Placement Testing (Accuplacer)

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NVCC uses the Accuplacer computerized, adaptive placement test to assess your basic skills in English, reading and mathematics. The test results are used by advisors to make decisions about the level of courses you are prepared to take.

Prior to signing up for the test, you must:

  • apply to the College Admissions Office
  • pay a $20 application fee
  • receive a Student ID number.   

Schedule a test.

Prepare for the test.

Download the Accuplacer brochure.

Before you can take the test

  • Complete and submit an application for admission to the Admissions Office.
  • Get your Student/Banner/Net ID from the Admissions Office - this is your student ID number and it is required to take the test.
  • Returning or transfer students should check with their advisor about whether or not to take (or retake) one or more parts of the placement test. 

Schedule your test at a campus near you:

*WALK-IN Testing

Students will be tested on a first-come, first-served basis. Prior to taking the test, a completed application must be submitted to the Admissions Office.

Inclement weather & cancellations

If there is inclement weather or hazardous driving conditions, call the Testing Center at 203-575-8215 for an update as to whether or not your appointment has been cancelled. Our voicemail will be updated as often as necessary to reflect college openings and closings.

Placement Test Preparation

There are a number of resources to help you review in reading, grammar, arithmetic and algebra before taking the placement test. 

Khan Accuplacer Arithmetic Review


Test Prep Review


Guide to Grammar and Writing (video)


Waterbury Campus


Book now

Danbury Campus

Select a date below and then call 203-437-9660 to schedule your test appointment.  Speak clearly leaving your name, student ID number, date of test, and telephone number.  You will receive a confirmation phone call.

Date Time 
 Friday March 10 2:30 p.m. D306
Friday  March 24 2:30 p.m. D306
Friday  March 31 2:30 p.m. D306
Friday April 7 9:00 a.m. 
START Walk-In*
 Friday April 21 9:00 a.m. 
START Walk-In*
 Tuesday April 25 4:00 pm. D306
Friday  April 28 2:30 p.m. D306
Friday  May 5 2:30 p.m. D206
 Friday May 12 9:00 a.m. 
START Walk-In*
Friday  May 19 9:00 a.m.
START Walk-In*
 Tuesday May 23 5:30 p.m. D206

*Arrive no later than 12:00 p.m. for testing.