Schedule Placement Test

NCC has put new placement procedures in place!

Students are currently placed in English and Math courses via SAT scores OR 9-12 grade high school transcripts (whichever places higher). For those with neither, we will arrange online and/or in-person assessments on a per case basis.

In order to receive placements, you must first submit an application to NCC, and receive a permanent NCC Student ID (Banner) number. (We are unable to assess you without a student ID number or with a temporary ID number beginning with “G-“.)

STEP 1: 

Please request that your most recent SAT scores and/or 9-12 high school transcripts be sent directly to NCC’s Admissions Office at: https://norwalk.edu/admissions/

For SAT scores, contact the College Board at: https://www.collegeboard.org

For 9-12 high school transcripts, contact your high school Guidance Office.

STEP 2:

Complete the Alternative Placement Form for English/Math by clicking the Schedule Basic Skills Test button located at: https://norwalk.edu/placement-testing/schedule-placement-test/

OR

Complete the online ESL assessment at: https://norwalk.edu/placement-testing/esl-placement-test-intake/

*If you have taken even one year of ESL during high school, or did not attend an English-speaking high school, please take the ESL assessment. Contact Professor Hannah Moeckel-Rieke at: HMoeckel-Rieke@ncc.commnet.edu for additional information.

STEP 3:

After submitting all documents:

  • If you are a current, returning, or transfer student, contact the Academic Advising Center for assistance with course registration at: https://norwalk.edu/counseling/

If you have testing questions, email Thalia at: TMoshoyannis@ncc.commnet.edu

In order to sign up for a placement test, you must first submit an application to NCC, and receive your permanent NCC Student ID (Banner) number. You may not test with a temporary ID number beginning with “G-“

We strongly encourage you to submit all necessary documents for English/Math course placement (high school 9-12 transcript, SAT, ACT, and/or English/Math APs) well before the start of the semester. If you receive your placement results early, you can take full advantage of our advising services and have a better choice of classes.

Please choose one of the following:

Basic Skills

Most of our courses, regardless of subject, require college-ready English knowledge. You will be evaluated in English using either SAT scores or high school 9-12 transcript (whichever places higher) if: (1) English is your native (primary) language or (2) if English is your second language but you graduated from a U.S. high school with all four years of mainstream English with no ESL classes.

If you are pursuing a degree at NCC or planning to enroll in courses with a math requirement, you should also be evaluated for the appropriate math level.

If you have passed college-level English and/or math courses or achieved certain scores on AP exams, you may have already earned college-level English/Math credit and do not require assessment. For more information about exemptions, click here.

English as a Second Language

If English is not your first language, and you have taken even one ESL course during high school (grades 9-12), please take the online ESL Test. This test will determine your ESL level (or mainstream English level) if more appropriate.

The online test has three parts: student information, grammar, and an essay. The test takes about an hour to complete. Please be sure to have the time (and quiet space) available before beginning.

You may NOT use a dictionary or an electronic translator, and you should NOT invite friends or family members to assist you! We hope to accurately measure your English skills in order to match you with the English class that best reflects your current English level.

If you have questions or need help with scheduling, please contact the Testing Center at 203.857.7077

No SAT/High School Transcript?

No worries! If you are a non-traditional, returning, continuing, ESL student who is unable to provide SAT scores or a high school (9-12 grade) transcript for English and/or Math placement, we have online options by appointment.

Please contact the Director of Student Assessment, Thalia Moshoyannis at: TMoshoyannis@ncc.commnet.edu