The Testing Center is closed for ON-CAMPUS testing during the COVID-19 related executive order from the NJ Governor. While we are closed for ON-CAMPUS testing, we are currently only offering REMOTE testing for students that need testing services.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT IN REGISTERBLAST AT THIS TIME.
INSTEAD, SEND AN EMAIL TO THE TESTING CENTER AT firstname.lastname@example.org inquiring about the procedure for Remote Placement Testing. We will send you further instructions on next steps.
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)
Students will be expected to take all parts of the Accuplacer placement test, if needed, unless they were granted a WAIVER from taking ALL or PARTS of the test. Exemptions from testing and test Waivers can be granted based on submitting proper documentation of established measurements.
The process to request a placement test OR to submit an application for a possible waiver has been combined into a single form. Please complete the online form found under the tab “Test Requests and Exemptions/Waivers”.
NOTE: Appointments CANNOT BE MADE on the RegisterBlast web site at this time. The initial placement test is free, but retesting requires the online payment of a Retesting Fee. Please contact the Testing Center by email to find out what is the current Retest/Testout policy.
Once the placement test has been completed OR a full waiver has been granted, an email about next steps will be sent to the student. New students will usually make an appointment with an Academic Advisor to assist them with registering for the upcoming semester.
Prepare for the exam by clicking on the links hereunder “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: email@example.com or 973-877-3071.
Useful Test Taking Resources:
- What’s on the Tests
- Sample Accuplacer Test Questions (WritePlacer, Arithmetic, QAS, Reading)
- Sample ESL WritePlacer Test Questions
- WritePlacer Prewriting
- themathleague.com (click on Mathematics help facility)
- math2.org or