Placement Testing

Accuplacer Placement Assessment, Advising, and Class Scheduling

Students who have been admitted to a program of study at EMCC are required to take the Accuplacer placement assessment. To ensure your academic success, EMCC uses the Accuplacer placement assessment to gather information about your academic skills in English and mathematics. The results of the assessment, used in conjunction with your academic background, goals, and interests will determine the courses you take during your first semester at EMCC.

Unless noted otherwise on your acceptance newsletter, you must attend a placement assessment, advising and class scheduling session. (If you have transfer credit or appropriate SAT scores, you may be exempt from taking the placement assessment or certain sections of it.) You should be prepared to spend up to three hours to complete this very important step in the enrollment process. Because class schedules are prepared on a first-come, first-served basis, students who complete this assessment early will have more choices and better scheduling options.

Based on the results of this assessment, you may be required to successfully complete math and/or English courses that are not part of your program curriculum. As a result, you may be required to extend the length of your program to better prepare for your pro-specific courses. This means that enrollment in your program-specific/technology courses may be delayed by as much as one year. Questions or concerns regarding this policy should be directed to the Admissions Office.

Schedule your Placement Assessment

On the date of your assessment, report to Maine Hall, Room 125 at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time. You must bring a photo ID. Late arrivals may be asked to reschedule. You will meet with an academic advisor after you take your placement assessment to discuss what your test scores mean and together, you and the advisor can create an educational pathway.

Placement Assessment Schedule

  • If you are requesting to test for another institution and you are NOT planning to enroll at EMCC, please indicate that in this field.

Services for Students with Disabilities

If you have a documented disability which requires accommodation, and you are completing your placement assessment at EMCC, you must fill out an  Accuplacer Accommodation Request Form and submit it to Liz Atkinson, Coordinator of Disability Services, and submit the form before the date of your placement assessment and advising session in order for us to make appropriate accommodations.

Click here to go to the Disability Services page for more information.


Placement Test Resources

ACCUPLACER Web-Based Study App (Free)

LearningExpress Library

Study Guide I for the Accuplacer Placement Test

Self-help Guide for Preparing for the Accuplacer

Accuplacer Sample Questions