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Course Placement

To start you on a path of academic success, HutchCC utilizes standardized test scores to place students into the appropriate Math and English courses. HutchCC administers and accepts both the ACT Exam and the Accuplacer placement tests (NextGen Reading, NextGen Writing, and/or NextGen QRAS) for placement purposes.

For the 2019-2020 academic year, HutchCC is conducting a multiple measures pilot study utilizing College-recognized, domestic high school grade point averages as an additional course placement option for students who have earned a high school diploma within the last three years or are concurrently enrolled. If the high school graduation date is older than three years, advisors will continue to use either ACT Exam or Accuplacer placement test scores for course placement.

For additional detail about the pilot study, please consult Department III and/or IV Chairpersons.

Course Placement Score Qualifications

To schedule an Accuplacer placement test appointment at HutchCC's main campus contact the Assessment Services Office at 620-665-3359. Placement testing is also available at both the HutchCC Newton (316-283-7000) and HutchCC McPherson (620-245-0202) Outreach Center locations.

Students wishing to inquire about distance or remote placement testing services may contact the Assessment Services Office (620-665-3359) between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday or email Abby van Schenkhof or Jacob Gunden.

If you have taken any of the accepted standardized tests within the last two years, and have completed an application to attend HutchCC, you may have your scores forwarded to HutchCC (Fax: "ATTN: Assessment Services", 620-728-8155). For questions or concerns regarding placement testing, please contact Assessment Services.

Information regarding Accuplacer placement test preparation and study tools is available by downloading The College Board's free web-based Accuplacer Study App (select the "Next Generation" version of the App) or by contacting the HutchCC Assessment Services Office.

ACT Testing Center

HutchCC's Assessment Services Office and Testing Center is located on the main campus in Hutchinson, KS (620-665-3359) inside the Parker Student Union. A wide selection of testing is performed through this Office, including placement testing and ACT WorkKeys Testing. HutchCC also frequently services as a testing location for the traditional ACT Exam on most national testing dates.

Workkeys Testing Center

ACT's WorkKeys® series of exams are utilized worldwide by employers for pre-hiring and job promotion purposes. Additionally, HutchCC's technical program students frequently use the WorkKeys® tests to pursue the National Career Readiness Certificate, resulting in one of  four potential WorkKeys® work ready designations: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze. For questions regarding WorkKeys® exams please contact the HutchCC Testing Center (620-665-3359).

GED Testing

HutchCC proudly serves as a certified testing center for the Kansas State High School Diploma (GED®). As of January 1, 2014, the GED Test is a computer-based test that must be administered (taken) at a certified testing center. Persons interested in pursuing a GED should contact HCC's Adult Basic Education Center (620-665-8004), or visit their website for information regarding GED testing requirements and for test preparation recommendations and guidelines. Official GED Test registration, scheduling, and payment must be completed through the official GED website ( For information about requesting a copy of a GED diploma or GED transcript visit the official GED Testing Service Transcript website.

Advance Placement Testing

HutchCC accepts CLEP (College Level Exam Program) credit on a limited basis. Please contact the HutchCC Records Office or review HutchCC's Credit by Examination Policy if interested in using CLEP credit. To locate a CLEP Testing Center in your area visit the The College Board's official CLEP website.


Skills Certification Assessment

HutchCC's Assessment Services Office proudly offers skill professional certification exams for the following testing companies:

Skill Certification Assessment

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