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.
  • Students who wish to restest in any of these sections must show a photo ID when they arrive to retest.

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.

  • Do a Google or Yahoo search. Type in “Accuplacer Practice.”
  • Find SAT preparation or review books to help you refresh your basic skills at local bookstores, libraries and online.
  • Visit theTesting Center or Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) for additional study guides and practice tests. ACE also has tutors if you'd like some extra guidance.
  • Download a study guide or take an online practice test:

Khan Accuplacer Arithmetic Review


Test Prep Review


Guide to Grammar and Writing (video)

Waterbury Campus


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Danbury Campus

Select a date below and then call 203-437-9660 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 June 2 2:30 p.m. D306
Monday June 5 1:00 p.m. D306
Tuesday June 6 5:30 p.m. D206
Saturday June 10 9:00 a.m. 
START Walk-In*
 Monday June 12 11:00 a.m. 
 Tuesday June 13 5:30 p.m. D306
Friday  June 16 9:00 a.m. 
START Walk-In*
Monday June 19 2:00 p.m. D206
 Tuesday June 20 5:30 p.m. D206
Friday  June 23 9:00 a.m.
START Walk-In*
 Monday June 26 11:00 a.m. D206
 Tuesday June 27 5:30 p.m. D306
 Friday  June 30 9:00 a.m.
START Walk-In*

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