NWCCD Testing Centers

Northern Wyoming Community College District offers testing opportunities at both Sheridan College and Gillette College. Our testing centers proctor a wide range of tests for many different testing areas. Please contact one of our offices today for more information.

Sheridan College
307.674.6446 ext. 2001
testingcenter@sheridan.edu

Gillette College
307-686-0254 ext. 1455
testing@sheridan.edu

Tests Offered

ACT

The ACT is an achievement exam, that measures what a student learned in high school, and it is commonly used in placement of college courses. The ACT measures five academic areas: English, mathematics, reading, science, and an optional writing test. Sheridan College is a nationally certified testing site for the ACT, offering many testing dates throughout the year.

Please visit the ACT website at www.actstudent.org for more information and to register for a test date.

ASE – Automotive Service Excellence

ASE promotes excellence in auto repair and service, by providing certification exams for over 300,000 automotive professionals nationwide. Sheridan College is a certified testing site for the ASE exams.

For more information about ASE Exams and to register for exams, please visit www.ase.com

  • To schedule exams at Sheridan College, please call 307.674.6446 ext. 2004
  • To schedule exams at Gillette College, please call 307.686.0254 ext. 1455

Castle Worldwide

Castle Worldwide provides testing to certification and licensing organizations, corporations, educational institutions and many other associations. Castle offers multiple delivery methods for testers, such as internet-based testing, paper and pencil based testing and online proctored exams. They also provide sample practice exams to familiarize testers with the exam process and layout.

Sheridan College Testing Services is a certified testing location for Castle Worldwide, and provide flexible testing dates for community members.

Visit the Castle Worldwide website for exam information, registering, and scheduling an exam.

Castle Worldwide website

Castle Worldwide exams are currently only offered at the Sheridan College campus.

CLEP – College Level Examination Program

CLEP examinations cover material taught in courses that most students take as  requirements in the first two years of college. A college usually grants the same amount of credit to students earning satisfactory scores on the CLEP examination it grants to students successfully completing the course.

Important CLEP Information

  • Each exam is approximately 90 minutes long and is primarily made up of multiple choice questions. Some exams do have fill-in or essay requirements.
  • CLEP tests are computer-based.
  • Credits earned DO NOT substitute for credit hours required for Financial Aid or Scholarship requirements.
  • Tests are $80.00 per exam, paid to CLEP during registration.
  • An additional $20.00 is paid to Sheridan/Gillette College for the test administration fee.
  • Registration is done through https://clep.collegeboard.org/started. Testers are then required to contact the testing center.
  • An unofficial score report will be printed, once the student is done testing. Additional test scores can be requested at www.collegeboard.org/clep.
  • Upon registration, testers can choose to have a transcript sent to the school of their choice.
  • Credits appear on transcripts only.
  • Students with documented disabilities must make arrangements in advance with CLEP and the testing center.
  • Valid, government ID is required at the time of appointment. Accepted IDs can be found on the CLEP website at: https://clep.collegeboard.org/exam-day-info.
  • Exams that require a calculator will have the calculator option built into the test.
  • Accepted CLEP credits for Sheridan/Gillette Colleges can be found at: http://clep.collegeboard.org/search/test-centers/.

To schedule exams at Sheridan College, please call 307.674.6446 ext. 2004.

To schedule exams at Gillette College, please call 307.686.0254 ext. 1455.

Comira

Comira provides computer-based licensure, certification, assessment and educational exams. Sheridan College is one of over 500 testing centers, nationwide, dedicated to providing a convenient and friendly testing environment for all testers.

Visit the Comira website for more information, registering, and scheduling an exam.

Comira Website

Comira exams are currently only offered at the Sheridan College campus.

Compass Placement

The Compass test is a placement exam that assesses the student’s ability in math and English (writing and reading). It is not a pass/fail exam, nor is it timed. All first-time students are required to show their placement levels in math and English by taking the Compass exam, or by providing sufficient ACT scores. Student transferring in math and English college-level credits may not have to take the placement exam. If you are a transferring student, you must show proof of a completed math and/or English class on an official college transcript.

High school students who have taken the ACT, and scored at least an 18 in English, will not need placement testing. Those who score 21 in the ACT math may be eligible to take Level 3 math classes. An ACT score of 23 is required to start at Level 4 math.

