Testing & Assessment
Regular Testing Hours
Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.* and Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.*
*Please note that the last testing appointment is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and the last testing appointment is scheduled to begin at noon on Friday.
The Testing Center is located on the Council Bluffs Campus on the second floor of the Student Center. Check in at the front desk of the Academic Success Office.
To get questions answered, schedule a testing appointment, or cancel a testing appointment, please contact us at 1.800.432.5852, ext. 3277 or 712.325.3277 or [email protected].
- Distance Education – Take E-college and Distance Learning Exams
- TEAS - Test of Essential Academic Skills (Practical Nursing only)
- CLEP – Earn college credit for qualifying test scores
- Dental Exams – Meet state dental assisting and dental hygiene requirements
- Nation-wide Assessments – Learn more about ACT
If you need special accommodations for testing, contact the Office of Student Assistance at 712.325.3399.
More information about Credit for Prior Learning
Proctor services are available for students who take tests for online or distance education courses, including E-College. This service is free to Iowa Western students; a $20 fee will be charged for non-Iowa Western students.
The ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Assessment measures a student's general knowledge in various content areas. Performance on the TEAS indicates a student's readiness to begin a course of healthcare studies and is a predictive measure of success. Students applying to the Practical Nursing program must take the TEAS assessment. TEAS Information
The College-Level Examination Program allows students to receive college credit by earning qualifying scores on any one or more of the CLEP examinations. Iowa Western students can earn up to 20 hours of college credit through CLEP exams. The tests are computer-based and students receive results immediately. The only exception is the College Composition exam that includes an essay. Those results will be mailed to the student within six weeks of the test date. All CLEP exams are 90 minutes long. Students must create an account at clep.collegeboard.org. Students will pay the $80 exam fee on this website using their login information. Students will also pay the $30 administration fee for the CLEP exam with Iowa Western's cashier prior to taking the exam. For more information on which exams are available, please review CLEP Examinations at Iowa Western Community College.
Iowa Western offers the following tests for the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners:
- Dental Assistance Iowa Jurisprudence
- Dental Assistant Infection Control & Hazardous Materials
- Dental Hygiene Iowa Jurisprudence
- Dental Iowa Jurisprudence
Each exam is one hour long and costs $20. For more information visit the website at http://www.state.ia.us/dentalboard/.
Iowa Western offers the following nation-wide assessment at scheduled times throughout the year. The ACT is not administered in our testing center, but is administered on campus. For specific dates and registration information, click on the link to ACT.
ACT – College entrance examination- www.act.org