Assessment & Placement Services

The College offers a variety of certification exams, test proctoring, and math/English placement options. Placement scores are used to help ensure accurate placement in courses. Previous educational experience, ACT/SAT scores, some high school transcripts, Smarter Balance test scores, Advanced Placement (AP) exams, college transcripts from a regionally accredited institution are some possible alternative placement options. Placement testing may be waived for those who have satisfactorily completed one or more quarters of college-level work, which includes English and math with a grade of 2.0 or above.

Visit the Assessment and Placement webpage for more details pencol.edu/admissions/testing-center or email testing@pencol.edu or call or (360) 417-6345 or toll free in Washington (877) 452-9277, ext. 6345.

Other Testing Services include:

  • Accommodated Testing
  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exam
  • GED® exam and other Pearson Vue certification exams
  • National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
  • CASTLE exams
  • Correspondence test proctoring
  • TEAS exam (students applying to the Nursing Program)

For information on the tests, placement options, and applicable fees visit pencol.edu/admissions/testing-center, call (360) 417-6346, toll free in Washington (877) 452-9277, ext. 6346 or email testing@pencol.edu.