Records at Hutchinson Community College

Testing & Assessment

  • Course Placement

    To start you on a path of academic success, HutchCC (in accordance with guidance from the Kansas Board of Regents) utilizes standardized test scores to place students into the appropriate Math and English courses. HutchCC administers and accepts both the ACT Exam and the Accuplacer placement tests (Sentence Skills and Elementary Algebra) for placement purposes.

    To schedule an Accuplacer placement test appointment at HutchCC's main campus contact the Assessment Services Office at 620-665-3359. Placement testing is also available at both the HutchCC Newton (316-283-7000) and HutchCC McPherson (620-245-0202) Outreach Center locations.

    Students wishing to inquire about distance or remote placement testing services may contact the Assessment Services Office (620-665-3359) between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday or email Abby Van Schenkhof or Jacob Gunden.

    If you have taken either of the accepted standardized tests within the last three years, and have completed an application to attend HutchCC, you may have your scores forwarded to HutchCC (Fax: "ATTN: Assessment Services", 620-728-8155). For questions or concerns regarding placement testing, please contact Assessment Services.

    Information regarding Accuplacer placement test preparation and study tools is available by downloading The College Board's free web-based Accuplacer Study App (select the "Classic" version of the App) or by contacting the HutchCC Assessment Services Office.

    Course Placement Score Qualifications Accuplacer Study App
  • ACT Testing Center

    HutchCC's Assessment Services Office and Testing Center is located on the main campus in Hutchinson, KS (620-665-3359) inside the Parker Student Union. A wide selection of testing is performed through this Office, including placement testing and ACT WorkKeys Testing. HutchCC also frequently services as a testing location for the traditional ACT Exam on most national testing dates.

  • Workkeys Testing Center

    ACT's WorkKeys® series of exams are utilized worldwide by employers for pre-hiring and job promotion purposes. Additionally, HutchCC's technical program students frequently use the WorkKeys® tests to pursue the National Career Readiness Certificate, resulting in one of  four potential WorkKeys® work ready designations: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze. For questions regarding WorkKeys® exams please contact the HutchCC Testing Center (620-665-3359).

  • GED Testing

    HutchCC proudly serves as a certified testing center for the Kansas State High School Diploma (GED®). As of January 1, 2014, the GED Test is a computer-based test that must be administered (taken) at a certified testing center. Persons interested in pursuing a GED should contact HutchCC's Adult Basic Education Center (620-665-8004), or visit their website for information regarding GED testing requirements and for test preparation recommendations and guidelines. Official GED Test registration, scheduling, and payment must be completed through the official GED website (www.ged.com). For information about requesting a copy of a GED diploma or GED transcript visit the official GED Testing Service Transcript website.

  • Advance Placement Testing

    HutchCC accepts CLEP (College Level Exam Program) credit on a limited basis. Please contact the HutchCC Records Office or review HutchCC's Credit by Examination Policy if interested in using CLEP credit. To locate a CLEP Testing Center in your area visit the The College Board's official CLEP website.

    Credit By Examination Policy

    Credit by Examination

    Reference Number: 1008   Effective Date: 2015/04/09

    The intent of credit by examination is to offer a method for students to demonstrate previously mastered competencies and to assist students in completion of educational goals at Hutchinson Community College. Credit awarded by examination at HutchCC may not transfer to other post secondary institutions. HutchCC does not accept credit awarded by departmental examination from other post secondary institutions.

    Students may earn college credit by attaining qualifying scores on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), the Advanced Placement (AP) exams administered by the College Entrance Examination Board, International Baccalaureate (IB), and HutchCC Departmental Exams.

    Credit earned by examination will be placed on the student's HutchCC transcript after the start of the student's first semester of coursework at HutchCC. A grade of "CR" will be placed on the transcript but will not be included in calculating grade point average. The credit will count toward a degree at HutchCC.

