Placement Testing

Testing for Admission

WGTC uses the ACCUPLACER test for admissions and placement.

This is a requirement for enrollment into all WGTC programs of study.

The following is required when you come to test:

  • $25 non-refundable application fee (one time fee)
  • Picture ID

Placement tests are given in the Testing Center at each WGTC campus location. Admissions staff will direct testers to the proper location.

What is on an ACCUPLACER Test?

Click for a brief description of Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills, Arithmetic and Elementary Algebra.

What is ACCUPLACER?

ACCUPLACER tests your knowledge in math, reading, and writing. Over 1,500 institutions administer ACCUPLACER tests as part of the enrollment process. These tests help identify your strengths and needs in each subject area. ACCUPLACER interactive online learning tools are available to help you sharpen your skills. The academic advisers and counselors at your college or technical school will use your ACCUPLACER test results along with information about your academic background, goals, and interests to help you take courses that match your skill level and give you the best opportunities for success.

What parts should I practice for the test?

Practice materials for each part include: Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills, Arithmetic and Elementary Algebra.

How to prepare for ACCUPLACER

You can prepare for ACCUPLACER by taking advantage of the study tools and resources offered. Use these tools to become familiar with the types and format of ACCUPLACER test questions. They can help you identify the academic areas where you may need a little help, and prepare to improve.

These free Sample Questions give you examples of the types of questions you'll see when you take the ACCUPLACER test. It is useful for some fast and simple preparation prior to taking the test.

The ACCUPLACER Web-Based Study App

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Access hundreds of questions to familiarize yourself with the ACCUPLACER basic content and experience. Click for more information.

  Student may exempt the ACCUPLACER exam if they:

  • Have acceptable SAT/ACT or COMPASS SCORES.
  • Have successfully completed (passed with a C or higher) college level English and/or math courses from a regionally/nationally accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Have acceptable ACCUPLACER scores within the past 60 months from any regionally/nationally accredited post-secondary institution.

Valdosta Campus

Mon-Thurs, 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Testing Room 107

No appointment necessary
4089 Val Tech Road
Valdosta, GA  31602
Phone (229) 249-4821
Fax (229) 333-2129
Driving directions

 
Ben Hill-Irwin Campus

Tues & Thurs, 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Testing Room 632

No appointment necessary
667 Perry House Road
Fitzgerald, GA  31750
Phone (229) 468-2000
Fax (229) 468-2110
Driving directions

 
Coffee County Campus

Mon & Wed, 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Testing Room 116

No appointment necessary
706 West Baker Highway
Douglas, GA  31533
Phone (912) 389-4303
Fax (912) 389-4308
Driving directions

Cook County Workforce Development Center

Call for testing dates/times
1676 North Elm Street
Sparks, GA  31647
Phone (229) 549-7368
Fax (229) 549-6286
Driving directions

 
Moody Air Force Base
Extended Campus

Call for testing dates/times
23 FSS/FSDE
3010 Robinson Road
Moody AFB, GA  31699
Phone (229) 253-9571
Driving directions

   

WGTC also uses the COMPASS test for admissions and placement.

What is the COMPASS test?

The COMPASS is a computerized, adaptive test developed by ACT that measures skills in reading, writing and mathematics. COMPASS is designed to help you succeed in your educational program by identifying your strengths as well as areas where you might need improvement. With this knowledge, you can work together with your school to choose classes that build logically upon your current knowledge and skills. The COMPASS test is not timed and can be interrupted and returned to as needed. You may use a calculator for the math portion of the test.

How are COMPASS scores used?

Unlike traditional tests with a pass or fail score, COMPASS scores indicate your level of academic preparation. COMPASS identifies problems in major subject areas, giving you the opportunity to receive assistance in any identified areas of weakness to support your success in your program of study. Since COMPASS serves as a placement test, degree level scores may enable you to enroll in upper level core classes. However, it will not allow you to exempt classes.

Student may exempt the COMPASS exam if they:

  • Have acceptable SAT/ACT scores.
  • Have successfully completed (passed with a C or higher) college level English and/or math courses from a regionally/nationally accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Have acceptable COMPASS scores within the past 60 months from any regionally/nationally accredited post-secondary institution.

Please refer to the following links for practice materials to prepare for the COMPASS test. Each link will give a brief explanation about test material and provide practice questions.

ACCUPLACER Resources

Review basic concepts in mathematics, reading, and writing before taking ACCUPLACER tests.

 

Summer Office Hours:
May 23 - July 29

Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.