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.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology is a National Open Center for the computer-based College Level Examination Program (CLEP), administering CLEP testing to the general public as well as LWTech students. The nationally recognized CLEP examination program consists of general as well as subject examinations in which students can earn college level credits. Anyone interested in earning college credit and saving time and money can take a CLEP exam. CLEP benefits everyone including high school students, college students, adult learners, service members and veterans, and professionals seeking continuing education credits.
Accommodated testing is available for students with documented disabilities. If you need accommodated testing, please contact the Disability Support Services office.
The maximum combination of alternative credits that can be applied toward a degree or certificate may not exceed 25 percent (25%) of the program credits.
The College Board has published "The Official Study Guide for the CLEP Examinations". This study guide is available in libraries and book stores as well as online.
All score reports except English Composition with Essay will be printed immediately upon test completion and given to student.
There is a waiting period of six months before re-testing in a subject.
When completing the demographics section on your answer form, you can indicate where you would like your scores mailed.
You may also arrange a CLEP Test at one of the following testing centers:
Columbia College in Everett/Marysville: (425) 304-4480
DeVry University in Federal Way: (253) 943-3164
Pierce College in Fort Lewis: (253) 964-6567
Grace Academy in Marysville: (360) 659-8517
Bates Technical College in Tacoma: (253) 680-7030
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.