    College Level Examination Program (CLEP) (CLEP Courses) (National Standardized Exams)

    CLEP is a series of examinations that allow students to show their knowledge in a wide range of subject areas. College credit is awarded for attaining certain scores on selected CLEP examinations. For more information about taking CLEP examinations, visit the CLEP website at http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/about.html or contact the Hutchinson Community College Student Success Center at 1-800-289-3501 or locally at 620- 665-3359.

    A list of CLEP examinations for which HutchCC awards credit. Students must request their official transcript of CLEP scores be mailed to the HutchCC Registrar.

    Advanced Placement Examinations (AP) (AP Courses)

    AP refers specifically to courses offered in some high schools which are constructed and coordinated under the supervision of the College Entrance Examination Board. Before entering college, the student takes the examination, which is scored by Educational Testing Service. Students must request their official transcript of AP scores be mailed to the HutchCC Registrar. (Link to AP exams and HutchCC equivalents )

    International Baccalaureate Examinations (IB) (IB Courses)

    Hutchinson Community College awards credit to students who have participated in an International Baccalaureate program and have attained examination scores consistent with the guidelines available at (IB exams and HutchCC equivalents ). Students must request their official transcript of IB scores be mailed to the HutchCC Registrar.

    Procedure Credit by Exam CLEP, AP IB

    • The student requests official CLEP/AP/IB transcripts be sent directly to the HutchCC Records Office in accordance with official guidelines (http://www.hutchcc.edu/records/transcript-sent-to-HCC).
    • A grade of “CR” is placed on the HutchCC transcript for all courses accepted by HutchCC.

    Departmental Examination

    Students may earn credit for HutchCC courses by passing an examination given by the appropriate HutchCC Department. To qualify to take a departmental exam, the student must be currently enrolled at HutchCC. Credit by departmental examination will not be awarded to students of high school standing. HutchCC does not accept credit awarded by departmental examination from other institutions.

    The student must first verify with the appropriate HutchCC Department/Program that the course is subject to credit by departmental examination. The student will work with the department's representative to complete the Procedure Checklist and Approval Form for Credit by Departmental Examination. A student applying for credit by departmental examination must show acceptable background qualifications as determined by the HutchCC Department/Program. The student must pay the Credit by Departmental Examination non-refundable fee. The examination will not be administered until payment is verified. The HutchCC Registrar will transcript the credit, if awarded, as Credit (CR) no earlier than the beginning of the student's first semester of coursework at HutchCC.

    Procedure Credit by Departmental Examination

    • Contact advisor or program coordinator to confirm a departmental exam is available. The course(s) that qualify for credit by departmental examination have been preselected within the department.
    • Student and departmental exam instructor fill out the Approval Form for Credit by Departmental Examination (see Appendix) form and determine eligibility.
    • Pay Business Office the $35.00 Credit by exam fee.
    • Student schedules time and date to take the common departmental course exam and instructor verifies payment.
    • Upon completion of the exam the instructor indicates credit or no credit, signs the form, and forwards it to the Department Chairperson that the course resides with.
    • Department Chairperson signs form and sends it to the Registrar.
    • Course grade is transcripted after the start of the first semester at Hutchinson Community College.
  • Skill Certification

    HutchCC's Testing Center(s) offer skill certification assessments through the following testing companies and programs:

    Pearson-VUE:  Appointments are scheduled online through the Pearson Vue website.

    Kryterion:  Appointments are scheduled online through the Kryterion website.

    Allied Health – Entrance testing is available for the HutchCC Associate Degree Nursing program (Kaplan Exam) and the HutchCC Practical Nursing program (Kaplan Exam). Visit each program's webpage for specific test scheduling information. State Certification Testing for the Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Assistant should be scheduled through HutchCC's Allied Health Department (620-665-4948).


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Contact Details

JACOB GUNDEN
gundenj@hutchcc.edu
620-665-3512
1-888-GO-HUTCH

Course Placement Score Qualifications

HutchCC utilizes ACT Exams and Accuplacer Placement Tests for Course Placement.

