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Testing Services

Umpqua Community College is the official GED Test Center for Douglas County.

Our Testing Service staff provides UCC Placement, GED, UCC Angel courses, Oregon University System (OUS) online courses, and industry based proctored exams.

Fall-Spring Testing Center Hours: Monday through Friday: 8AM – 5PM               

Placement Test

The Center provides placement tests in reading, writing and math. All newly admitted student and/or returning/transfer students who have not completed equivalent courses with a letter grade of “C” or higher will need to take the placement test. The ALEKS & ACCUPLACER Placement Test assess a students current skill level for course selection.

*NEW* Walk-in Placement Testing Hours (Fall, Winter, Spring)

You can visit our office for walk-in testing between the Fall, Winter, and Spring Terms. Walk-in testing for Reading, Writing, and Math is available on:

Tuesday, 8:15 am to 2:30 pm
Thursday,10:15 am to 2:30 pm
OR by Appointment 

Our office is closed on major holidays. Check the Academic Calendar for additional information on campus closures.

NOTE: Practice & Prepare to Test at Umpqua Community College. It's important to review before taking your placement tests. It could save you time and money! 

Here are some STUDY RESOURCES: 

  General Review: Preparing for ACCUPLACER                                                                                            General Review: Download the  ACCUPLACER Web-Based Study App                                                          General Review: Study the ACCUPLACER Sample Questions (PDF)                                                                Math Review: Interactmath.com                                                                                                                  Math Review: More "Math help"                                                                                                                  

ALEKS Math Placement Assessment 

Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS) is a Web-based artificial intelligence based mechanism to assess math proficiency and skill level. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn’t know in a course. After the initial placement assessment test of approximately 30 questions,ALEKS will provide students a targeted Prep and Learning Module that may be accessed for up to six weeks to improve course placement. Within each Prep and Learning Module, students are instructed on topics they are most ready to learn. As a student works through the module, ALEKS periodically reassesses the student to ensure that topics are also retained.

GED Test

GED Testing may only be completed at an official testing center. UCC is the official testing center offering computer based testing (CBT) for Douglas County. If you are interesed in taking GED classes prior to your test, please contact the UCC STEP program at 541-440-4603 for GED class information. *Must have a legal photo ID (driver’s license, passport, State ID card) to take test. 

GED Test Practices and Calculator Tutorial

View / Download GED Testing Information 

Proctored Exams

Weekly proctored exams for UCC Angel, OUS schools or other institutions of higher education are available by appointment only. A $20 proctor fee will be charged for non-UCC students. Contact Testing Coordinator at 541-440-7659 or 541-440-4610 for more information or to schedule a test time.

Industry Based Exams

Industry based exams include College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Pearson Vue, and Prometric, DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Pesticide, State Board of Tax Preparers, Building Codes, and Castle Worldwide. Inquires for other industry based exams not listed may be directed to the Testing Coordinator.

View / Download Industry Exam Information

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