Testing CenterThe Testing Center is located in Kirk Library and offers proctored testing services for Adult Basic Education (ABE), English as a Second Language (ESL), eLearning, and other Centralia College academic classes. Testing is offered on a drop-in basis during Testing Center hours.
Current photo identification is required for all testing.
Cell phones, food, and drinks are not permitted.
Testing Center Hours
June 20-30 (break)7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday
July 5 – Aug. 267:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday - Wednesday
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Thursday
Aug. 29 – Sept. 27:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday
Sept. 6-237:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday
Testing Center closed July 4 and Sept. 5.
- Testing fees
$15–Reading, Writing, Math
$120–complete series, four tests
Non-Centralia College Courses Proctor Fee
- Tests Offered
- COMPASS Testing
The COMPASS is used to ensure accurate placement in English, reading, and math classes.
The COMPASS test is a computerized test that adapts itself to your level of ability. This means that different test-takers will receive different tests. To achieve your highest score, you are advised to review basic rules and concepts to advance to a higher level. Preparing for the COMPASS test could result in a higher course placement, saving you time and money.
COMPASS is not timed. No appointment is needed. It is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Allow two hours for testing.
A calculator for Compass Testing is provided online. No handheld calculators are allowed.
Fees must be paid in advance at the Cashier's Office, located on the second floor of the Student Center Building, 8 a.m.-Noon or 1-4:30 p.m. weekdays.
Sample questions and guides:
- GED Testing
Centralia College is an official GED® testing site. The test is offered by appointment at our Centralia campus and at Centralia College East in Morton. Students ready for GED® testing will need to provide a current photo identification showing proof of Washington State residency and date of birth, and provide payment of $30 for each of the 4 tests.
Students ready for GED® testing must provide current photo identification showing proof of Washington State residency and date of birth, and provide payment of $30 for each of the four tests.
Schedule, pay for, or reschedule your GED® test, go to www.ged.com or call 1-877-392-6433 (1-877-EXAMGED).
The General Education Development (GED) certificate is a nationally recognized series of tests that measure your educational background in reasoning through language arts, social studies, science, and math.
Centralia College is the only public access GED testing center in Lewis County.
The GED can be used for eligibility purposes for college entrance requirements, Financial Aid, apprenticeships, the Armed Services, and employment.
Washington residents ages 16 and older are eligible to register for GED testing.
NOTE: If you are 16, 17, OR 18, you must first request a High School Release from either the last high school you attended or the high school in the town you currently reside.
If home schooled, a notarized statement of home school completion is required. For more information, see: SBCTC Request for Approval to Test - GED Certificate (pdf)
GED test preparation
Centralia College provides classes to prepare you for taking the GED tests. Learn more about GED classes at Centralia College.
For information, please attend a free orientation at noon, Monday-Friday in the Kirk Library. GED practice tests are also available at www.ged.com.
GED transcripts and test verification
GED.comprovides verification of GED® status and official GED® transcripts for those who have tested in Washington.