AWC Online, distance learning courses and make-up exams
Testing Services administers examinations for on-line courses and make-up tests. Instructors must complete the correct form and send it to Testing Services. The instructor should notify the student that the test is available at the Testing Center.
What is the Placement Test?
The Classic ACCUPLACER placement test is an adaptive, multiple-choice, computer-based test. It is not a pass or fail test; rather, the scores are used to place students in the appropriate Math or English course. The test is not timed, instructions are easy to understand and a test administrator is always available should you have any questions. For more information about the Classic ACCUPLACER test go to https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/student/practice
- Be prepared and well rested
- Read the questions carefully
- Use scratch paper to experiment with answers
- Take your time
What is the cost for the placement test?
The first placement test is provided at no cost to the student. Students who are not satisfied with their test results may re-test again after a 24-hour waiting period. There is a re-tests fee of $20.00.
Students who are still not satisfied with the re-test scores may after a 90-day waiting period, take the placement test again. There is no charge for the third examination.
How are scores computed?
Once the placement test is completed, students receive a printed report with the scores and course placement. Students then visit an academic advisor who will help them interpret the scores and select their courses.
Can I fail this test?
The Classic Accuplacer placement test is not designed to establish a passing or failing score. This test assesses the student's proficiency skill in the areas of Reading, English and Math. Results are primarily used for placing students in the appropriate courses. Test data may be also be used for research purposes with special precaution taken to ensure student privacy and maintain a confidential student identity.
GED tests can be taken at the following testing locations:
AWC Yuma Campus
College Community Center, Building 3C
2020 S. Avenue 8E
Yuma, AZ 85365
Go to GED.com to create an account and schedule a testing appointment.
Parker Learning Center
Parker, AZ 85377
For more information regarding the ASE exam, visit: http://www.ase.com/About-ASE/myASE.aspx
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) - By appointment only. To schedule an appointment please call (928) 344-7641.
CLEP allows students the opportunity to receive credit by examination. CLEP credit policies vary among colleges and universities, so the credit given by AWC may be increased or decreased upon transfer. How to register for a CLEP Exam The Arizona Western College CLEP site code is:
There is an institutional fee for each CLEP exam of $25 payable to Arizona Western College.The institutional testing fee can be paid by phone by calling the Business Office at 928-317-7666. Appointments are necessary so please contact the Testing Services office at 928-344-7641.
For additional information regarding AWC CLEP credit policy, review page 12 of the AWC catalog.
AWC Equivalency for CLEP Exams
DSST Exams - By appointment only. To schedule an appointment please call (928) 344-7641.
About DSST: The DSST credit by exam program gives students the opportunity to receive college credit for life experience as a form of prior learning assessment. For more information go to GetCollegeCredit.com
For more information on the subject tests and course credits review pages 12-13 of the AWC catalog.
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) - By appointment only. To schedule an appointment please call (928) 344-7641.
Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)
Prior registration is required. To register for a test date or find more information about this test, visit LSAT's official website: www.LSAC.org
Prior registration is required. To register for a test date or find more information about the various tests offered through Pearson VUE testing visit their website:https://home.pearsonvue.com/