Assessment Testing

Placement into English and math courses is based upon a variety of measurement tools. Appropriate course placement is vital to your academic success. Students must have already applied to MCC before placement can be determined.

Note: at the end of business on Monday, January 18 and Thursday, January 21, respectively, the writing sample and the math questionnaire will no longer be available for placement into Spring 2021 courses. Please refer to the list of other acceptable measurement tools below. We will resume both the writing sample and math questionnaire in late March for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 course placements.

As part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following measurement tools will be used to determine the appropriate course placements in English, Mathematics, and English as a Second Language (ESL).

  • High school GPA
  • SAT/ACT/AP scores
  • GED scores
  • Writing sample
  • Math Questionnaire
  • Accuplacer scores, if previously taken

Submit academic transcripts and standardized test scores to the Admissions Office for review and refer to the Placement Charts for course placement.  Students who have completed the Accuplacer test at another college should email their Score Report to Georgette Hyman, to see where those scores would place them at MCC.

 
  GED ACT Transfer Credit SAT
English Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) with a score of 165-174 English score of 21 or higher, or ACT English and ACT Reading combined score of 47 or higher College-level transfer credit approved by the Admissions office Appropriate SAT scores (see guidelines below)
Math Mathematical Reasoning (MR) with a score of 165-174 Math score of 18 or higher College-level transfer credit approved by the Admissions office Appropriate SAT scores (see guidelines below)

Placement Charts

English Placement Chart

Placement into SAT Score – Evidence Based Reading and Writing Test GPA (Verified)
Smart Start < 360 ≤ 1.99
ENG*096 ≥ 360 2.00 – 2.25
ENG*093 ≥ 400 2.26 – 2.69
ENG*101M ≥ 450 2.7 – 2.99

English 101 Placement Chart

Placement into SAT Score – Evidence Based Reading and Writing Test SAT Score – Reading Test SAT Score – Writing and Language Test GPA (Verified) ACT Score AP Exam GED
ENG*101 ≥ 480 ≥ 25 ≥ 26 ≥ 3.0 ≥ 21 English Only or ≥ 47 in English and Reading Combined ≥ 3 ≥ 165

Math Placement Chart

Placement into SAT Score GPA (Verified)
MAT*B5100   ≤ 1.99
MAT*096   2.00 – 2.25
MAT*095   2.26 – 2.49
MAT*109 or *139   2.5 – 2.69
MAT*146, *158, *165, *165, *166, *172 ≥ 570 3.0 – 3.39
MAT*186, *230 ≥ 620 3.4 – 3.59
MAT*254 ≥ 670 ≥ 3.6

Math 138 Placement Chart

Placement into SAT Score GPA (Verified) ACT Score GED
MAT*138 ≥ 530 2.7 – 2.99 18 – 21 ≥ 165

 

Placement Results

To view your placement results, log in to myCommNet and complete the following steps:

  1. Select the “Banner Self – Service” link
  2. Select the “Registration / Schedule” tab
  3. Select “Items that may prevent registration”
  4. Select “Check Placement Test Recommendations”

Please note: It can take approximately 2-5 business days for your results to be posted.

For myCommNet login instructions and password resets, visit the IT Department.


About the Accuplacer Assessment Test

Accuplacer testing may be offered, on a very limited basis, to students who have no other measurement tool – see list at the top of the page – for course placement at MCC.  It is a computerized, adaptive test where students are assessed on mathematics, reading and writing, or their level of English proficiency (LOEP).


Adjustments for Students with Disabilities

If you feel you need adjustments for testing, you must provide documentation prior to scheduling your test with the Testing Center. No adjustments will be made without this information.  If you have a documented disability, the first step is to visit Disability Services for instructions on accessing services.


Mission

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, email Georgette Hyman, Assistant Director, Disability Services and Testing, or Heidi Campbell, Testing Specialist.