Welcome to the Norma Stevens Testing Center. The Testing Center, located in Laidlaw Center 133, provides a quiet environment for faculty make-up exams, GED testing, and math and English placement testing. Proctored exams for community members are offered on a space available basis. Fees may apply. Photo ID is required for all testing.
Closures during Fall Quarter
To accommodate WCC final examinations, community proctored exams and placement testing are not available in the Testing Center during the last two weeks of each quarter. Please call the Testing Center for service hours during academic breaks.
The Testing Center is closed on the following dates/times:
November 25 closing at 12 p.m.
November 26 and 27 - Closed
December 23, 24, 25 and 31 - Closed
January 1 - Closed
Faculty make-up exams
Current Whatcom students who have missed a course exam may be able to make up their exam in the Testing Center at their instructor's discretion and request. Students must make advanced arrangements with their instructors, arrive with enough time to complete their test(s), and bring photo ID. This is a free service for current WCC students.
Placement testing (math, English, and ESLA)
Students needing to take both the math and standard English placement tests should schedule a group testing appointment by calling 360.383.3080 or 360.383.3050. The Testing Center provides math placement testing on a drop in basis when group sessions are not available. Retesting for Reading Comprehension can be provided in the Testing Center - by appointment - when group sessions are not available.
In addition to 30 minutes for paperwork and scoring, please allow the following time for placement testing in the Testing Center:
- Math = 1 to 1 ½ hours (depending on test selection)
- Reading comprehension = 1.5 hours
- ESLA = 3 hours (provided in the Testing Center only; appointments recommended)
Community proctored exams
Test proctoring services for non-Whatcom students are available on a limited basis. Contact the Testing Center for availability and fees.
Testing fees information
All testing fees must be paid in full at the Cashier's Window in Laidlaw Center 141 prior to testing. A receipt of payment is required to test. Testing fee forms are available in the Testing Center and Entry & Advising Center, located in Laidlaw Center 116. Please plan ahead by paying in advance, bringing your receipt, and presenting photo ID at check-in.