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.
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.
First you must submit an application for admission to the College along with a copy of your high school or college transcript, and pay
the $50.00 application fee. Once all documents have been received you will be able
to use our online placement testing appointment system to schedule a placement test. Schedule a placement test if all documents have been received. Information about testing will arrive through
the email you provided on your application.
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.