College Placement Test: All new students seeking a degree or certificate are required to take the College Placement Exam (ACCUPLACER) given by the Testing Center. This test is used to determine placement in college-level or developmental courses.
The current Accuplacer Placement Test parts include:
|Next Generation Arithmetic||Next Generation Reading|
|Next Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics||Next Generation Arithmetic|
|Next Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics|
If you took a placement test at another U.S. college or university in the last three years, the scores should be sent from that institution to the Testing Center at the Main Campus for evaluation. Click the “Contact Info/Testing Center Locations” tab for the Main Campus address. If the evaluation determines that a waiver can be granted, a Placement Test Waiver will be mailed to your address. Please allow up to 2 weeks from our receipt for the evaluation process.
Essex County College requires scores for the following sections unless waived:
- Reading Comprehension / Next Generation Reading
- Essay WritePlacer Essay
- Computation / Next Generation Arithmetic
- Elementary Algebra/Next Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics (QAS)
You will be expected to take all parts of the Accuplacer placement test unless you were granted a WAIVER from taking ALL or PARTS of the test. Make an appointment at www.registerblast.com/essex/exam/list. See the step-by-step instructions on making an appointment. Appointments are REQUIRED for placement testing. The initial placement test is free, but retesting requires the online payment of a Retesting Fee. Once you make an appointment, you will receive an immediate acknowledgement to the email address you provided for the appointment. You can also change your existing appointment by clicking on the link for “How to Reschedule” in RegisterBlast.com. Prepare for the exam by clicking on the links here under “Useful Test Taking Resources”. Good Luck!
If you require Special Accommodations or are Differently abled, please FIRST consult with Maria Mercado at the Office of Disabilities Services in the Office of Student Development and Counseling at the Main Campus BEFORE making an appointment for testing. The Coordinator of Disability Services offers an opportunity to self-identify and to discuss your needs.Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-877-3071.