In order to start you on a path of academic success, Hutchinson Community College (in accordance with Kansas Board of Regents policy) uses standardized test scores to place students into the appropriate Math and English courses. HCC both provides and accepts the following tests to help meet this requirement: the ACT Exam, Compass (Reading, Writing, &/or Math--Starting in Prealgebra), ASSET (Reading &/or Writing), and Accuplacer (Elementary Algebra).
Course Placement Score Qualifications
To schedule a Compass, ASSET, or Accuplacer placement test contact the Testing Center (620-665-3359). If you have taken any of these tests within the last three years and have completed an application to attend HCC, you may have your scores forwarded to HCC's Coordinator of Assessment Services (Fax: "ATTN: Assessment Services", 620-728-8155). For questions or concerns regarding placement testing, please contact the HCC Testing Center (620-665-3359).
Hutchinson Community College's ACT® Testing Center is located on the main campus in Hutchinson, KS (620-665-3359) inside the Parker Student Union. A wide selection of testing is performed through the ACT® Testing Center, including ACT produced placement testing (Compass & ASSET), as well as WorkKeys Testing, and the traditional ACT Exam.
ACT's WorkKeys® series of exams are utilized worldwide by employers for pre-hiring and job promotion purposes. Additionally, HCC's technical program students use the WorkKeys® tests to pursue the National Career Readiness Certificate, resulting in one of four potential WorkKeys® work ready designations: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze. For questions regarding WorkKeys® exams please contact the HCC Testing Center (620-665-3359).
Hutchinson Community College proudly serves as a certified testing center for the Kansas State High School Diploma (GED®). As of January 1, 2014, the GED Test is a computer-based test that must be administered (taken) at a certified testing center. Persons interested in pursuing a GED should contact HCC's Adult Basic Education Center (620-665-8004), or visit their website (www.hutchcc.edu/abe) for information regarding GED testing requirements and for test preparation recommendations and guidelines. Official GED Test registration, scheduling, and payment must be completed through the official GED website (www.ged.com). For information about requesting a copy of a GED diploma or GED transcript visit http://www.hutchcc.edu/administration/adult-basic-education/ged
Hutchinson Community College is pleased to proctor CLEP® (College Level Exam Program) tests. These computer-based tests provide students the opportunity to earn college credit by achieving a minimum score of 50 on a course specific exam. Although CLEP credit is commonly accepted by numerous post-secondary institutions, always be sure to check with your college of choice as to which tests are accepted. Students seeking to take a CLEP® test will be charged an $80.00 test fee (which must be paid via credit/debit card the day of the testing appointment) as well as a separate $15.00 proctoring fee. For details or to schedule a CLEP® test please contact 620-665-3359.