HOBET Testing (Fort Steilacoom Center only)
The Health Occupations Basic Evaluations Test (HOBET) is required for admission to Pierce College's veterinary technology program. It is offered in computerized formats only. There is a $30 fee (non-refundable). To schedule an appointment, call 253-964-6521.
TOEFL (Fort Steilacoom Center only)
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is offered to Pierce College students and the public. This test is useful for a number of programs, including Pierce College's Intensive English program for international students. There is a $190 registration fee payable through TOEFL. Photo identification is required. For more information, call 253-964-6521 or visit the TOEFL website.
Kaplan Nursing Entrance Exam (Puyallup Center only)
Testing may begin Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m and Friday 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Allow yourself at least three hours for the exam. Please call the Testing Center at 253-840-8343 to schedule an appointment for testing. The cost is $25 payable at the Cashier's Office and you must present valid photo identification. The test must be taken within one year of the application date and only one retake is allowed. The cost of a retake is $25. For more information, see the Nursing Department website.
Faculty Make-Up Exams
If you are unable to take an exam at the time it was given by the instructor, you may be able to make it up at the Testing Center by appointment. Arrangements for the test to be taken in the Testing Center must be made with your instructor. Photo identification is required to complete a make-up exam.
Students using any of the eLearning options at Pierce College may take their exams by appointment at the Testing Center. Photo identification is required. For more information, call Fort Steilacoom Testing Center at 253-964-6521 or Puyallup at 253-840-8343.
Students from other academic institutions or businesses may take non-Pierce College exams at the Testing Center. These proctor exams can be online or paper-based. There is a $25 fee per exam (non-refundable). To schedule an appointment to take a proctor exam, call Fort Steilacoom Testing Center at 253-964-6521 or Puyallup at 253-840-8343.
Credit by Examination
You can challenge selected Pierce College courses by submitting a Credit by Examination application (available in the Testing Center). There is a $30 per credit (non-refundable) fee for the exam. Photo identification is required. For more information, call Fort Steilacoom Testing Center at 253-964-6521 or Puyallup at 253-840-8343.