Placement Testing

Day Type Time
Monday Walk-In Testing 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday Walk-In Testing 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday Walk-In Testing 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday Walk-In Testing 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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First, have I submitted my required application to RACC before placement testing?

Before taking the RACC placement test, you must complete an online admissions application. Next, follow the simple steps to enroll, starting with scheduling your placement test.

Who needs to take the placement test?

Most full-time and part-time students are required to take the placement test unless they qualify for a Waiver due to their SAT scores, prior college level math or English courses completed with a "C" or better, or other qualifying items.

What is the placement test at RACC and why is it important?

The ACCUPLACER® placement test at RACC is an Internet-based, computerized test, consisting of Writing, Reading, and several Mathematics sections. The tests will measure your current knowledge and skills so that you can determine which course levels are most appropriate for you. It is very important that you prepare for the placement tests in advance so that you perform at your best and do not have to spend time and tuition on classes below your actual competency level. Students should set aside two and one-half hours for the placement test. Studies indicate that students who take their time with the placement test, score higher and have fewer developmental and other courses to complete. This will save you both time and money.

How do I schedule my placement test?

The College offers a varied placement testing schedule consisting of day and evening hours and is offered year round.  Students can take advantage of Walk-In Testing hours which are listed at the top of this page. When selecting your testing day, please plan on two and one-half hours to complete the placement test. On the day of your test, you should report to the Welcome Center in Berks Hall, Room B-001, with a valid photo ID.

Note: Placement test deadlines vary for each semester. Please check the schedule of deadlines and be sure to complete your placement test before the appropriate deadline.

Students with disabilities

Prior to scheduling your placement test, students with a disability should schedule an appointment with Disability Services to request appropriate accommodations. Appointments with Disability Services can be made by calling 610-607-6245.