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Every student planning to register for English and math courses at WNC must take placement tests. Testing will assess a student's current skills in reading, writing and mathematics. Test results will help students select appropriate courses to take at WNC. In some cases, there are also qualifying test scores for course enrollment.
For more information about the Accuplacer exam, please visit one of the following links:
Those with recent ACT/SAT scores (no more than two years old for English and no more than one year old for math) or with appropriate courses from other colleges may be exempt. Students who are not sure if they need to test should contact a counselor.
Students should enroll in math classes based on their Accuplacer placement test scores or upon successful completion of the prerequisite class.
Students who test into Math 091 or Math 093 should be aware that Federal financial aid will not pay for classes below the 095 level. Your options include:
The best predictor for college math placement is successful completion of the course prerequisite.
Testing is available by appointment at the Carson City, Douglas and Fallon campuses. There is a $15 testing fee for placement tests. Photo identification is also required.
There is $15 testing fee for proctored tests (WNC staff and students are exempt).
To schedule a testing appointment or for further information:
Carson City: 775-445-3267