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Mon - Thurs  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday  8 a.m. - 1 p.m.



Testing Center

FOSS (5000) Bldg.

Room 5101

16101 Greenwood Ave. N.

Shoreline, WA 98133-5696


Phone: 206-546-4608
E-mail: testcenter@shoreline.edu
Fax: 206-546-6954 

The Testing Center provides the Compass (Shoreline's placement test), GED, and proctored exams for academic and business certification.  Detailed information about each test, including fees, can be found on the left sidebar links.



Make an appointment for the Compass test online.  Make an appointment for a proctored exam, HOBET, or ASSET test, by calling the Testing Center at 206-546-4608.


GED tests are offered at the times listed on the schedule. Please go to our GED page (click on the left) for more information about online registration, preparation and scheduling exams. 



Test fees are non refundable and must be paid prior to testing.  If you are in doubt about whether you need a test, please contact advising or admissions before paying and scheduling an appointment. Cashiers are located on the 2nd floor of the Foss building, and usually close at 4:30.


Identification Verification
We accept official,verifiable photo identification. For the GED, it must be state issued (driver's license, passport, tribal or military ID card.)  School ID that includes a photo, is acceptable only for the Compass test.



Children are not permitted in the testing rooms and testing staff does not provide childcare.  Please make childcare arrangements elsewhere while you are testing.  


Sending scores to other colleges

To have scores sent to another college, bring your official ID to the Testing Center or send us a fax with your signature.  Include your phone number, email address, and all information regarding where your scores are to be sent (person or institution, fax number or mailing address.)


Related information/links:

  • Sending scores to Shoreline for admission
    Don't send scores to the Testing Center for admission purposes; fax them to Enrollment Services at 206-546-5835.
  • Special accommodations
    If you need reasonable accommodation for a test, provide documentation of your need to the Office of Special Services (206-546-4545) prior to arranging a test.  If approved, OSS will arrange for accommodation with the Testing Center.  To request accommodation for the GED, obtain a Special Accommodation packet from the Testing Center.
  • Running Start
    High school Running Start students may need to meet specific score requirements.  For more information go to the Running Start Web page.
  • Other tests
    We do not currently offer TEAS or Work Keys assessments, but we may in the future so check our website for updates.  Shoreline does not accept CLEP credits, so we do not provide CLEP testing.