There is a $20 non-refundable administrative fee associated with taking the Accuplacer assessment. Because this is a non-refundable fee, be sure that the Accuplacer assessment is required.
Payments online and Receipts from in-person payments at the OC Casher are valid for 60 days. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Candidates are limited to 2 attempts per section in a calendar year when using the Accuplacer assessment for placement into Olympic College courses. There is a minimum wait time of at least 48 hours after taking the Accuplacer to retake the assessment. Additional attempts may be available if using the Accuplacer assessment for qualification into a particular program. Ask Assessment & Testing Center staff if you qualify for additional retakes.
Please Note: The Accuplacer assessment cannot be used to skip over courses in a student's English or Math sequence. Once classes are taken based on an initial Accuplacer (or other placement tool's) placement, the Accuplacer assessment cannot be taken again to create a new placement and/or to skip over courses to a higher English or Math course. Exceptions to this policy can only be granted by Instructor Approval.
All Assesment & Testing services (testing, re-takes, scores/results) will require the following:
- A current government-issued or school-issued Photo Identification
- Your OC SID or a Student ID Number created for the assessment (Think you applied to OC a long time ago but don't remember your SID? Check here)
If you are driving to campus, the following is also required:
A Visitor's Parking Pass from Campus Security or your current OC Parking Decal. Place the Visitor's Parking Pass face side up on your dashboard before checking in for the assessment. OR If you did reserve a session and pay online already, the emailed confirmation can be used as a Parking Pass. Place the printed email confirmation on you dash showing the date/time of the appointment. If the emailed confirmation is not in your Inbox, please check the Junk Mail folder.
No cell phones, calculators, electronics of any kind, or personal belongings including but not limited to watches, wallets or hats are allowed in the testing room. Be prepared to store personal items in available lockers or limit items brought to the testing session.
If you are paying with a voucher from L&I, Workfirst or another entity or if you have already paid in person at the OC Cashier and have your orange receipt, you will be seated for the assessment as a Walk-In. Please view the schedule online, determine the session you wish to attend and bring your receipt/voucher and photo ID to our office (HSS-222).
A Score Report with corresponding course placements is isssued upon completion of the assessment. Score Reports are official documents.
Our office will be closed Fridays during the breaks between academic quarters and on all college holidays. Other closures will be announced as needed.
Do you need an accommodation due to a disability?
Requests for accommodations are approved through Access Services located in Room 206 of the Humanities and Student Services Building. Please note that the Accuplacer assessment is not timed, however, it is limited to the current posted hours of operation.
Bremerton and Poulsbo: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bremerton: 360.475.7238, Poulsbo: 360.394.2725
Shelton: Email email@example.com
Think you may be exempt?
If you think you may be exempt from taking the assessment because you have completed an intermediate algebra course or higher in college, click HERE for the Math Prerequisite Review. You may also be exempt from the English placement if you have qualifying AP scores or have completed a college level English composition 101 course. Please Note: The PSNS and IMF Apprentice Program does not accept transcripts as an alternative. Only qualifying Accuplacer scores will be accepted.
If you've taken an Accuplacer assessment within the last two years, you may request the institution at which the assessment was taken to fax it to us at 360.475.7470 or email it to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org to see if it can be of use for Olympic College course placement.
Please Note: We cannot accept score reports from students, either hand-carried or electronically transmitted. The report must be sent from the institution at which it was taken. The only exception is for Smarter Balance score reports and transcripts to be used for placement purposes; these can be accepted directly from the student.
Accuplacer Placement scores are only valid for two years from date of testing, whether the assessment was taken with OC or at another institution.
Future applicants to the PSNS & IMF Apprentice Program should be prepared to meet the placement requirements for Olympic College's BSTEC 150 and Math 94. Please Note: The PSNS and IMF Apprentice Program does not accept transcripts as an alternative. Only qualifying Accuplacer scores will be accepted.
The Accuplacer Reading Comprehension test is required for application consideration for the Nursing Programs, regardless of previous higher education or degrees acquired. There is no waiver or exception from the requirement to complete at least the Reading Comprehension portion of the Accuplacer for application to the Nursing Programs. The results for the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension do not expire for entrance into the ADN/TADN & PN Programs. If you plan on using the Accuplacer results for placement in an English/Math, the scores expire after two years.
Reminder: The Accuplacer assessment cannot be used to skip over courses in a student's English or Math sequence. Once classes are taken based on an initial Accuplacer (or other placement tool's) placement, the Accuplacer assessment cannot be taken again to create a new placement and/or to skip over courses to a higher English or Math course. Exceptions to this policy can only be granted by Instructor Approval.
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