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). Assessment Waivers – Information for Students.
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
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, complete the Request to have ACCUPLACER Scores Released form and pay the non-refundable $25.00 processing fee on our Destiny One online payment system, or mail-in a money order, made payable to NECC, for $25.00 to Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill, MA 01830, Attn: Donna Felisberto.
Request ACCUPLACER Testing for another Institution
Testing is available at NECC for students that would like to request to take ACCUPLACER at NECC for another educational institution they plan on attending. If you would like to request this service, complete the Request for ACCUPLACER Testing for another Institution form and pay the non-refundable $25.00 fee on our Destiny One online payment system or mail-in a money order, made payable to NECC, for $25.00 to Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill, MA 01830, Attn: Donna Felisberto.
This service is for non-NECC students. If you are a new or returning NECC students needing to take ACCUPLACER for NECC do not complete this form. If you are attending NECC and need to test, click here.
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.