Transfers, Testing & Placement

Transfer Information

Transfer advising is available for all students interested in transferring to or from NWIC. Please make an appointment with an advisor to:

  • Explore and visit major universities.
  • Be assisted with the application and admission processes.
  • Discuss the personal statement and other writing requirements of the application process.

Transfer Checklist

This checklist will assist you with finding dates and deadlines, writing a personal statement, and the general transfer process.

WWU and NWIC Transfer Scholarship Application

Testing and Placement

All new students attending NWIC are required to complete the COMPASS (Computer-Adaptive Placement Assessment and Support System) test in order to assist in the selection of courses appropriate to the student’s academic ability. The results of the COMPASS test also assist student advisors in the selection of courses appropriate to the student’s academic ability.

Adult Basic Education students working towards their GED diplomas, either at NWIC or from other institutions, can also be tested at the Testing Center. Technological upgrades, changes to the GED fee structure and deadlines are fast approaching. Please contact the Testing Center for the most up to date information. Testing is offered weekly and available by appointment. The Northwest Indian College Testing Service is located in the Student Services building on the Lummi Campus. Call or e-mail: The Testing Center, (360) 392-4303. To learn more about Adult Basic Education and preparing for the GED, contact instructor at Khumphreys@nwic.edu360-390-4262 or stop by the Learning Assistance Center (Bldg. 3) on the Lummi Campus.

For more information about the GED test or if you believe you would benefit from testing accommodations please visit:  http://www.sbctc.edu/becoming-a-student/basic-education/ged-students.aspx