Student Services Center
T Building, Lower Level
NCC Fall Semester
For the Fall, under the guidance of State and County officials, and placing health and safety first, NCC will provide the majority of courses that can be instructed remotely or online in this format. Courses that have critical components and require face-to-face instruction, including classes with lab components that cannot easily be replicated remotely, will be instructed on-campus in a face-to-face format following appropriate health and safety guidelines and procedures to maintain the safety of the NCC community.
Student Services Center
T Building, Lower Level
Welcome to the Placement Testing office at Nassau Community College. Prior to registering for courses, most students attending Nassau Community College will be required to take a computerized placement test called Accuplacer. This test will be used to determine the appropriate level of course work for you to begin your studies at Nassau Community College. Students may be waived from taking the placement test(s) based on specific criteria. For detailed information, including a list of Placement Test waivers, see the NCC College Catalog.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are offering most of our test sessions remotely using Zoom. To test remotely, you will need a computer, (desktop or laptop), with a webcam and audio capabilities. If you do not have the necessary technology to test remotely, please email us at email@example.com.
Follow these steps scheduling your placement testing:
Beginning the first week of November we will offer ON CAMPUS placement testing for students who do not have the technology to test remotely using Zoom. Due to mandatory social distancing/Covid-19 precautions, seating for testing on campus is extremely limited. If you do not have the technology to test remotely or you must test on campus, please email the Placement Testing Office at firstname.lastname@example.org, for detailed information and to schedule your on campus appointment.
Zoom is an online system that creates video, audio, and wireless screen-sharing experiences.
NCC takes test security very seriously and Zoom is an approved vendor for remote proctoring by the College Board and Accuplacer. Information about Zoom’s privacy and security privacy can be found at zoom.us
Testing may be recorded for security purposes and will only be viewed by Nassau Community College Testing Center staff.
New students will receive an email from the Admissions office with instructions on scheduling a placement test after all required documents have been submitted.
Transfer students, returning students, part time students and students needing to test on campus can contact the Placement Testing Office at 516.572.7780 or email us at email@example.com to schedule a placement test.
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. In order to receive accommodations for the placement test you must complete an Application for CSD Services and email your documentation of disability to the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at firstname.lastname@example.org. This needs to be done prior to making your placement test appointment. Please contact the CSD office if you have any questions at 516.572.7241.
Exemptions to the various sections of the placement test are possible if you meet the following criteria.
There are a few things that you will need on the day of your test. Please have these ready before you begin your remote test session:
Students should prepare for the Placement Test (Accuplacer) just as they would any other exam so that they are accurately placed in a class that is appropriate for their academic skills. Please review the links to study guides and sample questions below:
Accuplacer also offers a free web based study app for your computer, smart phone, or tablet. https://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org/login
If English is not your first language, or you prefer to take the ESL placement test, please contact ESL Placement Testing at email@example.com or call 516.573.0172.
For information on applying, testing and placement testing waivers please see the International Students Admissions page.
Students who were home schooled or do not have a certificate of graduation from a recognized school within the United States or have received their high school diploma from a foreign school must take an approved "Ability to Benefit" test and attain a passing score prior to the end of the college's add/drop period to be considered for state aid. If you have any questions contact the Placement Testing Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 516.572.7780.
If you have any questions about Financial Aid or to inquire if you need to take the ATB test, please call the Financial Aid Office at 516.572.7396.