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

KhanAcademy.org

CollegeBoard

Math.com

Test Prep Review

Purplemath

AAAMath.com

Algebrahelp.com

Guide to Grammar and Writing

TeachersChoice.com

StudyGuideZone.com

YourTeacher.com (video)

 

Waterbury Campus

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Danbury Campus

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Select a date below and then call 203-797-9361 Ext. 305 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.

Test sessions are held in PC1 computer lab.   

 

DAY DATE TIME
Friday July 22
*WALK IN 9 a.m. START SESSION
Monday July 25
11 a.m.
Tuesday July 26
5:30 p.m.
Thursday July 28
*WALK IN 9 a.m. START SESSION
 Monday August 1
11 a.m.
Tuesday August 2
5:30 p.m.
Friday August 5
*WALK IN 9 a.m. START SESSION
 Saturday August 6
*WALK IN 9 a.m. START SESSION
 Tuesday August 9
*WALK IN 9 a.m. START SESSION
 Thursday August 11
*WALK IN 9 a.m. START SESSION
 Saturday August 13
*WALK IN 9 a.m. START SESSION
 Monday August 15
5:30 p.m.
Tuesday August 16
*WALK IN 9 a.m. START SESSION
 Thursday August 18
*WALK IN 9 a.m. START SESSION
Saturday August 20
*WALK IN 9 a.m. START SESSION
 Monday August 22
5:30 p.m.
 Tuesday August 23
*WALK IN 9 a.m. START SESSION
 Thursday August 25
WALK IN 3-5 p.m.
 Saturday August 27
*WALK IN 9 a.m. START SESSION

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