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About the Testing Center


Mon - Thurs  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.



Testing Center

FOSS (5000) Bldg.

Room 5100

16101 Greenwood Ave. N.

Shoreline, WA 98133-5696


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

The Assessment and Testing Center serves a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and community members.  Our mission is to assist others to further their educational and career goals by providing a professional, safe, secure and supportive testing environment.  We strive to operate in compliance with regard to test delivery, security, and confidentiality with institutional, state and test regulations.  The Testing Center is a member of the Consortium of College Testing Centers of the National College Testing Association.


Tests & Fees

The Testing Center provides the Compass (Shoreline's placement test), GED, and proctored exams for academic and business certification.  Fees and payment process for each type of test is on the test page. 



Make an appointment for the Compass test online. 


For a proctored exam or ASSET test, make an appointment by calling the Testing Center.


GED tests are usually offered daily, but please refer to the testing schedule for specific dates and times. Appointments to take the test must be made through the GED Testing Service website



If you are not sure if you need a test, please contact the Advising Services or Enrollment Services before paying and scheduling a test. Test fees are non refundable and must be paid prior to testing.   Fees can be paid at the cashiers' desk located on the 2nd floor of the FOSS building.


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
    Please send or fax them to Enrollment Services (fax: 206-546-5835).  The Testing Center does not accept any scores or information related to applying for admission.
  • Special accommodations
    • GED
      • Accommodations for GED testing must be requested through your GED Testing Service account. You also need to create that account to pay, schedule and access preparation materials for the GED test. 
    • Other tests
      • If you need accommodation, please contact the staff at Services for Students with Disabilities before you make a testing appointment. If your request is approved, accommodations will be arranged with 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.
  • CLEP
     Shoreline does not accept CLEP credits, so we do not provide CLEP testing.