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Placement Testing

During this COVID-19 epidemic, Gateway is now operating fully online. If you need placement testing in order to enroll at Gateway, we are currently offering two online options for EdReady testing. live, virtually proctored testing option.

  • Online with Proctored Assistance: This option will require you to logon at a specific time for you to complete your test during a proctored session. Your assigned college test proctor will contact you prior to your appointment and give you instructions for logging on. You must have both working audio and video capabilities to complete this type of testing appointment. Live assistance will be available to help you with any difficulties that might arise.
  • Online without Proctored Assistance: This testing appointment you will be sent written instructions that you will follow to complete your test session.  You will be assigned a test date and window of time in to complete your testing without assistance. Technical assistance will be available by email, but not an immediate response. 

What does this mean?

If you have applied to the college and have a computer and high-speed internet access, you might be able to complete this part of the enrollment process at home. A test proctor will be available for help during designated sessions while you take the test on your own computer.

What do I need in order to be able to test at home?

  • Desktop or laptop computer (the test can not be taken on a mobile device at this time).
    • Operating System:
      • Microsoft Windows 8.1 or higher OR
      • MAC OSX v.10.12 (Sierra) or higher
    • Browser:
      • Internet Explorer 11.0 or Edge, Mozilla Firefox 65.0 or later, Google Chrome 73 or later, Safari 10.1 or later
  • High-speed Internet is mandatory
  • Working audio and video
  • Valid photo ID
  • Scientific calculator (for the math test)

How will this work?

Register for EdReady by visiting this link.

 

EdReady User Guide for Gateway Students

Provide the info requested to register and choose your date from the available list. Please be sure you list a working email address because it will be used to send you the login instructions that you will need to enter the live, proctored test session.

You will receive an email with the instructions for when to logon and begin your testing session.


 

At Gateway, we want to make sure you are enrolled in the right classes. If you don’t have ACT, SAT, High School GPA, KYOTE, or TABE A scores, we use EdReady to determine your readiness. For example, we’ll make sure you don’t start with intermediate algebra if your math scores say calculus.

EdReady is not a test! It is a program that lets you assess your readiness for college in math and English. Once you schedule and complete your assessment, you’re on the path to get enrolled!  No matter what your EdReady results are, we are here to help. If at any time you have questions regarding your EdReady study path, please contact Amy Calves

Schedule EdReady here

Gateway accepts ACT, EdReady Diagnostic and EdReady Study Path, High School GPA, GED College Readiness, SAT, Accuplacer, KYOTE, TABE 9/10-A and Wonderlic for admission. If you do not have test scores to submit from the above list, please schedule an EdReady test with Gateway.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (859) 441-4500 and press zero.