Accuplacer Placement Assessment

Testing and Class Scheduling

To ensure your academic success at EMCC, advisors will use multiple measures to make placement recommendations for the chosen program of study. These multiple measures include transcript evaluations, college-level experience, available test scores, your interests and academic goals, as well as recommendation letters if included. Additional placement assessments may be required prior to course registration.
An alternative pre-entrance exam is required for the Medical Radiography program (HESI exam). Program-specific admission requirements can be found at

What does “multiple measures” mean for my enrollment?

Based on the results of these multiple measures assessments, you may be required to successfully complete math and/or English courses that are not part of your program’s curriculum. As a result, you may be required to extend the length of your program to better prepare for program-specific coursework. This means that enrollment in program-specific/technology courses may be delayed by as much as one year.

If it is recommended that you take remedial courses, there may be things that you can do prior to your first semester.  The sooner you contact an advisor, the sooner they can assist you with remediation options; some of which could reduce or eliminate the need to take additional coursework or extend the length of your program; thus, saving you valuable time and money.

Further, recommendations for course placement vary depending on your program of study and the math and/or English requirements of the curriculum. Questions or concerns regarding this policy should be directed to the Admissions Office,

If the Admissions Office has requested that you take the Accuplacer assessment it is because the committee may feel that they do not have enough information to accurately place you in courses.

Where can I take the Accuplacer assessment?

EMCC is currently administering Accuplacer assessments in-person on campus OR (in extreme situations, by request) remotely using video-conferencing technology. 

What do I need to do before I take the assessment?

Before the assessment, make sure to submit any SAT or ACT scores if you have taken them within the last three years. Additionally, make sure the Admissions Office is aware of any AP or CLEP exams you may have passed, as well as any concurrent enrollment courses (college courses) you may have taken while in high school.

You should also prepare for the assessment by using any of the following FREE resources:

What should I expect on the day of the assessment?

Prior to the date of your in-person session:

You will receive an email confirmation. Unless otherwise specified, Accuplacer assessments are conducted in Room 310 on the third floor of Katahdin Hall.

Please be sure you have a valid photo ID with you.

Admissions requests you give a 24-hour notice if you need to reschedule.

Prior to the date of your remote session:

You will receive an email with a Zoom link and Accuplacer voucher. On the day of your exam, please join the Zoom meeting at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start time.

Be sure you have the recommended browser type and versions, operating system, working microphone and computer camera, and have downloaded the current version of Zoom.

Browser type and versions


PC: Internet Explorer 11+
Microsoft Edge 40+ / EdgeHTML 15+
Firefox 65+
Chrome 74.0+
Safari 11+
IOS Safari
Android Chrome
Platform (Operating system)


Windows 10
Mac OS X v10.7
Chrome OS
Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0+


Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0+


Please be sure you have a valid photo ID with you.

Scheduling Your Classes

Upon completion of the assessment, your proctor will discuss what your scores mean. Course scheduling options, as well as options for remediation prior to the beginning of the semester in which you plan to enroll, will be discussed as well. However, courses are scheduled by the EMCC Advising Department once the required online New Student Orientation course is completed. The Orientation course is scheduled once all enrollment requirements are met (ie immunization records).

Services for Students with Disabilities

If you have a documented disability that requires accommodations, and you are completing your placement assessment at EMCC, you must fill out an Accommodation Request Form before the date of your placement assessment session in order for us to make appropriate accommodations in time.

Click here to go to the Accessibility Services page for more information and to complete the online fillable form to request accommodations. There is no need to request accommodations for extended time since the Accuplacer is not a timed test.

Ready to Take the Accuplacer?

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