Testing Center

The Testing Center at Northwest Indian College provides all incoming students with placement exams as well as offering placement services to the general public.

Compass Placement services are offered through the Testing Center at Northwest Indian College. At the main campus, located in Bellingham WA, students can register to take remote exams for other host institutions.

For more information, please contact the Testing Center by calling
(360) 392-4303 or email testing@nwic.edu


The Testing Center is a certified Pearson VUE testing center. For more information on the services that we can offer as  Pearson VUE testing center please visit http://www.pearsonvue.com/

As an approved Pearson VUE testing center all Pearson VUE exams are scheduled and paid from through the Pearson VUE website http://www.pearsonvue.com/

Please note that GED test scheduling and payment is no longer handled through Northwest Indian College and is handled exclusively through Pearson VUE as the exam is now delivered digitally.  For more GED Information please visit https://ged.com/

NWIC offered Adult Basic Education assistance. You can find further information through the GED portal once you create a profile at https://ged.com/ or you can contact NWIC directly.

Northwest Indian College no longer has access to student GED files. Please direct questions regarding transcripts and copies of certificates to the following link

Third party inquiries please follow this link to confirm a students GED standing

Cost and payment options for non-NWIC compass students

Running Start students will have to visit accounting in building #9 to pay a $4.00 fee for taking the Running Start eligibility Compass placement package

Students wishing to take a Compass test for another institution are more than welcome to do so at NWIC. Be sure to make your remote testing appointment through your host institution and contact NWIC to make your appointment. There is a $35.00 fee.

Payable in the NWIC accounting office located in building 9 with cash, check, or card.

Card payments may be called in at (360) 676-2772 and asking for accounting.
If you are running late to you testing appointment please contact the testing center via telephone or email to inform the Testing staff. Any appointments that are more than 15 minutes late are considered forfeited.
If you need to reschedule please contact Testing Center staff to adjust your appointment.
The Testing Center is located in the Center for Student Success, building #17, on Northwest Indian College’s main campus in Bellingham WA.