Mott Community College uses the placement assessment software ACCUPLACER. At MCC, the computerized placement test results are used along with other information to recommend the most appropriate beginning course levels for students. Students may also be eligible for additional testing which could provide college credit or allow “testing out” of some MCC General Education Requirements.Start at the level that brings you success.
Most new students will be required to take Reading, Math, and English computerized placement tests. These tests are taken through MCC and there is no cost. Testing FAQ’s. You can also try the sample tests.
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Students may also receive college credit from Advanced Placement exams, or, through College Level Examination Program (CLEP) testing.
MCC also offers a Writing Placement Test.This test is provided by appointment and there is a fee. Successful completion allows "testing out" of Engl-101 English Composition I. Ask your counselor or advisor about your eligibility.Placement Testing FAQ’s
What are these tests?
This is not a college entrance examination
Consists of five computerized tests
12-20 questions each in the areas of reading, English and math
Questions appear one at a time with multiple choice answers
Try the Sample Tests.
do I take these tests?
Begin testing after you submit an application to MCC. If you are still in high school, you may want to take the test when you are close to the end of your last semester.
How long does it take to complete these tests?
Placement testing is not timed. Testing usually takes 1½ to 2 hours to complete. No appointment needed (at the main campus).
Bring your current photo ID (i.e., driver's license, State ID, passport, high school ID).
Where is testing offered?
MCC’s main campus (Prahl College Center PCC2010)
Northern Tier Center (Clio) Call (810) 232-8044 for available times.
Southern Lakes Branch Center (Fenton) Call (810) 762-5000 for available times.
Lapeer Extension Center Call (810) 667-4166 for available times.
Disability accommodations are available. Call Disability Services at (810) 762-0399 prior to testing.
A Test Administrator is present to resolve any problems.
You may be exempt from portions of the placement test if:
- You have successfully completed college level classes in writing, math and/or reading (provide unofficial college transcripts).
- You have scored 20 or higher on the ACT in English and Reading; 22 or higher in Math (bring a copy of your results)
- You hold an accredited 2 or 4 year degree. Bring documentation with you.
- You are a re-entering MCC Student who completed prior testing, taken less than one year ago.
Your test results and other information which you provide are used by MCC for counseling and placement recommendation purposes. If your data is used for research purposes, your identity is kept confidential.