Important Compass Information

  • ACT scores are only good for one year after graduation.
  • To determine what level of math you are through ACT scores, please see the Placement Score Sheet.
  • Students are allowed three testing attempts during each registration period: three attempts each for math, reading, and writing.
  • The Compass exam is $10.00, or $5.00 per section.
  • Testers are permitted to bring their own calculator
  • Study material can be located on the Compass Website at:
    http://www.act.org/compass/sample/index.html

Remote Testing

Remote Compass testing is an option for those individuals who are unable to make it to the Sheridan College or Gillette College Testing Centers. If a tester lives close to a community college or university, which provides the service Compass testing, there may be an option for remote testing. Not all Compass testing centers offer remote testing. Contact the Testing Services Coordinator at testingcenter@sheridan.edu, 307.674.6446 ext. 2004, to determine if remote testing is an option in your area.

  • To schedule exams at Sheridan College, please call 307.674.6446 ext. 2004
  • To schedule exams at Gillette College, please call 307.686.0254 ext. 1455

DSST – Dantes Subject Standardized Tests

“The DSST exams were developed to enable schools to award credit to students for knowledge equivalent to that learned by students taking the course.”-DSST website

In addition to NWCCD administering the exam, we also accept DSST credits. For more information about taking the DSST, visit www.getcollegecredit.com.

GRE

The GRE (Graduate Record Exam), is an admissions exam for those wanting to pursue a master’s program. It’s the most widely used graduate admissions exam nationally, and offers multiple academic area exams for testers. The GRE website provides information for all exams, study guides for the revised General Test, as well as other academic areas. There is also an explanation of the grading process, requesting score reports, and available testing dates for both computerized and paper & pencil testing.

Visit the GRE website for more information, registering and scheduling: http://www.ets.org/gre.

High School Equivalency Certification

In addition to Pearson Vue’s GED program, the Wyoming High School Equivalency Certificate program office has approved the HiSET (High school Equivalency Test) & the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) as additional options for individuals to complete their high school equivalency certification.

Individual’s ages 16-17 years old must fill out an age-waiver application and go through the Center for College and Career Readiness. Otherwise, all individuals must be 18 years old to take one of the assessments.

Visit the Center for College and Career Readiness website for more information.

Visit the Wyoming Community College Commission Website for more information about high school equivalency in Wyoming, or to order a transcript, visit www.commission.wcc.edu.

Current Testing Options

GED: computer-based only

  • $120
  • Register & pay online
  • Testing occurs according to the schedule that Sheridan/Gillette Colleges provide to Pearson Vue
  • To register & pay online, and for more information, visit www.gedtestingservice.com

HiSET: computer-based & paper-based

  • $70
  • $20 of total test fee paid to Sheridan or Gillette College
  • $50 of total test fee paid to HiSET at time of registration
  • Register and pay online
  • More information about the HiSET can be found online at: www.hiset.ets.org
  • Information, study guides, research about HiSET, and other materials can be found in the HiSET Download Library

TASC: only offered at Gillette College

  • $72 total test fee ($20 of test fee paid to Gillette College, $52 paid to TASC at time of registration).
  • Register and pay online.
  • More information about the TASC can be found online at www. Tasctest.com.

Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE provides high-stakes testing to millions of people a year in licensure, certification and academic testing. They have over 5,100 test centers in 175 countries across the globe, and they are an award-winning company providing excellent testing services since 1994.

Sheridan College and Gillette College Testing Services offers the Pearson VUE exam every Thursday. Visit the Pearson VUE website for more information about each exam, registering, and scheduling.

www.pearsonvue.com/

PRAXIS

The Praxis exams are taken by individuals who are entering the teaching profession and need certification required by their state licensing organization. The exams are computerized exams administered in the Sheridan College or Gillette College Testing Centers, and monthly testing dates are provided to accommodate individual’s schedules.

The Praxis website provides information about each exam, study material, and practice exams. Visit the Praxis website for more information, registering, and scheduling: www.ets.org/praxis.

PSI Lasergrade & Atlas

PSI provides licensure and certification exams to government and professional companies nationally, and provides two testing platforms, Lasergrade and Atlas, to administer exams. They have 60 years of experience providing industry assessments, and have over 600 testing center located in North America.

Visit the PSI website for more information, registering and scheduling.

http://www.lasergrade.com/

WorkKeys

WorkKeys is a job skills assessment exam that assists employers with hiring and training quality employees and retaining a high-performance work environment.

WorkKeys exams are available only at our Gillette College campus.

For more information, visit www.act.org/workkeys

Please contact the Gillette Testing Center at 307.686.0254 ext. 1455 to schedule an appointment.

PAN – Performance Assessment Network

PAN provides employers with quality training and measurement solutions, for the purpose of creating a high-performance work environment.

For more information, and to register and pay, please visit www.panpowered.com.

PAN exams are only offered at the Sheridan College campus.