Testing and Proctoring Services

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PWSC offers placement testing and proctoring services. Please call 907-834-1600 or email pwsc.testing@alaska.edu, to schedule a test time. Our Extension Centers also offer these services. Contact them directly at the Copper Basin Campus (907-822-3673) or the Cordova Campus (907-424-7598) for scheduling.

Test Proctoring

PWSC Student Affairs provides proctored testing services to University of Alaska distance students, as well as to members of the community in need of an official proctored test site. UA Students can request PWSC as their testing site through their main campus’ eLearning sites:

If you are not a University of Alaska student, you must pay a proctor fee (see Proctoring Fees below).

It is the student’s responsibility to schedule a sufficient amount of time for their exams, and present receipt of payment at the time of testing.

Proctoring Fees

(Effective July 1, 2017)

  • Current Proctoring Fees

    Placement Tests

    • Accuplacer Writing: $18 exam fee (two tests)
    • Accuplacer Writing Retest Fee:  $10 per test
    • ALEKS® Math:  No fee

    Certification Exams

    • D.E.C. (Department of Environmental Conservation): $40 proctor fee (up to 3 hours)
      • Includes Wastewater Treatment, Pesticide, etc.
    • Maritime Certifications: $40 proctor fee
      • Includes Captain and Mate exams
    • Pearson VUE: Costs vary by exam
      • Pearson testing is proctored through Academic Affairs. Please contact Jay Stevens at 907-834-1617 or mjstevens2@alaska.edu.

    Admissions and Entrance Exams

    • Remote HESI (Health Education Systems, Inc.): $133 ($93 exam fee + $40 proctor fee)
      • Required for UAA A.A.S. Nursing Program Admission

    Proctoring Fees 

    Distance Exams within the University of Alaska System: No fee

    University Exams outside of the University of Alaska System: 

    • 0-3 hours: $40
    • Up to 4 hours: $55
    • Up to 5 hours: $75
    • Up to 6 hours: $90


    PWSC can proctor just about any exam!  If you need more information, please contact the Prince William Sound College Student Affairs Department at 907-834-1600 or email us at pwsc.testing@alaska.edu.


If you are a student or an instructor requesting a proctored exam for another university or certifying organization, please send requests and materials to pwsc.testing@alaska.edu for further consideration.  You can also call PWSC Student Affairs at 907-834-1600 for information and appointments.

Placement Testing

Before registering for classes, most new students and some returning students will need to complete Accuplacer and ALEKS® placement tests. The results will help your academic advisor place you in the most appropriate writing and math courses for your skill level.  These tests are not graded; they are solely an assessment tool.  Matching current skill level with the correct beginning courses in writing and mathematics will increase the likelihood of success as you begin your program of study.

*Please note that ALEKS® mathematics test scores are valid for one year.  Accuplacer writing scores do not expire.  However, we encourage students to retest if they have been out of school for a significant period a time.

Score Placement Charts

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