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. Effective January 1, 2017, HutchCC both provides and accepts the following tests to meet this requirement: the ACT Exam and Accuplacer placement tests (Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills, and Elementary Algebra).
Course Placement Score Qualifications
To schedule an Accuplacer placement test contact HutchCC Assessment Services Office (620-665-3359). Placement testing is also available at the HutchCC Newton (316-283-7000) and HutchCC McPherson (620-245-0202) Outreach Center Locations. If you have taken any of these tests within the last three years and have completed an application to attend HutchCC, you may have your scores forwarded to HutchCC's Coordinator of Assessment Services (Fax: "ATTN: Assessment Services", 620-728-8155). For questions or concerns regarding placement testing, please contact the HutchCC Assessment Services Office.
Information regarding Accuplacer placement test preparation or study tools can be requested by contacting the HutchCC Assessment Services Office (620-665-3359) or by downloading The College Board's (www.collegboard.org) free web-based Accuplacer Study App.
Hutchinson Community College's Assessment Services Office and 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 this Office, including placement testing and ACT WorkKeys Testing. HutchCC also frequently services as a testing location for the traditional ACT Exam on most national testing dates.
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 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 the official GED Testing Service Transcript website.
Hutchinson Community College accepts CLEP (College Level Exam Program) credit on a limited basis. Please contact the HutchCC Records Office or review College Policy if interested in using CLEP credit. To locate a CLEP Testing Center in your area visit the The College Board's official CLEP website.