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  • Assessment Testing

Testing Center

  • The Testing & Assessment Centers at each SCC’s campuses offer a positive and secure testing environment for:

    • Placement Testing: Next Generation ACCUPLACER® (also available at all SCC Learning Centers)
    • ATI = (Assessment Nursing Test) - Beatrice and Lincoln Campuses only
    • HESI (Nursing program assessment) – Beatrice and Lincoln Campuses only
    • CLEP tests - Lincoln Campus only
    • VUE Certification tests - Lincoln Campus only
    • GED® - Beatrice and Lincoln campuses (these tests are now offered through VUE)
    • Spanish Placement tests - Beatrice and Lincoln Campuses
    • Proctored tests from other colleges - All campuses
    • TABE - Law Enforcement - Beatrice and Lincoln Campuses
    • Make up tests - All campuses

    Placement Testing

    SCC requires a course placement exam that assesses a student's math and English skills prior to being admitted or enrolling in any math or English class. Accepted placement tests are include Next Generation ACCUPLACER®, ACCUPLACER, ACT or SAT. Test scores may be reported by the testing service (ACT, SAT, etc.), listed on the high school transcript, or submitted by the student.

    Students may also provide an official transcript showing completion of college level coursework in English and math in lieu of test scores.

    SCC offers the Next Generation Accuplacer at all Testing & Assessment Centers and Learning Centers. The first test is provided at no cost; retests are $15.

    Please note the following:

    A student who cannot fulfill any one of these criteria should discuss the available alternatives with an SCC Admissions or Testing Center team member.

    How to Prepare for the Next Generation Accuplacer

    Use SCC’s Assessment/Course Placement Study Guide to help you prepare to take the Next Generation Accuplacer. Additional information about the Next Generation Accuplacer can be found at

    Next Generation Accuplacer Retesting

    Retesting is possible for individuals who believe their course placement testing results do not represent their current ability or whose scores do not meet required levels.

    Individuals who wish to retake the Next Generation ACCUPLACER® test must have completed additional study in the test area(s) that they did not achieve required scores the first time; students must be able to demonstrate the additional study to SCC Testing Center staff before they will be allowed to retest. Additionally, individuals must wait 30 days between the first and second testing to allow adequate time to study and prepare for the second test. Individuals will not be permitted a second retest (third time of testing) until 30 days after the first retest (second time of testing).

    Testing Center Reminders

    • A picture ID is required for all testers. A student ID or state issued ID is acceptable.
    • Due to our need to maintain a positive testing environment for all testers, children and guests will not be allowed to wait in the Testing & Assessment Center.
    • Electronic devices, including cell phones, smart watches, etc. are not allowed in the Testing & Assessment Centers.