Placement Testing

TAILWIND-Placement Exams

Where: Student Success Center, Gateway 350, 3rd floor

What: The exam is given on a computer in the testing lab. The Tailwind exam includes two portions: English and Math.  It is not a pass/fail type of exam. Your scores are part of your placement profile which allows us to place you in the most appropriate English and math classes for your skill level and major. Do not guess on answers for math or English. You are not penalized for wrong answers.

How long: The exam takes up to three (3) hours—1.5 hours per each section. We recommend a break between the two tests. You may want to take one test on one day and take the second on the next day.

Cost: $8.00 each (Math or English) or $16.00 for both.

Bring with you: Photo ID and a valid Social Security Number.

Not allowed in testing lab: Electronic devices, watches, handheld calculators, hats, hoodies, coats, food, or drinks. The Student Success Center has a secure location for small personal items to be stored during testing.

What to expect: You will be provided with scratch paper, and a calculator is built into the exam.

Accommodations: Must be requested 5 days ahead of time via Student Success Center at 307-268-2089.

 

For Math placement questions, please contact Claudia Stewart

For English placement questions, please contact Jill Hughes.

Placement Testing Schedule

Walk-ins

Please check the calendar for available walk-in  or evening appointment testing times by clicking on the red wording below:

Tailwind Practice Booklets

Practice exams and demos can be found at the following links:

Non-credit classes and practice modules available at: