Placement Assessment & Educational Planning | Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, Pennsylvania

Placement Assessment & Educational Planning

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New students are invited to schedule their placement assessment and educational planning session as soon as:

  • The Application for Admission is complete. 
  • Admissions receives the following documents as applicable: High school transcript, GED scores, SAT or ACT scores and college transcripts. 

Placement assessment includes review of the following:

  • We are updating our placement assessment to better serve our student. Please check back for details. 

The educational planning session includes:

  • Discussion of the student's life goals, an overview of academic programs and placement into courses based on the above academic criteria
  • Registration for classes in the upcoming semester
  • New students will also be provided important information about the college website, student portal, payment options, college store and campus resources.


  • Students who have an associate or bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university may be exempt from the math skill checks upon receipt of college transcripts.
  • Transfer students may also be exempt from the skills checks upon receipt of college transcripts that validate satisfactory completion of prerequisites in mathematics.
  • Students not seeking a degree are required to take the math skills check after the completion of 12 credits in order to continue their enrollment.

Preparing for your session

  • Be sure that your high school transcript, GED score, SAT/ACT score report and, if applicable, college transcript is received by admissions before scheduling your Placement Assessment and Educational Planning Session.
  • Students are encouraged to prepare for the math skills check by reviewing the following math concepts and study resource:

We are updating our placement assessment to better serve our student. Please check back for details.    

  • Review the most current program information for your career path by viewing the College Catalog.



Students who require accommodations due to a disability should call 724-925-4000, extension 3053, to discuss specific needs.

Placement Assessment Appointment Checklist

  • Submit a Westmoreland Application for Admission online. 
  • Submit official high school or GED transcripts.
  • Submit SAT/ACT scores

Schedule the date, time, and location for a Placement Assessment and Educational Planning Session. These are done year round.

  • Youngwood 724-925-6893
  • Murrysville 724-327-8090
  • Fayette 724-437-3512
  • Indiana County 724-357-1404
  • Latrobe 724-539-3390
  • New Kensington 724-335-8110
  • Or email 

Students who have a documented disability and require accommodations for testing, contact Lauren Eicher, counselor-Disability & Student Behavioral Intervention Services, at 724-925.4000,-ext. 3053 or

You may arrive about 15-30 minutes early to obtain your Westmoreland Student Photo ID card. Students with appointments at an education center may get their student ID there.

Please present a current issued photo ID card such as driver’s license, state non-driver’s license photo ID, high school photo ID, other college photo ID, passport, etc.

Your Westmoreland student ID card

2 pencils

Information on the college & major to which you plan to transfer (if applicable)

Your college portal username and password

Important Parent/Guardian information

Parents/guardians are not permitted in the room with pathways advisors during the educational planning/advising session.

We recognize this may be somewhat uncomfortable or difficult for some parents/guardians. In an effort to accommodate all needs, we recommend that you review the following information with your student prior to their visit with a pathways advisor to ensure all questions/concerns are addressed at that time:

  • Learn what to expect and how to prepare for course placement by reviewing this webpage.
  • Review the Placement Assessment Appointment Checklist (see below) and Quick Guide for New Students.
  • Read about his/her chosen academic program in the current College Catalog online.  Students who have not declared an academic program will schedule classes under the Associate of Arts degree program until such time.
  • Log onto the MyWestmoreland Portal and begin exploring the student e-mail account and Student Planning.  
  • Discuss class preferences prior to their visit—days/times, education center, course delivery method (traditional classroom setting, online, blended, hybrid, etc.), types of courses (dependent on placement and program requirements), etc.
  • Make certain the student brings his/her username and password for the portal as well as all questions/concerns that need to be addressed.
  • The student should be prepared to take detailed notes about the information covered with the pathways advisor.