Student Development

NCCC Testing Center

Placement Test Requirements

The purpose of placement testing is to assess your current skills in reading, writing and math for placement into appropriate coursework at NCCC.  Your academic records will be reviewed to determine if testing is needed as described below:

Testing Center Hours

Monday-Wednesday, Friday:
8:00am - 5:00pm

8:00am - 6:00pm

Contact Us

Location: Room A-167
Phone: 716-614-6728
Fax: 716-614-6814

Writing/Reading:  Any new student who provides documentation with a High School GPA will be placed according to the Writing/Reading Waiver and Course Placement Chart. Other students will be further reviewed for waiver criteria and may need to take the NCCC Writing and/or Reading tests.

Math:  Students who have satisfied one of the requirements on the Math Waiver and Course Placement Chart will be waived from testing.

ESL:  Students who indicate they are non-native English language speakers and do not meet writing/reading waiver chart criteria are required to take the English as a Second Language Reading placement test.  Please contact the Testing Center to schedule an appointment to take this test.  Remember to bring picture ID with you on the day of your testing.  The results of the test will determine placement in an appropriate reading course, if needed.

NCCC Writing/Reading and Math tests are taken online and are untimed. You are allowed to take each placement test twice prior to the start of your first semester. Preparation before taking the test(s) is strongly encouraged.

Study Information/Test Websites

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Reading: Click here on how to prepare for Reading test.
 Click here for instructions on how to prepare for and take the Reading and Writing placement tests.
Math: Click here for instructions on how to prepare for and take the Math placement test.
ESL: Click here for ESL Accuplacer Reading test preparation.

Academic Adjustments for Students with Disabilities

Placement tests are not timed. This means an academic adjustment for extended time is not necessary. Students who need other academic adjustments for the placement tests should contact Accessibility Services prior to taking any tests.

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