Assessment testing ensures that students have adequate preparation for college-level courses.

Assessment testing ensures that students have adequate preparation for college-level courses.

the outcome are acclimatized to guide students into appropriate classes. Students should have already applied to MCC before you take the test, and tests should be taken prior to registering for classes.

About the Assessment Testing Process

This technique comprises two possible sections. The first section is a computerized test called Accuplacer, where students are tested on mathematics, reading comprehension and either sentence skills or their level of English proficiency (LOEP). The section that is second the process Essay, provides a sample of each student’s writing. This one-hour essay that is timed mandatory for several students who place below English 101 regarding the English portion of the Accuplacer. The Challenge Essay is administered on a day separate through the Accuplacer.

Test Exemption

Students may request an English or math assessment test exemption form by submitting the following evidence to the Admissions office:

Exemption Criteria

GED ACT Transfer Credit SAT
English Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) with a score of 165-174 English score of 21 or maybe more, or ACT English and ACT Reading combined score of 47 or more College-level transfer credit approved by the Admissions office Appropriate SAT scores (see guidelines below)
Math Mathematical Reasoning (MR) with a score of 165-174 Math score of 18 or more College-level transfer credit approved by the Admissions office Appropriate SAT scores (see guidelines below)

When the exemption has been processed, the student needs to bring the signed off exemption with them into the actual test appointment.

Students that have completed the Accuplacer test at another college should bring their score are accountable to the Testing Center, SSC L131, and view the test administrator to see where those scores would put them at MCC.

Planning Your Visit

Although the Accuplacer test is untimed, the entire test (both the math and English portions) takes approx couple of hours to complete. For planning purposes, expect that you will be at Manchester Community College for around three hours. Please plan your work to your visit and school schedules to enable you to complete the test in a single sitting. Continue reading “Assessment testing ensures that students have adequate preparation for college-level courses.”