Providing the Right Fit of Classes for You
The Academic Placement & Testing Center uses a placement test, ACCUPLACER, which will help to accurately place you in the appropriate English, writing, and math classes to ensure your success. However, you may be exempt from taking the placement exam.
Exemptions from taking ACCUPLACER
At Northern Essex Community College, the following multiple measures may exempt you from the full or partial ACCUPLACER College Placement Test (CPT).
You Need to Take the ACCUPLACER
-If you enroll in a degree or certificate program
-If you enroll in any math, developmental reading, or English Composition I course
-Before you complete six credits
-If you are not exempt from taking ACCUPLACER
This is not a pass/fail test, but you want to do your best as you will be placed in courses according to your results. No appointment is necessary to take the ACCUPLACER (unless you need learning accommodations) and you will want to allow three hours to complete the entire assessment.
Request ACCUPLACER Scores
Go to the Accuplacer College Board to request your scores. If you would like the Academic Placement & Testing Center to retrieve your Accuplacer Individual Score Report (ISR) and send it to another institution, fill out the Request to have Accuplacer Scores Released Form and pay the $25.00 processing fee on our FlexReg online payment system.
For information on other testing services, including Health Profession TEAS and Fundamentals exams, GED/HiSET testing, Certification exams, and more, visit Testing Services.
For information on how you can earn credit for prior learning, including CLEP/DSST, Language Proficiency and Challenge exams, Credential evaluations, Portfolio Reviews and Military evaluations, visit Credit for Prior Learning.