Academic Testing and Tutoring

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Academic Testing and Tutoring offers a variety of programs and services for students.  Students can take advantage of these services in the Learning Resource Center (formerly the Library) on the Scottsbluff Campus.

Standardized Testing

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
As many as 25 credits may be granted for successful completion of the CLEP exams. Credit is available through five general examinations or through the various subject exams; three or more credit hours are given for each test. Each exam is multiple choice and 90 minutes in length. The CLEP exams are given between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. at AT&T.  Click here for more on WNCC's tests accepted for credit.  For more information on how to register at the CLEP website, click here.

College Entrance Examinations

The ACT is an optional entrance exam for all Freshman students enrolling into WNCC. It consists of tests in English, Math, Social Studies, Reading and Science Reasoning and an optional essay. The packet also includes an interest inventory and a student profile section to obtain information for counseling and to help students with their educational plans. Study books are available in most bookstores and libraries. The ACT test is offered six times each year at WNCC and at many other colleges and high schools. Register at

The SATs are entrance exams that are used at colleges and universities.The SAT  test is a four-hour test, primarily multiple-choice, that measures verbal and mathematical reasoning abilities. The SAT Subject Tests are one-hour, primarily multiple-choice tests in specific subjects. Register online at

Click here for current testing dates.

Independent Study Courses
Independent Study Courses are open entry/open exit and are available to all students. They offer an alternative to students to enter credit courses at times other than the beginning of the three college terms. Some courses such as spelling and vocabulary are developmental in nature to assist students with improving basic skills. Spanish for the Traveler is offered as an elective to enhance study in an Associate Degree program. 

Testing Services
Academic Testing and Tutoring provides a variety of testing services for students and the community.  For proctoring information, call 308.635.6072.

Tutoring Services
Tutoring Services supports the mission of Western Nebraska Community college by providing quality one-on-one or small group learning assistance by certified and peer tutors who encourage students in the development of their potential as independent learners.  Click here for more on the tutoring services offered at WNCC.  A current Tutor Schedule will be available about the third week of each new semester.

Other Information

Location and Hours

Scottsbluff Campus
Learning Resource Center

Fall and Spring
Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Hours may vary for holidays and between semesters. 

Contact information

Tammie Kleich, Academic Testing & Tutoring Coordinator

Phone:  308.635.6072   Fax:  308.635.6086  Email:

Doug Avis, Academic Testing and Tutoring Aide

Phone:  635.6070  Email: