Prior to registering for courses, an entering student must demonstrate readiness to learn the course material successfully. That's why you are being asked to take the ACCUPLACER test at NCC. The results will help determine what courses you may take at NCC. We strongly encourage students to review before testing. In addition we recommend students test when they are well-rested. Students taking the math, reading and English test should expect to spend about 2 1/2 hours here. Photo ID is required to test.
An ESL test is given to students whose native language is not English. Please call 516.573.0172 for more information or email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Placement Test is called ACCUPLACER. You take the ACCUPLACER test on a computer. The essay part of the test has a one hour time limit. The reading and math tests are multiple choice, and are un-timed. The test instructions are easy to understand. A test administrator will always be present to help you. Although the test is administered on a computer, no previous experience with computers is necessary. However, it is advisable that you familiarize yourself with using a computer and keyboard. 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.
You cannot "pass" or "fail" the Placement Test. However, to make sure that test scores accurately represent your skill levels, we strongly encourage you to review basic concepts in reading, grammar, arithmetic and algebra before taking the Placement Test. You may also try reviewing a GED or SAT review book, available at local bookstores and public libraries, to refresh your basic skills.
For more sample questions click on the English Test, Math Test, or Reading Comprehension Test in the menu on the left.
Placement Test scores serve as a beginning step in the advisement and registration process. After you complete your test, you will receive information indicating where and when you should go for your advisement and registration process.
Students who do not have a government issued photo ID can obtain a New York State non-driver photo ID card from the Office of Motor Vehicles.
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