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Admissions Advising & Career Center
Great Basin College
Phone: 775-753-2311


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Placement Testing

All degree-seeking students should plan to enroll in mathematics and English every semester until they have completed at least one college-level (course number 100 or higher) math and English class. Studies consistently show that students who complete their English and math classes quickly, and in a continuous fashion, are more likely to graduate.

All developmental math and English classes (course number below 100) must be completed prior to the completion of 30 college-level credits unless otherwise authorized by the institution.

All associate and baccalaureate degree programs at GBC entail college-level English and mathematics courses. Enrollment in these courses requires one of the following:

  • Qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT.
  • Qualifying scores on a GBC-administered Accuplacer test (CPT).
  • Successful completion of developmental courses. Scores from placement tests above determine which developmental courses may be required, if any. For details, consult the Placement Testing section of the GBC catalog or your adviser.

If you have taken a placement test, you can obtain a quick evaluation of your test scores by filling in the GBC Quick Start form.

Free Accuplacer Placement Testing at GBC

If you have not taken the ACT or SAT prior to enrolling, GBC offers free Accuplacer testing.

You may take the test, without an appointment, at the GBC Academic Success Center on the Elko Campus or at your nearest GBC Center. Taking both the Math and English sections of the placement test requires two hours; so please arrive in time to complete the test. Hours are published for each location on the linked web pages.

To work on some free sample questions, click here. For more information about the test, please consult the College Board website.

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Admissions Advising & Career Center
Great Basin College
Phone: 775-753-2311

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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