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As part of the placement process, you will take an English Guided Self-Placement (GSP) and a Mathematics Guided Self-Placement (GSP) to complete your academic assessment. Placement is offered online, in person at the Haverhill Campus, and in person at the Lawrence Campus.  Before completing your academic assessment, click here to see if you may be waived. 

You must have a NECC ID number to take the academic assessment. If you have not applied to NECC, click here to follow the enrollment process. Once you receive your NECC ID number, you can take the academic assessment.  

Online Guided Self-Placement (GSP) Information:

Use the Google Web Browser and only take each GSP once!  

  • The goal of the English GSP is to offer you the opportunity to choose an informed educational path. You will be asked questions about your past educational and English language experience and your future goals. Your responses will take you to relevant resources or additional questions leading you to your next steps.
  • The goal of the Math GSP is to provide you with the opportunity to choose the mathematics course that best fits your skill level and academic needs. You will self-evaluate your mathematics background, algebraic abilities, and confidence in math.
  • Google Translate is available by clicking on the 3 dots at the top right corner of the screen and from the drop-down menu click Translate, or right-click on the screen and click Translate. If you need assistance, ask your proctor.
  • If you have technical issues, please email testing@necc.mass.edu or call 978-556-3448 and a staff member will assist you.

Instructions to take the GSP Online:

  1. Click English Guided Self-Placement (GSP). Be sure to click Submit once you select your placement.
  2. Once the English GSP is completed click Placement Schedule or click on the Tab in your web browser to bring you back to Placement Schedule.
  3. Click Mathematics Guided Self-Placement (GSP). Be sure to click Save my response, click View Results, and X out.

You may need to take an additional ELL assessment. You will be contacted if this is necessary.

Important Points:

  • You only need to take the English GSP and the Math GSP once.
  • The GSP is untimed so take your time, read the questions thoroughly, and answer them honestly and to the best of your ability to ensure appropriate course placement.
  • Be sure to click Next to go to the next page. You can click Back to review or change your self-placement before clicking Submit.
  • If you are prompted with a Microsoft Sign in screen, do NOT enter your emails or create an account. X out of the screen.

Upon completion of the English GSP and the Math GSP, your placements will be entered in our college-wide system within 2 business days and your next step will be to complete Orientation, if you have not done so.  Once Orientation is complete you will be contacted to set up an appointment to meet with an advisor to go over your placements and register for classes.

In Person Placement Schedule:

    The Placement Schedule is subject to change. Be sure to look at Schedule Exceptions!

    Placement is not available when the college is closed.  There are a few ways to find out whether the college is closed:

    Haverhill Campus walk-in schedule at the Academic Placement & Testing Center in Haverhill at 100 Elliott St., Haverhill, MA  01830, Technology Center, Room TC122 is Monday-Friday starting at 9:00 AM up until 3:00 PM, no appointment is necessary.

    • Schedule ExceptionsNo placement on May 27, June 19, July 4, and September 2, 2024.

    Lawrence Campus walk-in schedule at the Academic Placement & Testing Center in Lawrence at 45 Franklin St., Lawrence, MA  01840, Dimitry Building, Room L135 is Monday-Friday starting at 9:00 AM up until 3:00 PM, no appointment is necessary.

    • Schedule Exceptions: No placement on May 24, 27, 31, June 19, July 4, and September 2, 2024.
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