/201910:00am 20
Wed, 02/06/201910:00am 20
Thu, 02/07/20192:00pm 20
Tue, 02/12/201910:00am 20
Wed, 02/13/201910:00am 24
Thu, 02/14/201910:00am 23
Mon, 02/18/20199:00am 23
Tue, 02/19/20192:00pm 23
Wed, 02/20/20199:00am 24
Thu, 02/21/20192:00pm 20
Fri, 02/22/20199:00am 18
Mon, 02/25/201910:00am 20
Tue, 02/26/20199:00am 19
Wed, 02/27/20199:00am 20
Thu, 02/28/201910:00am 20

The DSST Program is a nationally-recognized testing program that allows you to receive college credit for learning acquired outside the traditional college setting. Review WCTC's DSST Policy.

Register for the DSST

  • DSST test fees total $110.
  • Pay the $85 testing fee to DSST via credit card at the WCTC Testing Center. If this is your first time taking the DSST, you'll need your Social Security number when setting up an account.
  • Sign up for a testing session below, and pay the $25 WCTC proctoring fee.

Sign Up for a Testing Session

Date Start Time Seats Open
Tue, 01/15/20191:00pm 15
Tue, 01/15/20195:00pm 17
Wed, 01/16/20191:00pm 13
Wed, 01/16/20199:00am 18
Thu, 01/17/20199:00am 18
Thu, 01/17/20195:00pm 15
Thu, 01/17/20191:00pm 14
Mon, 01/21/20192:00pm 10
Mon, 01/21/20195:30pm 15
Tue, 01/22/201910:00am 17
Tue, 01/22/20194:30pm 18
Wed, 01/23/20199:00am 18
Wed, 01/23/20191:00pm 19
Thu, 01/24/20191:00pm 20
Fri, 01/25/20199:00am 19
Mon, 01/28/20192:00pm 19
Mon, 01/28/20199:00am 20
Tue, 01/29/20195:00pm 14
Tue, 01/29/201910:00am 20
Wed, 01/30/201910:00am 19
Thu, 01/31/20192:00pm 20
Mon, 02/04/201910:00am 23
Tue, 02/05/201910:00am 20
Wed, 02/06/201910:00am 20
Thu, 02/07/20192:00pm 20
Tue, 02/12/201910:00am 20
Wed, 02/13/201910:00am 24
Thu, 02/14/201910:00am 23
Mon, 02/18/20199:00am 23
Tue, 02/19/20192:00pm 23
Wed, 02/20/20199:00am 24
Thu, 02/21/20192:00pm 20
Fri, 02/22/20199:00am 18
Mon, 02/25/201910:00am 20
Tue, 02/26/20199:00am 19
Wed, 02/27/20199:00am 20
Thu, 02/28/201910:00am 20

The Office Proficiency Assessment and Certification (OPAC) test is designed to assess the keyboarding skills of Medical Assistant students. The test fee is $15.

  • Thirty words per minute with 95 percent accuracy demonstrates the required proficieny.
  • The test includes a three-minute warm-up session and a five-minute testing session.
  • You may repeat the process for 60 minutes until you receive a passing score.
  • Consider practicing before your testing session. Check out this online typing test.