  • ​​​​​​​ACT® -- Reading, English, & Math Scores for Course Placement

    Course Placement ACT

    ACT® -- Reading, English, & Math Scores for Course Placement

    • AL 131 Geriatric Aide (CNA): ACT Reading Score of 14 or above
    • AL 137 Home Health Aide: ACT Reading Score of 14 or above
    • EN 098 Foundations of Composition: ACT English Score of 16 or below
    • EN 100 English Composition 1B: ACT English Score of 17-19
    • EN 101 English Composition 1A: ACT English score of 20 or above
    • EN 106 Integrated Language Studies: recommended enrollment if ACT English score of 19 or below
    • MA 106 College Algebra: ACT Math Score of 21 or higher (Note: If below 21, students must earn a qualifying placement exam score in order to be enrolled in this course)
    • MA 107 Trigonometry: ACT Math Score of 23 or higher (Note: If below 23, students must successfully complete prerequisite course of MA 106 College Algebra before enrolling in this course)
    • MA 108 Statistics: ACT Math Score of 23 or higher (Note: If below 23, students must successfully complete prerequisite course of MA 106 College Algebra or MA 109 Pre-Calculus before enrolling in this course)
    • MA 109 Pre-Calculus: ACT Math Score of 21 or higher (Note: If below 21, students must earn a qualifying placement exam score or successfully complete the prerequisite course of MA 105 Intermediate Algebra before enrolling in this course)
    • MA 110 Calculus: ACT Math Score of 23 or higher (Note: If below 23, students must successfully complete prerequisite course of either MA 106 College Algebra or MA 109 Pre-Calculus before enrolling in this course)
    • MA 111 Calculus I: ACT Math score of 25 or higher (Note: If below 25, students must successfully complete prerequisite course of either MA 107 Trigonometry or MA 109 Pre-Calculus before enrolling in this course)
  • Accuplacer Classic Scores

    Course Placement Accuplacer Classic

    Accuplacer Classic Scores -- Sentence Skills and Elementary Algebra (ELAG) Placement Scores for Course Placement

    • AL131 Geriatric Aide (CNA): Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 40 or above
    • AL 137 Home Health Aide: Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 40 or above
    • EN 097 Foundations of Composition: Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 0-39
    • EN 100 English Composition 1B: Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 40-68
    • EN 101 English Composition 1A: Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 69 or above
    • EN 106 Integrated Language Studies: recommended if Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 0-68
    • MA 098 Basic Algebra: Accuplacer math placement score (Elementary Algebra version) of 0-59
    • MA 105 Intermediate Algebra: Accuplacer math placement score (Elementary Algebra version) of 60-80
    • MA 106 College Algebra: Accuplacer math placement score (Elementary Algebra version) of 81 or above
    • MA 109 Pre-Calculus: Accuplacer math placement score (Elementary Algebra version) of 81 or above
  • Accuplacer NextGen Scores

    Course Placement Accuplacer Next Gen

    Accuplacer NextGen Scores (effective January 2019) -- NextGen Writing and NextGen Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, & Statistics (QRAS) Placement Scores for Course Placement

    • EN 097 Foundations of Composition: Accuplacer NextGen Writing placement score of 200-239
    • EN 100 English Composition 1B: Accuplacer NextGen Writing placement score of 240-254
    • EN 101 English Composition 1A: Accuplacer NextGen Writing placement score of 255 or above
    • EN 106 Integrated Language Studies: recommended if Accuplacer NextGen Writing placement score of 200-254
    • MA 098 Basic Algebra: Accuplacer NextGen QRAS placement score of 200-249
    • MA 105 Intermediate Algebra: Accuplacer NextGen QRAS placement score of 250-262
    • MA 106 College Algebra: Accuplacer NextGen QRAS placement score of 263 or above
    • MA 109 Pre-Calculus: Accuplacer NextGen QRAS placement score of 263 or above


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Placement Test Preparation

Information regarding Accuplacer placement test preparation or study tools can be requested by downloading The College Board's free Accuplacer Study App (select the "Classic" version of the App) or by contacting the HutchCC Assessment Services Office.

Accuplacer Study App