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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.
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Those with recent ACT/SAT scores or with appropriate prerequisite courses from other colleges may be exempt. Students who are not sure if they need to test should contact a counselor.
Testing is available by appointment at the Carson City 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