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.
If you took a placement test at another New Jersey college in the last three years, the scores should be sent to the Enrollment Services Express Center for evaluation. 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)
If you are NOT EXEMPT from taking the Accuplacer placement 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!