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Placement Testing

Wallace Community College Selma Placement Test (ACCUPLACER) is administered by the Office of Admissions and Records. The test consists of three sections and assesses a student’s achievement level in sentence skills, reading comprehension, mathematics, and algebra. The ACCUPLACER is not a timed test and it is administered via computer.

The ACCUPLACER is given by appointment only. Applicants must have an application on file and make an appointment to take the ACCUPLACER exam by calling (334) 876-9295. There is no fee for the test. A picture ID is required for identity purposes.

Study guides are available in Office of Admissions and Records or click on the link below. https://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org/login .

 

General Information about Placement and Placement Retesting

If the scores place the student into developmental course work, the student must complete the developmental course work before enrolling in college level English, and/or math courses (courses numbered 100 or higher)

Credits earned in developmental courses do not count toward the required number of semester hours for graduation. Accommodations for testing are available for students with disabilities. Contact the Coordinator of ADA (Shelia Theiss at 334-876-9294) in advance if accommodations are required.

After testing, the student will meet with a member of the Admissions staff to discuss test results. An applicant may retest only once per academic year. Applicants must make appointments to retest by calling (334) 876-9295.

 

Placement Testing Exemptions

Students may receive full or partial placement testing exemptions if they comply with the following criteria:

Successful completion (grade of C or better) of English and/or mathematics courses from an accredited college or university.

1. ACT or SAT scores within two years of high school graduation that meet the following minimums:

  • English ACT – score of 19
  • SAT – verbal score of 480
  • Mathematics ACT – score of 20
  • Mathematics SAT – score of 526

2. Transient Students — Any student in good standing from another college may attend WCCS as a transient or visiting student during any semester. Such a student must submit a completed application for admission and an official Letter of Transience.

Official documentation must be provided for verification of exemptions.

 

Placement Testing for Non-High School Graduates

The College admits students without a high school diploma or a GED Certificate into programs and courses not creditable toward an Associate Degree when the student demonstrates ability-to-benefit prior to enrollment. Students admitted under these provisions will be classified as “Non-Degree Eligible” students.

Students without a high school diploma or GED Certificate who wish to enroll in designated ability-to-benefit programs and courses must take an Ability-to-Benefit test. The student must achieve a minimum score to enter one of the designated ability-to-benefit programs including the following:

  • Cosmetology*
  • Masonry Building Trades
  • Welding

*Each Cosmetology Program student must have completed the tenth (10th) grade. This is an Alabama State Board of Cosmetology mandate.

Accuplacer Study Guides

  • accuplacer.collegeboard.org/sites/default/files/accuplacer-sample-questions-for-students.pdf
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George Corley Wallace State Community College (Wallace Community College Selma)
3000 Earl Goodwin Parkway   P.O. Box 2530   Selma, Alabama 36702-2530  
Phone: 334-876-9227
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It is the official policy of the Alabama State Department of Education, including postsecondary institutions under the control of the Alabama Community College System and Board of Trustees, that no person in Alabama shall, on the grounds of race, color, handicap, sex, religion, marital status, creed national origin, or age, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment.

George Corley Wallace State Community College (Wallace Community College Selma) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science Degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Wallace Community College Selma.

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