Placement Testing (Accuplacer)

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.

Schedule a Test

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:

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. 

Comprehensive Math Review with Tutorials


Test Prep Review


Guide to Grammar and Writing (video)


Waterbury Campus


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Danbury Campus


Select a date below and then call 203-797-9361 to schedule your test appointment.  Test sessions are held in PC1 computer lab.   

Friday May 8 and 15 2:30 p.m.
Friday May 22, June 5, 12, 26 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday May 26 1:00 p.m.
Friday May 29 *Walk-in beginning at 10:00 a.m.;
arrive no later than 11:30 a.m.
 Monday June 1 5:30 p.m.
 Tuesday June 2 *Walk-in beginning at 12 p.m.;
arrive no later than 2:30 p.m.
 Tuesday June 9, 16, 23, 30 5:30 p.m.
 Thursday June 25  *Walk-in beginning at 9 a.m.;
arrive no later than 12:30 p.m.
 Monday June 8, 15, 22, 29 11:30 a.m.

*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.