About the Assessment Testing Process
This process comprises two possible sections. The first section is a computerized test called Accuplacer, where students are tested on mathematics, reading comprehension and either sentence skills or their level of English proficiency (LOEP). The second section, the Challenge Essay, provides a sample of each student’s writing. This one-hour timed essay is mandatory for all students who place below English 101 on the English portion of the Accuplacer. The Challenge Essay is administered on a day separate from the Accuplacer.
Math Exemption Criteria:
- GED: Mathematical Reasoning (MR) with a score of 165-174
- ACT Math score of 18 or higher
- College-level transfer credit approved by the Admissions office
- Appropriate SAT scores (see guidelines below)
|Old SAT scores (taken before March 2016):||New SAT scores (taken March 2016-present):|
|Critical Reading/Writing: ≥450 for ENG*101||Reading Test: ≥25 for ENG*101|
|Math: ≥500 for MAT*109, 138||Writing & Language Test: ≥26 for ENG*101|
|Math: ≥530 for 146, 148, 158, 165, 172||Math: ≥530 for MAT*109, 138|
|Math: ≥550 for MAT*185, MAT*186||Math: ≥570 for MAT*146, 148, 158, 165, 172|
|Math: ≥650 for MAT*254||Math: ≥620 for MAT*185, MAT*186|
|Math: ≥670 for MAT*254|
Once the exemption has been processed, the student needs to bring the signed off exemption with them to the actual test appointment.
Students who have completed the Accuplacer test at another college should bring their score report to the Testing Center, SSC L131, and see the test administrator to see where those scores would place them at MCC.
Planning Your Visit
While the Accuplacer test is untimed, the entire test (both the math and English portions) takes approximately two hours to complete. For planning purposes, expect that you will be at Manchester Community College for around three hours. Please plan your visit with your work and school schedules so that you can complete the test in one sitting.
Adjustments for Students with Disabilities
You must provide documentation that supports your need for adjustments prior to scheduling the assessment test in the Testing Center. No adjustments will be made without this information. When making your request, please keep in mind that this is an untimed test. Students with LD, ADD or Autism Spectrum Disorders should submit information (WAIS, achievement testing) to Gail Stanton. Students with physical or psychological disabilities should submit medical records to Joseph Navarra. To schedule an appointment to discuss your need for adjustments, please call 860-512-3590.
Scheduling Your Test
If you need to schedule a new appointment, cancel or reschedule an existing appointment, click the appropriate button below.
Important: Students must bring their Banner student ID number and a photo ID to the test session.
The mission of the Testing Center is to provide comprehensive testing services to students, staff and community members. To this end, the center provides a comprehensive and wide range of testing services, as well as a full range of accommodations for students needing disability accommodations. The center’s staff supports students’ academic growth by offering test sessions in a positive environment and works collaboratively with all student development programs in order to provide a professional and centralized Testing Center. For more information about testing, contact Georgette E. Hyman, Assistant Director, Disability Services and Testing, 860-512-3596.