Student Affairs

Assessment & Testing Center

The Assessment & Testing Center offers many services for future and current students, as well as for community members.


Course Placement

Course placement can be achieved through a variety of means. Please visit our placement page for more information.

Distance Proctoring

Students who reside outside of driving distance to the college may request distance proctoring for our three placement assessments. Students can choose to have the assessment(s) proctored at another higher education institution in their area or online through ProctorU. Distance proctoring has additional fees payable to the institution at which the test is proctored or to ProctorU. Please complete and submit the Distance Placement Proctoring form to request this service.

Requesting Placement Scores

Students who need a copy of their placement scores for use at other institutions may request those to be emailed, faxed, mailed or picked-up in person at the Main Campus in Auburn. Please complete and submit the Placement Score Request form to request scores.

College Success Assessment

Placement in English and reading classes can be determined through an online assessment called College Success. 

Prospective students must:

  • Complete the application for admission online.
  • Bring your Student ID number (SID) and a picture ID to the Testing Center(see the locations and hours listed below).

Test Fee: $10.00

Time: untimed, testing can be paused and resumed at a later time or date, plan to allow 1 to 1.5 hours to complete

Mode: computer based

Process: offered on a drop-in basis during all open hours at the main campus, offered by appointment only at the Kent and Enumclaw Campuses.

Retake Policy: There is a set waiting period of 1 day, 30 days and 90 days between attempts.

  • Between the initial test and the 1st retake there is a 1 day waiting period
  • Between retake 1 and retake 2 there is a 30 day waiting period
  • Between retake 2 and retake 3, and any additional retakes, there is a 90 day waiting period.

 College Success and WAMAP retake policy


Math placement can be achieved through online Math Entrance exams using the Washington Mathmatics Assessment and Placement (WAMAP) testing platform.

Test Fee: $10.00

Time: untimed and you must complete this assessment in one sitting, plan to allow at least 1 to 1.5 hours to complete this assessment

Mode: computer based

Process: offered on a drop-in basis during all open hoursa t the main campus, offered by appointment only at the Kent and Enumclaw Campuses. Students should take the test for the math class they are attempting to enter. For example, if you wish to get into Math 072, take WAMAP for Math 072.

Advanced Preparation: students must utilize the online practice course as a prescreening to determine the appropriate level to test at, for more information visit the WAMAP placement page.

Calculator Use: calculators are allowed for all WAMAP exams for MATH 070 and above and will be provided by the testing center.

Retake Policy: There is a set waiting period of 1 day, 30 days and 90 days between attempts.

  • Between the initial test and the 1st retake there is a 1 day waiting period
  • Between retake 1 and retake 2 there is a 30 day waiting period
  • Between retake 2 and retake 3, and any additional retakes, there is a 90 day waiting period

College Success and WAMAP retake policy


The spelling test is required for entry into ENGL 108 - Medical Terminology.

Test Fee: $0

Administration Fee: $5.00

Time: timed, 5 minutes for each test

Mode: paper and pencil 

Process: offered on a drop-in basis during all open hours. Students are given a list of 30 commonly misspelled words and must determine whether they are spelled correctly or incorrectly in 5 minutes. There are two versions - test A and test B; if students do not achieve the required score on test A they are immediately offered test B. Students must take tests A and B back to back, they are not allowed to leave and return later.


You may take the GED® if you are age 19 or older. However, if you are 16 to 18 years of age, you may take the GED® if you bring an original, signed form from the district office in the school district where you live. This form is called “Request for Approval to Test for Certificate of Educational Competence.” You cannot take the GED® without this form if you are under age 19.

Exception for home-schooled students: If you are under age 19 and have been home-schooled, you must either obtain the "Request for Approval to Test" mentioned above, or you may choose to have your parent or guardian write a letter stating that you have completed a home-school program, and have this letter notarized. This letter will serve in place of the "Request for Approval to Test" form.

Preparing for the GED®

High School Equivalency preparation classes are offered at Green River each quarter for a $25 tuition charge. Classes help students to prepare and improve skills in reading and writing in the areas of literature, science, social studies, as well as math.

To sign up for preparation classes:

1. Fill out an application for admission online (the $20, non-refundable, application fee can be paid along with tuition)
2. Bring your Student ID number (SID) and a photo ID to RLC 125, hours vary, please call (253) 833-9111 ext. 2315 for more information
3. Complete the CASAS assessment - allow up to 2.5 hours
4. Sign up for preparation classes upon completion of the CASAS assessment, on a space available basis
5. Pay the $20 application fee and $25 tution charge

Registering for and Scheduling Testing

All testing registration, scheduling and score reporting will be managed through

  • Hours of testing:
    • Testing is generally offered Monday and Wednesday each week
    • Exact testing times are based on the subject selected and test center availability
  • Tests can be scheduled one subject at a time or multiple subjects back to back, based on availability
    • Mathematical Reasoning (120 minutes English & Spanish)
    • Reasoning through Language Arts (155 minutes English, 147 minutes Spanish)
    • Science (95 minutes English & Spanish)
    • Social Studies (95 minutes English & Spanish)
  • Payment must be made online, with a debit or credit card, to complete the scheduling process
    • Each subject costs $30, for a total of $120 for the full set
    • If you do not have a debit or credit card, please come to the testing center to purchase a payment voucher.
  • Testers who are 16, 17, or 18 years of age:
    • Obtain a "Request for Approval to Test" form from the last school attended or district office
    • Begin the registration process online
    • Submit the form to the testing center for processing
    • Complete the registration process and schedule tests

Getting Transcripts

All score transcripts are managed through

Testers who started January 2014 or later can log into their account to review scores and request transcripts.

