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Testing Center

 

Testing Center provides many resources to help you succeed at West Shore Community College. The Center includes a computer commons, space for personal notebook use, two testing rooms (one computerized and one traditional) and two classroom/multipurpose rooms.

Access your Testing Center Resources at WSCC

Check out the information below. Still have questions? Contact us and we can help.

When testing in the LTC, you will be required to show a photo ID and be asked to place all personal items in a locker before entering the testing rooms. We do not allow cell phones, tablets, FitBits or other similar devices within the testing rooms. Students will find a variety of testing opportunities available, including Accuplacer, CLEP, GED, NOCTI and WorkKeys.

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Hours and Contact Info

Hours of Operation:

The Testing Center operates with reduced hours during Spring Break and between semesters: Monday-Thursday 8:00 am—4:30 pm & Friday 8:00 am-3:00 pm.

Fall Semester: Monday & Thursday 8:00 am–8:00 pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00 am — 4:00pm, & Friday 8:00 am-3:00 pm

Winter Semester: Monday & Thursday 8:00 am–8:00 pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00 am — 4:00pm, & Friday 8:00 am-3:00 pm

Summer Semester: Monday thru Thursday 8:00am–4:00 pm & Friday 8:00 am-3:00 pm

***Please call ahead to schedule an appointment because hours may have occasional changes and specific proctors are certified to administer certain tests.***

Contact Information:

Telephone: (231) 843-5528
E-mail: testingcenter@westshore.edu

Location: The Testing Center is located in the Schoenherr Campus Center on the upper level in Suite 768. Both stairs and an elevator are available for easy access.

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Software Available For Use
  • Microsoft Office
  • Mediated Learning (Academic Systems Software) – Basic Mathematics/Algebra
  • Rosetta Stone – ESL – Language Learning (three levels)
  • Tell Me More – ESL – English
  • RES 6-14 (Reading Efficiency System) – Reading and Vocabulary
  • Grassroots Basic Writing Skills
  • Easy Writer – ESL and basic writing skills
  • Think & Talk Spanish
  • Thayer’s Birds of North America (Biology – Ornithology)
  • Diet Balancer (Nursing) – Nutrition
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Quick Facts
  • Sometimes, the entire LTC is closed to individual testing as a particular class may be using all of our resources. It is very important that you call ahead to assure that we are able to meet your testing needs.
  • Make sure you allow ample time to complete a test.  Generally, during Fall and Winter terms we do not start tests after 7 pm Monday – Thursday or after 2 pm on Friday.  If you feel you can not complete a test by the published closing time, you must schedule an earlier testing time.
  • You must bring a photo ID to the testing center or you will not be allowed to test. If you do not have a photo ID with you please go to Student Services to obtain a waiver form. Student Services is only open until 5pm during the week. After 5pm you must have a photo ID with you in order to test.
  • Paper & pencil or computerized testers need to be at the LTC at least one hour before closing time to receive and begin a test.  For Accuplacer testing, arrive three hours before closing time.  On Fridays, Accuplacer testers must begin their testing before 12 noon.

 

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Testing

West Shore Community College is a National-Open CLEP Center and testing is offered through the Learning and Testing Center on an individual appointment basis.

All 34 CLEP exams are offered, but not all are applicable to WSCC. Those that are accepted by the College toward degree programs are listed below. A minimum score of 50 is required to receive credit on all exams and WSCC, in some instances, has a higher minimum score.

The exam fees include a CLEP fee of $93 per exam, payable to CLEP via the internet and an administrative fee of $25 payable to the College at the time of testing. There is an additional $10 CLEP fee for exams that have an essay component.

For information on exam preparation or to register and pay CLEP for an exam, follow this link. Once registration and payment have taken place with CLEP, you will receive a voucher. Print the voucher and bring it with you on your scheduled test date.

Additionally, comprehensive study guides with practice tests on CD that simulate actual CLEP examinations are offered through the Research and Education Association at this link.
After testing, should you need a copy of your transcript at a later date please click on the following link.

CLEP Examinations Offered for Credit Applicable to WSCC Degree Programs

Composition/Literature WSCC Course Equivalents Minimum Score
American Literature LIT 211, 212 (6 credits)

50

English Composition with Essay ENG 111, 112 (6 credits)

50

Foreign Languages
French Language – two semesters FRN 101, 102 (8 credits)

50

French Language – four semesters FRN 101, 102, 201 (12 credits (max))

59

Spanish Language – two semesters SPN 101, 102 (8 credits)

50

Spanish Language – four semesters SPN 101, 102, 201 (12 credits (max))

63

Social Sciences/History
American Government POL 151 (3 credits)

50

Educational Psychology, Intro to PSY 263 (3 credits)

50

U.S. History I (early to 1877) HIS 145 (3 credits)

50

U.S. History II (1865 to Present) HIS 146 (3 credits)

50

W. Civilization I (Near East to 1648) HIS 141 (3 credits)

50

W. Civilization II (1648 to Present) HIS 142 (3 credits)

50

Humanities HUM 110 (3 credits)

50

Microeconomics, Principles of ECO 136 (3 credits)

50

Macroeconomics, Principles of ECO 137 (3 credits)

50

Psychology, Introductory PSY 161 (3 credits)

50

Science/Mathematics
Biology BIO 122 (4 credits)

50

Chemistry CHM 122 & 123 (8 credits)

50

Business
Financial Accounting ACC 121 (4 credits)

50

Business Law, Introductory BUS 110 (3 credits)

50

Info Systems and Computer Apps CIS 110 (3 credits)

50

Management, Principles of MGT 201 (3 credits)

50

Marketing, Principles of MKT 241 (3 credits)

50

To schedule a test date or for more information, contact the Learning and Testing Center at 231-843-5528, or testingcenter@westshore.edu.

Test Proctoring for Other Colleges and Universities:

The Center proctors both traditional and on-line tests for other colleges and universities. Testing is arranged on an individual basis through the Center. Students should contact the Center by email or phone to schedule testing prior to arrival. Tests may be mailed, faxed, or emailed (contact information appears below) and should include proctoring information, instructions for returning tests, and, if traditional mail is used, an addressed and stamped return envelope. There is a proctoring fee of $15 per exam administration for non Michigan Community College Virtual Learning Collaborative enrolled students.

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