Schedule Placement Test
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:
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.
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