Placement Testing

To help you identify your academic strengths and needs—and so that you can plan an appropriate schedule of courses—Monroe Community College uses the ACCUPLACER® Placement Testing assessment tool. This multiple choice, computer-based test assesses your reading comprehension, sentence skills, and arithmetic abilities, helping to determine which math and English courses you should take as you begin at MCC. After completing the test, you will meet with an advisor to discuss your results and your pathway for greatest success.


If you're enrolling in a degree program at MCC (in other words, if you're a matriculated student), you will be required to take placement test. If you meet one of the following conditions, the test may be waived:

  • Scored 500 or more on the SAT (verbal and quantitative), or a minimum of 21 on the ACT
  • Have transfer credits in college-level English and/or math
  • Took the ACCUPLACER® test within the past three years
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Preparing for the placement tests

While you don't pass or fail these placement tests, you may want to review basic concepts beforehand, especially if you've been out of school for a number of years. MCC offers a helpful review packet that contains a number of sample questions as well as suggested resources.

Helpful resources and practice tests