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Placement Testing

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.

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.

Save time and tuition.

Students may also receive college credit from Advanced Placement exams, or, through College Level Examination Program (CLEP) testing.

Placement Testing FAQ’s

What are these tests?

This is not a college entrance examination. It 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.

When 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.

What do I need to bring to the testing?

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.

Any other Important Information?

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 parts 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 have scored 27 or higher on the SAT in Writing and Language & Reading (test scores); 520 or higher in Math (section scores). Test Dates Effective as of 4/12/16. (bring a copy of your score report).
  • 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.


Placement Assessment Scores and Exemptions (i.e. ACT & SAT Scores) will expire three (3) years from the date they were taken!

If you have any questions, please see your academic advisor.

January 25, 2018
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