In order to start you on a path of academic success, Hutchinson Community College (in accordance with Kansas Board of Regents policy) uses standardized test scores to place students into the appropriate Math and English courses. HCC both provides and accepts the following tests to help meet this requirement: the ACT Exam, Compass (Reading, Writing, &/or Math--Starting in Prealgebra), ASSET (Reading &/or Writing), and Accuplacer (Elementary Algebra).
Course Placement Score Qualifications
To schedule a Compass, ASSET, or Accuplacer placement test contact the Testing Center (620-665-3359). If you have taken any of these tests within the last three years and have completed an application to attend HCC, you may have your scores forwarded to HCC's Coordinator of Assessment Services (Fax: "ATTN: Assessment Services", 620-728-8155). For questions or concerns regarding placement testing, please contact the HCC Testing Center (620-665-3359).
Hutchinson Community College's ACT® 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 the ACT® Testing Center, including ACT produced placement testing (Compass & ASSET), as well as WorkKeys Testing, and the traditional ACT Exam.
ACT's WorkKeys® series of exams are utilized worldwide by employers for pre-hiring and job promotion purposes. Additionally, HCC's technical program students 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 HCC Testing Center (620-665-3359).
Hutchinson Community College 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 HCC's Adult Basic Education Center (620-665-8004), or visit their website (www.hutchcc.edu/abe) 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 http://www.hutchcc.edu/administration/adult-basic-education/ged
Hutchinson Community College accepts CLEP (College Level Exam Program) credit on a limited basis. Please contact the HCC Records Office or review College Policy (http://wwwcms.hutchcc.edu/uploadedFiles/Academics-Areas_of_Study/Academic_Policies/Registrar/CLEPforWebsite.pdf) if interested in using CLEP credit. To locate a CLEP Testing Center in your area visit https://clep.collegeboard.org/search/test-centers