SCCC Testing Center Moves to Temporary Location
Joe Denoyer - August 9, 2023 10:05 am
By RACHEL COLEMAN
Incoming students at Seward County Community College who need placement tests will take them at a temporary location as the fall 2023 semester begins. Test-takers should go to Room T-128 at the SCCC Industrial Technology building located at 2215 N. Kansas Ave. The main entrance faces east, and division coordinator Candice Olson is available to direct students to the proper place.
“We are moving the testing center temporarily until the new location near the library is finished. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we finish our renovations,” said
Vice President of Academic Affairs Luke Dowell.
The college’s summer construction project at the Hobble Academic Building is nearly complete, but testing services cannot wait for the finishing touches. Students typically associate tests with the completion of a class, but at the college level, testing is often the gateway to enrolling in the proper course. Students who completed the ACT pre-college exam prior to enrolling are not required to test further.
Other incoming students may need to take an Accuplacer test to determine their readiness for college algebra or English Comp 1. The tests are particularly important for students whose first language is not English, who transfer to SCCC from a different academic system, or who are nontraditional and have not set foot in a classroom for many years.
SCCC Testing Center Facilitator Leanne Nay administers tests of all kinds by appointment only. As the school year begins, the Accuplacer is the exam in the highest demand, but that is not the only test Nay can proctor. The center provides services for the Graduation Equivalency Diploma (GED) tests, as well as numerous professional certifications: Registered Medical Assistant (RMA), NYSTCE Academic Literacy Skills Test, and Certification Exams for Oklahoma Educators (CEOE). The SCCC Testing Center can be also be used to make-up missed tests or proctor exams for local online learners with instructor and testing facilitator approval.
Students should bring a picture ID to the testing appointment. All testing is by appointment only.
“The Accuplacer is a computer-based assessment tool the college uses to determine an individual’s current knowledge/skill level and their likelihood to succeed in college credit courses,” Nay said. “If you do not make the minimal score required to enroll into your desired college credit course(s), SCCC does offer ‘pre’ courses to help improve/refresh your knowledge and skills.”
There is no time limit on the Accuplacer, though it is recommended that students plan to spend about an hour for each section or about three hours for the complete test, including reading, writing, and math.
The testing center schedule is as follows:
Mondays and Fridays — 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays — 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Appointments lasting past 4:45 must be scheduled by 3:30. If nothing is scheduled beyond 4:45, the center will close at that time. The testing center is also closed weekends & when SCCC campuses are closed (weekends/breaks/holidays/weather/etc.).
For more information, contact Nay at (620) 417-1042 or via email at [email protected].