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Testing Services

Prospective Washburn Tech students must take certain tests to be considered for admission. You will be required to take the ACT WorkKeys Applied Mathematics and Reading for Information tests and meet score requirements for your chosen program. Washburn Tech strictly enforces ACT WorkKeys policies.

Testing sessions are offered regularly throughout the year on our campus. Click here to discover which testing date works for you. To schedule a test date, please contact Washburn Tech's Main Office at 785.670.2010.


Reservations are required for testing or retesting. Other requirements include:

  • Pay the testing fee
  • Photo ID must be presented at test check-in. In accordance with ACT regulations, if you do not have a photo ID, then you will not be allowed to test.
  • No cell phones are allowed. Other electronics such as wrist watches with alarms and pagers are also prohibited. If an electronic device goes off during the assessment, that individual’s test is voided and the testing fee will not be refunded.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the testing center.
  • ADA accommodations must be requested in advance. Please contact the Testing Coordinator for ADA procedures. Click here to see accommodation guidelines.

What To Expect

ACT WorkKeys is testing administered online. Testing center doors open at the scheduled test time and lock 15 minutes after report time. No one is admitted after the doors lock. Other information includes:

  • Washburn Tech provides calculators, scratch paper and pencils
  • Allow 2.5 hours if taking both the math and reading tests; 55 minutes are allowed for each test; a timer will be visible on your computer screen; you may take a short break between tests if desired
  • You will complete a short demographic section


A fee is associated with each test. Testing fees are non-refundable. Only one test cancellation/reschedule will be allowed. If a student cancels more than once, the student will need to repay the full cost of the test.

  • $10 per test
  • $10 per re-test

Test Preparation

ACT WorkKeys preparation booklets are available for Applied Mathematics and Reading for Information at Washburn Tech’s main office. Test preparation booklets are $7 each. ACT WorkKeys has online practice questions and practice tests, but a fee might be associated.

What If I Don’t Get the Score I Need? 

Each program has minimum WorkKeys admission standards. You may retest if you need to improve your score. However, ACT recommends waiting 30 days before retesting if no intervention, training or tutoring has occurred.