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Testing Centers

 

The WEST WINDSOR CAMPUS Testing Center (LB 215) is open by appointment only 9 a.m to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The JAMES KERNEY CAMPUS Testing and Learning Center (KC 311) is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Testing by appointment only.


Mission Statement

The mission of the MCCC Academic Testing Centers is to administer exams in an appropriate testing environment that ensures academic integrity in accordance with the guidelines of the National College Testing Association Standards. The centers provide students, faculty, staff, and the community with examination services. These include test administration and grading for courses taught on campus and online, course placement, "credit by examination" programs (CLEP, DSST DANTES, and NYU Foreign Language Proficiency), high school equivalency (HiSET), vocation certification (PSI, FAA, etc.), and distance learning programs nationwide.


 MCCC Placement Test    college skills placement test

Before doing any placement assessment, please complete a Mercer County Community College admissions application.

for ENGLISH SPEAKERS:

If you have spoken English for your whole life, or you have achieved an advanced level of English proficiency in prior studies, complete the Guided Self Placement & Collaborative Assessment (GSPCA) by clicking this link. It will ask for information to identify you and then a series of questions reflecting on two short readings and your previous educational experiences. There is only one attempt permitted for the GSPCA.

 

for LEARNERS of ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE:

If you are a learner of English who has not yet achieved an advanced level of English, please contact the Testing Center to schedule an in-person test that will measure your English proficiency and assign you the appropriate course level. You must make an appointment to test at one of the Testing Centers. To schedule your test appointment and for questions about ESL placement testing, e-mail testing@mccc.edu or call (609) 570-3295. One retest is permitted for the ESL Placement Test and a fee of $25 will charged.

After completing one of the assessments, your next step is to contact an Enrollment Services advisor (e-mail admissions@mccc.edu) or visit the Virtual OneStop Center.  

Placement test results do not affect admission to the college; however, scores will determine eligibility for certain courses and programs.


More Information for Incoming Students


High School Equivalency Test

Both campuses of Mercer County Community College are administration sites for the HiSET High School Equivalency Test, accepted by the State of New Jersey to earn a High School Diploma.

For more information, see here.


Credit By Examination Services

at the West Windsor Campus Testing Center

You can earn college credits for what you already know by taking an exam at the West Windsor Testing Center!  CLEP and DSST are nationally recognized tests that cover a variety of introductory college subjects. You do not have to be a Mercer County Community College student to take these exams at our center. Testing by appointment: email testing@mccc.edu or call 609-570-3295 to set up an appointment or for further information.

MCCC Students: Click here -- CLEP information / DSST information -- for test subjects, corresponding MCCC classes, and procedures.

In addition, you can earn credits for world languages not offered by CLEP through the NYU Foreign Language Proficiency Program . This credit-by-exam opportunity for fully online testing must be done through NYU. Contact them for information about which language tests are available, cost and the process for testing at sps.flpe@nyu.edu  or view information online at NYU Exam.

MCCC Students: You can earn credits for world languages even if they are not offered at Mercer County Community College. Here's how.

MCCC Credit by Examination Fees List (PDF)
CLEP fees
DSST fees
NYU fees
$89* CLEP test fee (for each test), payable on the CLEP website when registering in advance for the exam. $100* DSST test fee (for each test), payable by credit card only on test day.

All fees for test administration through NYU.

See NYU Foreign Language Proficiency Test website for fees associated with taking their exams.

*Subject to change by test company. Check their websites for the most accurate pricing.
$35 MCCC administration fee (for each test), payable by exact cash amount. (We have no change available.) $35 MCCC administration fee (for each test), payable by exact cash amount. (We have no change available.)
Fees Below Charged to MCCC Students for Posting Credits to MCCC Transcript
(must be a matriculated student at Mercer County Community College)
$25 per credit plus $100 initial (one time only) non-refundable processing fee $25 per credit plus $100 initial (one time only) non-refundable processing fee $25 per credit plus $100 initial (one time only) non-refundable processing fee

For More Information

For more information about Testing Services, e-mail testing@mccc.edu.

The Academic Testing Center at the West Windsor Campus is still reachable at wwtesting@mccc.edu.
The Academic Testing Center at the James Kerney Campus is still reachable at jktesting@mccc.edu.