Accuplacer Placement Assessment

Testing, 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 2021-2022 as well as 2022-2023 academic years.
Please CLICK HERE to schedule a date to take the exam.
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.
Alternative pre-entrance exams are 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 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 exam?

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

EMCC is currently administering Accuplacer exams in-person on campus (masks and social distancing protocols apply) OR remotely using video-conferencing technology. Please CLICK HERE to schedule a date to take the exam. (Note the location as some dates are in-person and some are virtual.)

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

Before the exam, 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 test by using the following FREE 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 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+


Prior to the date of your in-person test session:

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

On the day of your exam, please be sure you have a valid photo ID available.

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

Scheduling Your Classes

Upon completion of the exam, your proctor will discuss what your test scores mean. During open registration, you and an advisor can create an educational pathway together. 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.

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.