Upon admission, if ACT/SAT scores are not available and/or do not meet minimum requirements, all degree and certificate objective students have the option to take course placement tests in reading, writing, and math to assess their current skills. Also, personal interest students must meet these requirements before registering for any class with an applicable prerequisite.
Students also have the option to waive placement testing. Choosing this option means the student will be required to take a supplemental math class at the same time as a college-level math, and they will be required to successfully pass ENG 097 – College Literacy before they can register for a college-level English. Taking these courses in addition to program requirements may add extra expense or time needed to complete their chosen degree.
WV Northern currently uses ACCUPLACER Next Gen.
ACCUPLACER is a suite of tests that determines your knowledge in math, reading and writing as you prepare to enroll in college-level courses. It is used to identify your strengths and weaknesses in each subject area and to help you improve your skills through interactive online learning tools. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with your academic background, goals and interests, are used by academic advisors and counselors to place you in the appropriate college courses that meet your skill level. You may need one or more of the following: Reading, Writing, Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, & Statistics (Math).
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Wheeling Placement Testing
- Contact Stephanie Smith at 304-214-8922 for an individual appointment
New Martinsville Placement Testing
- Contact Dennis Bennett at 304-510-8761 for an individual appointment
Weirton Placement Testing
- Contact Ida Williams at 304-723-7514 for an individual appointment