The Testing & Assessment Centers at each SCC’s campuses offer a positive and secure testing environment for:
SCC requires a course placement exam that assesses a student's math and English skills prior to being admitted or
enrolling in any math or English class. Accepted placement tests are include Next Generation ACCUPLACER®,
ACCUPLACER®, ACT or SAT. Test scores may be reported by the testing service (ACT, SAT, etc.), listed on the high
school transcript, or submitted by the student.
Students may also provide an official transcript showing completion of college level coursework in English and math
in lieu of test scores.
SCC offers the Next Generation Accuplacer® at all Testing & Assessment Centers and Learning Centers. The first
test is provided at no cost; retests are $15. Find specific information about scheduling a
time to take the placement test.
Please note the following:
A student who cannot fulfill any one of these criteria should discuss the available alternatives with an SCC
Admissions or Testing Center team member.
How to Prepare for the Next Generation Accuplacer®
Use SCC’s Assessment/Course Placement Study Guide to help you prepare to take the Next Generation
Accuplacer®. Additional information about the Next Generation Accuplacer® can be found at https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/.
Next Generation Accuplacer® Retesting
Retesting is possible for individuals who believe their course placement testing results do not represent their
current ability or whose scores do not meet required levels.
Individuals who wish to retake the Next Generation ACCUPLACER® test must have completed additional study in the test
area(s) that they did not achieve required scores the first time; students must be able to demonstrate the
additional study to SCC Testing Center staff before they will be allowed to retest. Additionally, individuals must
wait 30 days between the first and second testing to allow adequate time to study and prepare for the second test.
Individuals will not be permitted a second retest (third time of testing) until 30 days after the first retest
(second time of testing).
Testing Center Reminders
- An appointment is required. Please call the Testing Center 1-2 days in advance of your desired time.
- A photo ID is required.
- Space in the Testing & Assessment Centers is limited, and due to physical distancing requirements and the
need to ensure a positive testing environment, guests will be directed to waiting areas outside of the immediate
office space. Children are not allowed in the Testing & Assessment Center.
- Prospective students are welcome to take the Next Generation Accuplacer as part of their campus tour experience.
If interested, please let Admissions know when scheduling the visit. Staff will coordinate the appointment as
part of the tour schedule.
- Electronic devices, including cell phones, smart watches, etc. are not allowed in the Testing & Assessment