UCC utilizes multiple measures for recent High School (HS) and GED graduates. This means we can use HS grades or GED test scores for placement.
If you have HS transcripts or GED scores send them to the Office of Admissions at [email protected].
Applicants must take the ACCUPLACER Next-Generation placement tests prior to enrolling in classes and have the option, for math, to take the ALEKS math placement test. Both tests are untimed; ACCUPLACER Next-Generation consists of Reading, Writing, and Math, while ALEKS consists of math with practice modules in between tests.
Reading, Writing, & Math: ACCUPLACER Next-Generation
ACCUPLACER is an assessment of your reading, writing, and math skills.
It is recommended that you should study before taking the tests:
- ACCUPLACER preparation tools
- ACCUPLACER Sample Questions for Students
- Download the ACCUPLACER Web-Based Study App
Math: ALEKS Placement Assessment
ALEKS is an online inventory of your math skills. ALEKS will guide you through the process. Note: If you have been out of high school for three or more years, you will take the ALEKS Placement Assessment. Otherwise, you will take the ACCUPLACER assessment (see below).
- VIDEO: Welcome to ALEKS Placement, Preparation, and Learning (PPL)
- Refresh your Algebra skills through Khan Academy – Algebra I
Umpqua Community College is the official GED Test Center for Douglas County.
The official GED passing score has changed from 150 to 145 and the GED.com system has updated on March 1, 2016. All testers who have achieved passing status in the past will begin seeing those scores as passing in the systems at that time. Updated diplomas will begin to be produced and delivered in the days following March 1. Helpful links:
- You must be 16 years old to take the GED test.
- The day of the test, bring a valid, government-issued photo ID: a driver’s license, state ID card, passport or military ID.
- In Oregon, if you’re between 16 and 18, and your high school class has not graduated, your school district will have to give permission before you can register online to take the GED. Contact your district to fill out an Education Withdrawal and Application Form.
If you are interested in taking GED classes prior to your test, please contact the Woolley Center at 541-440-4603 for GED class information.
Requesting Copies of your GED transcripts or diploma
Visit GED.com and select “Request Transcript” at the top of the webpage OR call 888-906-4031 for more information.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP): By appointment only
Pearson VUE: By appointment only
Register at Pearson VUE or call 1-877-404-3926 or contact a specific certification company or agency. Familiarize yourself with the look, feel, and navigation of a Pearson VUE computer-based test. View demo.
ORELA: By appointment only
The Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment Examination is a customized educator licensure test designed to measure a candidate’s knowledge and skills in relation to Oregon learning standards.
- Computer-based test; 60 multiple-choice questions. Ninety minutes.
- Test Fee $95 – View test fees and payment information.
- Prepare – View the preparation materials available for this test.
Prometric: By appointment only
When you schedule your appointment, you should be prepared to provide any or all of the following information. Not all exam sponsors require all information, what you need to provide will vary depending on what exam you are taking.
- Your name. – The name used to schedule your appointment must EXACTLY match the name shown on your identification. At a minimum, the identification must be a valid, government-issued ID that shows your name in the English alphabet, your signature, and your photograph.
- Your Social Security, Social Insurance or Prometric Testing I.D. (SP#) Number. Contact phone numbers – If there is a problem, we will use these numbers to reach you. Mailing address – Please provide the address to which you would like any paper correspondence sent.
- Exam number and title. Eligibility information, if required. E-mail address – Once again for contact purposes, this is often the fastest and most effective means of contact. Many test sponsors require e-mail contact information for registration.
DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST): Currently suspended
Prior to the test administration, all test takers must present current and valid picture identification such as a driver’s license, passport, or picture student identification. DANTES-funded eligible military test takers must provide a valid Common Access Card (CAC). Only test takers are permitted into the testing room. Unauthorized visitors are not permitted in the testing room at any time.
Registration and payment is completed at the testing center within the testing platform on the day of the exam. The registration process is completed at the testing center on your scheduled day and time. Call 541-440-7659 to schedule an appointment.
For official scores to be mailed to the institution of your choice, you must provide the institution’s 4-digit DSST code at the time of your examination. Note that some schools require a student to be enrolled before the institution will accept the score report. Due to privacy and security requirements, scores will not be reported over the phone under any circumstance.
Internet-Based TOEFL: Currently suspended
The TOEFL® iBT (Internet-based Test) tests all four language skills that are important for effective communication: reading, listening, speaking and writing. The test helps students demonstrate that they have the English skills needed for success. The TOEFL iBT emphasizes integrated skills and provides better information to institutions about students’ ability to communicate in an academic setting and their readiness for academic coursework. With Internet-based testing, ETS can capture speech and score responses in a standardized manner.
The TOEFL iBT measures skills in reading, listening, speaking and writing, and requires you to combine 2 or more of these skills to respond to a question. For example, you might read a passage or listen to a lecture in English, and then write or speak your answers in English.
Umpqua Community College Testing Services is NOT a TOEFL iBT test site. Go to TOEFL® iBT for test dates, times, and test locations.
iBT TOEFL registration is done exclusively through the iBT TOEFL website: http://www.ets.org/toefl
Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA):- By appointment only
Examinations cost $58.00 per exam. If you do not pass an exam and need to retake that exam, the fee remains at $58.00 for each exam. Exams must be paid for at the time of registering for the exam(s) with Metro Institute.
Additional exam processing fees of $5.00 per exam will be added to your Oregon Department of Agriculture license application fee for each exam that was not successfully completed (passed) on the first attempt. This will affect the following license types: Commercial Pesticide Applicator, Public Pesticide Applicator, Pesticide Consultant, and Pesticide Apprentice.
To schedule testing, you must have your legal name and correct Social Security number available. Then call 877-533-2900 or go to Metro Institute’s website.
Warning: You may not receive credit for an exam if the legal name or Social Security number provided at scheduling does not match what you provide at the testing center.
For forms, applications, examination study references, and licensing information visit: www.oregon.gov/OBTP
If you have questions on how to apply, you are welcome to contact:
Jane Billings, Exam & Education Coordinator
Phone: (503) 373-1691, Fax: (503) 585-5797
Email: [email protected]
Building Codes Division: By appointment only
503-947-2333 (secure fax)
Testing fees vary for industry-based exams. All exams are by appointment only. Contact the Testing Coordinator for more information.
Inquires for other industry-based exams not listed may be directed to the Testing Coordinator.