If you tested prior to 2014 you will need to know approximately what year you earned your certificate - between 2002 and 2014 or prior to 2002. Follow the prompts to request transcripts.


Many Green River instructors arrange for students to take their tests in the Assessment & Testing Center rather than in the classroom.

If your instructor plans to use the Testing Center, he or she will let you know which day the testing will take place.

Steps to taking a classroom test

  • Please plan to arrive at the Testing Center with sufficient time to complete your test before the center closes. We will not give tests out 30 minutes prior to closing.
  • You must present picture ID to receive a test.
  • You must be prepared to provide the name of your instructor and the name of your class (i.e. Psychology 100).
  • If your test requires a scantron, please have your name, and course filled out in pen. Scantrons can be purchased at the Paper Tree Bookstore.

For a full list of things to know before you test, see our Student Instructions and Responsibilities

Program Admissions

Occupational Therapy Assistant Admissions

The Occupation Therapy Assistant program requires a hand written response to a provided prompt when submitting an application for admissions.

Fees: there are no fees for the written prompt

Time: timed, 30 minutes

Mode: paper and pencil

Process: offered on a drop-in basis at the main Auburn campus, during all open hours

Distance Proctoring: Individuals who are mailing their application packet will need to arrange a time during our open hours to complete the writing prompt. Please email from your Green River Student email account and provide your name, Student ID number, and at least two days and times that you will be available to receive the emailed prompt, print it, hand write your response, scan and return via email within 40 minutes (10 minutes is added to the test time to account for extra time for printing, scanning and emailing).

Practical Nursing Admissions

The Practical Nursing program requires two assessments for application: Kaplan Nursing Admissions and Nelson Denny Reading Assessment. Testing sessions begin in March and are offered through the application due date in June. Advanced sign-up is required.

To sign-up for Kaplan and Nelson Denny testing sessions please follow the instructions below:

  1. Access the 2017 Nursing Admissions Testing event group
  2. Create an account and then log in
  3. Navigate through the calendar or choose the list icon to view all available sessions
  4. Click Register for the sessions you would like to attend (you may need to turn off your pop-up blocker)
  5. Fill in the required fields on the registration form and click Sign-up
  6. Check the email you used to create your account for a confirmation of your registration

If you are unable to attend the session you have registered for please remove yourself and sign up for a different session through the Green River Radius Self Service Center.

If you need assistance please contact the Assessment & Testing Center at (253) 833-9111 ext. 2650 or email

Kaplan Nursing Admissions Test

The Kaplan Nursing Admissions Test consists of 4 sections: Reading (22 questions, 45 minutes); Math (28 questions, 45 minutes); Writing (21 questions, 45 minutes); Science (20 questions, 30 minutes).

Test Fee: $0.00

Administration Fee: $15.00

Time: timed, 2 hours and 45 minutes

Mode: computer based

Testing Accomodations: Individuals with a documented disability are eligible for accomodations. To request accomodations please contact Green River's Disability Support Services by email at or by phone at (253) 833-9111 ext. 2631, or TTD at (253) 288-3359.

Advanced Preparation: For more detailed information about the admissions tests as well as sample questions, please review the Kaplan Admissions Test Sample document. Additionally, Kaplan recommends their Nursing School Entrance Exams preparation book as well as any SAT preparation materials in the test subjects.

Nelson Denny Reading Assessment

The Nelson Denny Reading Test is designed to measure students' vocabulary, comprehension and reading rate. This test is a requirement for entry into several Career and Technical Education programs.

Test Fee: $10.00 

Administration Fee: $5.00

Time: timed, roughly 1 hour

Mode: paper and pencil

Testing Accomodations: Individuals with a documented disability are eligible for accomodations. To request accomodations please contact Green River's Disability Support Services by email at or by phone at (253) 833-9111 ext. 2631, or TTD at (253) 288-3359.


If you are in need of proctoring services, we may be the place for you! Please see our information below, or call 253-833-9111 x2650 with questions.

Proctoring Exams for Schools and Agencies 

The Assessment & Testing Center at Green River offers proctoring services for individuals taking distance education or online courses through other institutions, as well as certifications and other employment tests for agencies.

Administration Fee: $25.00 per test

Time: dependent on institution/agency requirements

Mode: dependent on institution/agency requirements

Process: offered on a drop-in basis during all open hours 

Advanced Preparation: Test materials must be submitted by the institution/agency. Inquiries about setting up testing with Green River can be directed to or 253-833-9111 x2650.

TEAS Testing 

Some schools in the South Puget Sound area require the TEAS test for admission into their nursing programs. If you are not able to test at the school for which you are applying, we may be able to proctor this exam for you.

Fees: $25.00 - Proctoring Fee (payable to Green River Testing Center)

Note: Additional fees are due online when registering for testing and must be paid with a credit or debit card.

Time: up to 4 hours

Mode: computer based

Process: offered by request based on Testing Center schedule availability, call 253-833-9111 x2652 to inquire if we have an upcoming test date.

Advanced Preparation: Students must have an ATI account. Go to to set one up and bring your username and password with you when you come to test

Hours and Contact

Please allow enough time to complete your exam or assessment in one sitting. College Success is the only assessment that can be continued at another time. Please reference the above tabs for more information on average exam lengths.

  • College Succes and WAMAP exams must begin 1 hour before closing
  • No exams can be started within 30 minutes of closing
  • Cashiering closes 30 minutes before closing

Assessment & Testing Center

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(253) 833-9111 ext. 2650


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