UPDATE JULY 2021: In place of placement testing and to afford students the quickest path for placement and starting classes, ECC now offers Placement Test Waivers. Prospective students can submit transcripts that contain English and Math course grades or test results for evaluation. Please review the Multiple/Alternative Measures Guidelines to see which eligible documents (in PDF format) you can submit for possible Placement Test Waivers.

These Guidelines include assessing a student’s:

  • U.S. High School Transcripts
  • CLEP exam scores
  • AP exam scores and course grades
  • SAT/PSAT and ACT exam scores
  • GED exams
  • IELTS exams
  • TOEFL exams
  • PTE exams

After reviewing the Guidelines, submit all eligible documents to [email protected]

Please ensure the email includes the student’s: First Name, Last Name, and ECC Student ID Number

Once the documentation has been reviewed and the appropriate waiver(s) issued, students will receive information on proceeding to Advisement and Registration. The Test Waiver process is faster than arranging to placement test.

If a placement test is required, students can make an appointment at www.registerblast.com/essex/exam/list.


If you took a Accuplacer placement test at another U.S. college or university in the last three years, the complete score report should be sent from that institution to the Testing Center at the Main Campus for evaluation. Click the “Contact Info/Testing Center Locations” tab below for the Main Campus address.

Useful Test Taking Resources: