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Placement Testing

Testing Services

Counseling Services offers placement testing and proctoring.

Placement Testing

Placement testing is available by appointment at the Carson Campus and on a drop in basis at the Fallon Campus.

Placement Tests cover writing, reading and math. Students that plan on taking an English or math course need to take the placement tests. Exceptions are students who have ACT or SAT test scores (which are no more than two years old) or students who have taken English or math at another college.

WNC is committed to student success and facilitating course and degree completion.

All new degree/certificate seeking students will be required to attend a new student orientation, take placement tests or submit alternative test scores, and meet with a WNC Counselor. All students must enroll in math and English classes during their first semester and must be continuously enrolled in mathematics and English courses until a college level class (courses numbered 100 or higher) has been completed in both areas.

Accuplacer Prep is a free online course with practice tests available to all WNC students. Prepare to do your best on the Accuplacer placement test!

Below shows what scores are needed to place into math and English classes:

ACT SAT
English 101 18 440
Math 095 17 400
Math 096 19 470
Math 096D 20 480
Math 120 22 500
Math 126 22 500
Math 127 25 560
Math 128 22 500
Math 176 25 560
Math 181 28 630
Stats 152 25 560

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. Please call or visit Counseling Services for additional information. 775-445-3267

Exam Proctoring

Proctoring is available for those in need of exam supervision for other colleges, universities and outside entities. There is a $15 proctoring fee per exam (WNC staff and students are exempt). To schedule an exam time please contact Counseling Services. 775.445.3267