Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam Review

The Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE) and SLE-Quicktest (SLE-Q) were designed to assess students’ cognitive ability and aptitude for success in educational programs. The SLE and SLE-Q have been broadly recognized as the best predictors of academic success. As such, the SLE and SLE-Q are often used in student admissions for a multitude of educational programs. The SLE and SLE-Q help educational programs retain students, as well as improve graduation and job placement rates. Ultimately, the SLE and SLE-Q function to allow educational programs to provide consistently high-quality education to well-prepared students. Students will, in turn, be more successful in their programs; thus, reducing student loan debt and time to completion. 

How much does the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam cost?

The costs incurred for offering the Wonderlic SLE and SLE-Q will be absorbed by the college or educational institution through which you take the exam. This means sitting for the Wonderlic SLE or SLE-Q will not cost you anything out-of-pocket.    

Wonderlic Scholastic Level Study Guide and Flashcards

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Study Guide

What is the passing score for the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam?  

There is no standard passing score for the Wonderlic SLE or SLE-Q. The college to which you are applying will determine the passing score for the Wonderlic SLE or SLE-Q. Since passing score criteria vary widely across schools, check with your admissions counselor to ensure you meet all admissions requirements. In terms of score reports, you will receive a single page results report at the conclusion of the SLE and SLE-Q. Both versions of the test may also include program-specific score ranges, depending on your college and program.

What does the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam cover?

The Wonderlic SLE and SLE-Q can be taken either on paper or online, remotely or on-site at your intended educational institution. You can also take the SLE or SLE-Q individually or in a group setting. Contact your college to determine which setting will be best for you. Important to note is that the SLE-Q is a pretest that can be taken at home and is recommended prior to taking the SLE. The SLE-Q is not proctored, while the SLE is proctored (i.e., monitored by a test administrator).

Both tests are short and designed to be completed in under 15 minutes each. On the SLE, you will answer 50 questions in 12 minutes. On the SLE-Q, the pretest version of the exam, you will answer 30 questions in 8 minutes. In terms of content, the SLE and SLE-Q cover similar material as to what you might see on an IQ test or a basic skills assessment. Both tests will contain questions related to:

  • Reading comprehension
    • Vocabulary, grammar, sentence formation, and related questions
  • Mathematics skills
    • Algebra, number sense, common applications, and related questions
  • Basic reasoning
    • Common sense questions, word problems, and related questions

Test Preparation

The best means of guaranteeing you pass the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exams (SLE and SLE-Q) on your first attempt is to thoroughly prepare using the most comprehensive, reliable test preparation materials on the market.  Mometrix Test Preparation has included everything you need in the complete Wonderlic Secrets study guide. The Wonderlic Secrets study guide includes actual SLE and SLE-Q content, step-by-step video tutorials, and expert-written tips for reducing test anxiety, improving memory and recall, and passing the SLE-Q and SLE on your first attempt. In addition to the Wonderlic Secrets study guide is an in-depth Wonderlic Practice Test and a complete set of Wonderlic Test Flashcards. Get admitted to the educational program of your dreams: read the Wonderlic Secrets study guide, test your knowledge, skills, and abilities with the Wonderlic Practice Test and Wonderlic Test Flashcards, and pass the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exams on your first attempt.