Reading, Writing, and Mathematics Skill Level Evaluation

Courses at Mott Community College have minimum skill level requirements in reading, writing, and mathematics. These skill levels must be met before a student will be permitted to enroll in those courses. One way students meet these skill prerequisites is by achieving the required scores on placement tests.

Mott Community College, uses computerized placement test results along with other information to recommend the most appropriate beginning course levels for you as a new student. The placement assessment software used is ACCUPLACER.

Start at the level that brings you success.

You will be required to take Reading, Math, and English computerized placement tests.

Save time and tuition.

You 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 computerized tests, 20 questions each in the areas of Reading/ Math, and a Writing Essay.

The Next-Generation ACCUPLACER tests used by Mott are:

  1. Reading
  2. Arithmetic
  3. Quantitative Reasoning. Algebra, and Statistics
  4. Advanced Algebra and Functions
    Note: If taking the Math test, you may need to complete 1 or 2 tests, starting with #3.
  5. Writing:  An internal Writing Placement Test Essay is administered by MOTT to determine English Course Placements

ACCUPLACER Practice Resources

Get tools and resources to help you prepare for the tests

Access the ACCUPLACER Sample Questions/Study App

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.

Schedule Placement Testing

How long does it take to complete these tests?

Placement testing is not timed. Allow 2 to 2½ hours to complete.

What do I need to bring to the testing?

A current valid photo ID is required (i.e., driver's license, State ID, passport, high school ID).

 A valid state or federally issued photo identification (ID) (i.e. driver's license, passport, etc.) is required for all business conducted at Mott Community College.

Where is testing offered?

Virtual - Zoom

For your convenience, placement testing is also offered virtually. Select "Virtual - Zoom" in the Location Drop-Down on the scheduling app.

Main Campus - Flint

(Mott Library 3rd Floor Room 3107)
Testing Hours:
Monday - Thursday  9:00 AM or 1:30 PM
Friday  Virtual

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.

Off-Campus Placement Testing Options

Two Alternatives:

  1. You may use a virtual remote proctoring service (i.e. test at home),
    • Must have a Computer (Desktop or Laptop)
    • Webcam and Speakers
  2. Arrange to test with a proctor at another college or testing center.

For more information regarding either of these off-campus placement testing options, please contact [email protected] for assistance.

Other Important Information

Disability accommodations are available. Contact Disability Services at (810) 232-9181 or [email protected] and apply for services.

You may be eligible for Testing Exemptions through the application of Traditional or Multiple Measurement Assessments (MMA).

Traditional Assessments

  • 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 Score Report)
  • You have scored 27 or higher on the SAT in Writing and Language & Reading (test scores); 520 or higher in Math (section scores) (bring a copy of your score report).
  • You hold an accredited 2 or 4 year degree or higher (bring documentation with you).
  • You are a re-entering MCC Student who completed prior testing, taken less than three years ago.

Multiple Measurement Assessments (MMA)

Documents viewed by Placement Testing to determine placement testing status:

  • SAT/or ACT Score Reports (scores expire 5 years from test date)
  • Transcripts from an accredited institution – displaying successful ENGL-101 completion
  •  AP/or CLEP Score Reports (scores expire 5 years from test date when used to generate a placement)
  • High School Transcript (expires 5 years from graduation date)
  • GED Transcript – (scores expire 5 years from test dates)
  •  PSAT Score Reports (applies to current Early College/Dual-Enrolled students)

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.


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