During our remote operations through the end of Fall 2020, we will be offering placement tests online. Your testing appointment will require you have computer access with Wi-Fi.
Please remember that placement testing is intended you to help us accurately assess your skills so that we can recommend a class placement at which you are most likely to succeed. Plan on completing each test (one in math, one in English) on your own, in about a four-hour timeframe.
Remember that as a student new to LWTech, you may be able to bypass placement testing
entirely through your high school transcript or transcript from a prior college, through
your scores on the Smarter Balanced Assessment, or through a recent placement test
completed at another state college. Details of these and other ways to bypass testing
are found in the “Other Options for Placement” sections below.
To schedule your test, please take the following steps:
If you does not have an ability to take a placement test remotely, contact firstname.lastname@example.org regarding the option to take test on campus.
After you receive your test results and before you contact an advisor, you should review your scores with the following guidelines in mind. This will prepare you to select the math or English course best suited for you.
After receiving your test scores, you will need to meet with an advisor for assistance registering for classes. Visit the Advising webpage for your advising options.
The Online Proctored GED Test is currently available in select states in the U.S. and U.S. territories, Washington State included. With the Online Proctored GED Test, students can take the GED test from home while securely monitored by an online proctor. Prior to this, students could only take the GED test at approved test centers. This online testing option was created to help students continue testing while some test centers remain closed or have limited appointments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This option is not currently available internationally.
To qualify for online testing, you must meet the following requirements.
You can also log into your GED.com account to see if you are eligible.
If you meet these requirements, here are some online testing essentials to keep in mind:
Check out the video about how online GED testing works.
The online GED test is monitored the entire time by a real, live proctor. It’s administered through secure OnVUE software with built-in artificial intelligence (AI) features for optimal test security.
The test content is the same as the in-person version. The cost is the same as well.
It’s important to avoid fraudulent sites that may try to mislead you into paying for a fake GED online test. The official online GED test is proctored and can only be accessed through your student account at GED.com. You have to be logged in to be able to schedule and take the test. Learn more about how to recognize and avoid GED test fraud.
If you’re not eligible for online testing yet, here are some ways you can start prepping online for the GED test:
There are many ways to get ready for the GED test, and we’re sure you’ll be confident when test day comes. We are rooting for you as you continue to prep. Whether your test will be taken online or in person, achieving your high school diploma will be a life-changer.
Currently, Lake Washington Institute of Technology is not giving PearsonVUE test due to COVID-19. For more information on scheduling at an active PearsonVUE testing center, visit PearsonVUE online.
Guided Self Placement, Alternative Placement Options, Reciprocity for new students to LWTech
Math Course Testing, Disability Accommodated Testing, Proctoring for LWTech courses
For Dental Hygiene, Nursing program applicants
The following expectations apply to all tests:
The Assessment Center at Lake Washington Institute of Technology offers accommodated testing for students with disabilities.
If you would like to request for disability accommodations for testing please contact the Disabilities Support Services office. The required lead time for requests to be processed varies depending on the type of test.
After your accommodations are approved, you will need to contact the Assessment Center to make a testing appointment. Accommodated testing appointments are usually offered on the first Friday of each month. Depending on the type of accommodations needed, an appointment may be necessary for the Guided Self Placement test. If so, a DSS coordinator will arrange this with the Assessment Center.
Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mon-Fri, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sat, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.