Welcome to the Norma Stevens Testing Center, a quiet environment with a comprehensive testing program to support student success.  We proctor course exams, GED exams, ALEKS math placement, English placement, and test proctoring for community and correspondence programs. 

Review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) box below for information on specific exam and placement options.  

Please review the following list to help your arrival in the testing center go smoothly and quickly. 

  • Photo ID is required for all exams
  • If possible, please bring only photo ID to the testing center.  All personal belongings, including cell phones, brought to the testing center must be placed on the bookshelf or in a locker prior to testing.  
  • Certain accommodations require an appointment to ensure we have resources available.  Please contact us if you have questions about your accommodations.
  • Please be aware that we monitor the testing center via recorded video cameras.

Please note: One $25 fee for placement (math and/or English) will be applied to tuition/fees in the quarter the first placement occurs.  To request a fee waiver, please see an advisor for eligibility requirements.  

Math placement:

  • The math placement test requires:
    • Processed application to the college.  Processing may take up to 48 hours after application is submitted.  
    • Activated MyWCC account.  
    • Appointment confirmation. See FAQ below. 


  • How do I transfer my ALEKS scores to or from another institution?   
    • ALEKS placement results can be transferred to or from another institution if the  institution will allow or accept automatic transfers through ALEKS.  Students log into their ALEKS account, click on the three vertical dots located to the right of cohort in the “My Classes” section, and select the “send results” drop down option in the “My Classes” section. The college code and institution should appear if the institution has accepted to receive automatic transfers.
    • To transfer scores to Whatcom: The scores have to be from a proctored exam and less than a year old. The student would search for Whatcom Community College in the send results field. If it does not populate as a location to send, they may search for us by our School Code: FB9C68A. 

English placement:

  • English placement requires:
    • Processed application to the college.  Processing may take up to 48 hours after application is submitted. 
    • Activated MyWCC account.  See FAQ below. 
    • Computer access.   


  • How do I place into an English class?
  • How do I place into a math class?
  • I am a community member. How do I take a non-WCC exam?
  • How do I take a GED?
  • How do I take a make-up course exam?
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