Most degree and certificate seeking applicants to Nassau Community College are required to take a placement test prior to registering for courses. An entering student must demonstrate readiness to learn the course material successfully and that's why you're asked to take the ACCUPLACER (or Placement Test) test at NCC. For detailed information regarding Placement Test requirements please see our current College Catalog. Information about scheduling a placement test will be sent to the email address you provided on your application.
PHOTO ID is required to Test.
Review basic concepts for the Accuplacer test?
Students should prepare for the Accuplacer test as they would any other exam so that they are accurately placed in a class that is appropriate for their academic skills.
For Accuplacer sample questions, please click here.
Math Review Reading Review English Review
Can I be waived from a placement test?
If applicants have taken the SAT or ACT, they should submit their scores to the Office of Admissions. To be exempt from the Accuplacer test, you must have the following scores:
SAT Reading 550 ACT Reading 24
SAT Math 550 ACT Math 24
SAT English 540 ACT English 24
Transfer students who have completed a course equivalent to Nassau's English Composition I [ENG 101] and/or a math course equivalent to Nassau's MAT 109 [College Algebra & Trigonometry], or higher, with grades of “C” or better, will be exempt from placement testing. Please submit an official transcript to the Office of Admissions.
Please contact the Placement Testing Office at 516.572.7780 if you have any questions.
Note: Before you can schedule a placement test you must submit your NCC application, the $50.00 application fee, and a copy of your high school or college transcript.
Special testing is available for students with disabilities. If you have a learning, physical, psychological, hearing, visual and/or medical disability and need special assistance or accommodations please contact the Center for Students with Disabilities for more information.
When English is not a student's primary language, then an ESL test is given. For more information regarding ESL Placement Testing, please e-mail your questions to Hector Fortuna at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 516.573.0172 or 516.573.0171