Minimum Prerequisites

You may meet these prerequisite requirements with classes taken at Bellevue College, by Equivalency, or by permission of the Program Chair.

A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is required with a minimum of 2.0 in the following prerequisites.

Biology (within last five years)

– AND –


Math (within last five years)

– OR –


Compass e-Write:

**Beginning December 1st, Compass e-Write will be replaced with WriterPlacer.  Minimum passing score will be 4.

Must pass with a score of 8 or better in order to be considered for the NDT Program.

Pre-registration is not required. Here are the steps for taking the test:

  • View the available test sessions on the eWrite test schedule and select a day and time that work for you.
  • Go to the Assessment Office by the time of the session you want to test (must arrive on time).
  • Bring a valid photo ID and your BC student ID number. If you do not have a BC number, bring your social security number.
  • Register and pay for the test at the Assessment Office before taking the test. We only accept check, debit or credit card. If you do not have a BC student ID number, you must pay by debit or credit card.
  • Allow one hour and 30 minutes to complete the test (including the time for checking in and out).

Click here for more information regarding the Compass e-Write.


  • You must arrive on time for the session you want to test. You won’t not be admitted to the test room if you arrive late.
  • Due to limited seat availability, examinees are accepted on a first come first serve basis.
  • You may only take this test one time per year.

Last Updated October 24, 2016