Placement Testing

Accuplacer Placement Assessment, Advising, and Class Scheduling

In light of the disruption caused by COVID-19, Eastern Maine Community College has adopted a test-optional policy (Accuplacer/SAT/ACT) for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years.
To ensure your academic success at EMCC, advisors will use multiple measures to make placement recommendations for the chosen program of study, including 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. Pre-entrance exams are required for the Nursing and Medical Radiography programs only. Program-specific admission requirements can be found at

What do my test scores mean?

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 your program-specific courses. This means that enrollment in program-specific/technology courses may be delayed by as much as one year. Again, the sooner you take the exam, the sooner the College 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 requirements of the curriculum. If you change your program of study, course placement may change as well. Questions or concerns regarding this policy should be directed to the Admissions Office,

Where can I take the Accuplacer?

Until further notice, EMCC is administering all Accuplacer exams remotely using video-conferencing technology. In-person testing is not currently available. If the Admissions Office has requested that you take the Accuplacer exam, please email to request a test date.

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

Before the test, be sure to submit any SAT or ACT scores. You should also prepare for the test by using the following resources:

What should I expect on the day of the test?

Prior to the date of your remote test session, you will receive an email with a Zoom link and Accuplacer test voucher. On the day of your exam please join the Zoom meeting at least 5 minutes before the scheduled 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+


You should also prepare for the test by using the following resources:

Schedule your Placement Assessment

If you take this exam during open registration, an academic advisor will contact you upon completion of the exam to discuss what your test scores mean, and together, you and the advisor can create an educational pathway. If you take the exam outside of the open registration period, you are still advised to discuss your test scores with an academic advisor in order to discuss course scheduling options as well as options for remediation prior to the beginning of the semester in which you plan to enroll.

In light of the disruption caused by COVID-19, Eastern Maine Community College has adopted a test-optional status (Accuplacer/SAT/ACT) for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years.

Services for Students with Disabilities

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

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.