Sign Up for a Testing Session

Date Start Time Seats Open
Tue, 01/15/20195:00pm 17
Tue, 01/15/20191:00pm 15
Wed, 01/16/20199:00am 18
Wed, 01/16/20191:00pm 13
Thu, 01/17/20195:00pm 15
Thu, 01/17/20191:00pm 14
Thu, 01/17/20199:00am 18
Mon, 01/21/20192:00pm 10
Mon, 01/21/20195:30pm 15
Tue, 01/22/20194:30pm 18
Tue, 01/22/201910:00am 17
Wed, 01/23/20191:00pm 19
Wed, 01/23/20199:00am 18
Thu, 01/24/20191:00pm 20
Fri, 01/25/20199:00am 19
Mon, 01/28/20199:00am 20
Mon, 01/28/20192:00pm 19
Tue, 01/29/201910:00am 20
Tue, 01/29/20195:00pm 14
Wed, 01/30/201910:00am 19
Thu, 01/31/20192:00pm 20
Mon, 02/04/201910:00am 23
Tue, 02/05/201910:00am 20
Wed, 02/06/201910:00am 20
Thu, 02/07/20192:00pm 20
Tue, 02/12/201910:00am 20
Wed, 02/13/201910:00am 24
Thu, 02/14/201910:00am 23
Mon, 02/18/20199:00am 23
Tue, 02/19/20192:00pm 23
Wed, 02/20/20199:00am 24
Thu, 02/21/20192:00pm 20
Fri, 02/22/20199:00am 18
Mon, 02/25/201910:00am 20
Tue, 02/26/20199:00am 19
Wed, 02/27/20199:00am 20
Thu, 02/28/201910:00am 20

WCTC's Testing Center offers proctoring services for community members taking alternative delivery courses (for example, distance or online courses). Email to make an appointment.

The proctoring fee is $30. This fee must be paid before your testing session either in person in the Enrollment Center (College Center, Room C-019) or by phone at 262.691.5578. Bring proof of payment with you to your testing session.

You must schedule your test at least five days in advance. No walk-in sessions are available. Appointments are available during office hours. Appointment times may be limited due to proctor availability.

Contact the Testing Center 24 hours before your testing session to verify we have received the test items needed from your college. If your instructor needs additional proctor information, please have them email the testing center.

WCTC students using testing accommodations are able to schedule tests in the Testing Center, Room C-020. Make sure you are aware of the Testing Center Policies listed above.

Submit an Accommodated Testing Request

WCTC administers the ACCUPLACER for trade apprenticeships. There is a $30 fee. The ACCUPLACER© test is administered on the computer and is untimed. The typical test-taker will need approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to complete the exam.

Verify which test subjects you are required to take through your apprenticeship application information or your employer. If the testing center is required to mail the scores, you will need to provide mailing information and sign a release form.

We strongly recommend preparing before your testing date! To review basic skills, visit Academic Support or call 262.691.7837 for more information. Check out this free ACCUPLACER© study app.

Sign Up for a Testing Session

Date Start Time Seats Open
Tue, 01/15/20191:00pm 15
Tue, 01/15/20195:00pm 17
Wed, 01/16/20199:00am 18
Wed, 01/16/20191:00pm 13
Thu, 01/17/20191:00pm 14
Thu, 01/17/20195:00pm 15
Thu, 01/17/20199:00am 18
Mon, 01/21/20195:30pm 15
Mon, 01/21/20192:00pm 10
Tue, 01/22/20194:30pm 18
Tue, 01/22/201910:00am 17
Wed, 01/23/20191:00pm 19
Wed, 01/23/20199:00am 18
Thu, 01/24/20191:00pm 20
Fri, 01/25/20199:00am 19
Mon, 01/28/20199:00am 20
Mon, 01/28/20192:00pm 19
Tue, 01/29/20195:00pm 14
Tue, 01/29/201910:00am 20
Wed, 01/30/201910:00am 19
Thu, 01/31/20192:00pm 20
Mon, 02/04/201910:00am 23
Tue, 02/05/201910:00am 20
Wed, 02/06/201910:00am 20
Thu, 02/07/20192:00pm 20
Tue, 02/12/201910:00am 20
Wed, 02/13/201910:00am 24
Thu, 02/14/201910:00am 23
Mon, 02/18/20199:00am 23
Tue, 02/19/20192:00pm 23
Wed, 02/20/20199:00am 24
Fri, 02/22/20199:00am 18
Mon, 02/25/201910:00am 20
Tue, 02/26/20199:00am 19
Wed, 02/27/20199:00am 20
Thu, 02/28/201910:00am 20

Pearson VueWCTC offers Pearson Vue testing at the Waukesha and Pewaukee campuses. Schedule your test through Pearson Vue.

WCTC is an approved Castle testing site. Castle is an accomplished full-service certification and licensure company. View testing programs and find out how to register for an organization's exam online.