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Including most Fall Semester classes through December, MCCC is operating remotely, with the physical West Windsor and Trenton campuses currently closed except for limited classes and other college-sanctioned activities.  Refer to Ongoing Sources and Support for Student Success as well as MCCC Remote / COVID-19 Information & Resources for matters vital to all, including plans for returning to campus.

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Remote Placement Testing

The TESTING CENTERS will not be open during the Fall 2020 semester.

During this current time of remote operation, Placement Testing is being done differently.

 
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College Skills Placement Test

 

  SPECIAL HOURS  [see also Regular Hours]  
West Windsor Campus Testing Center
CLOSED through the end of the Fall semester (December 2020)
 
James Kerney Campus Testing/Learning Center
CLOSED through the end of the Fall semester (December 2020)

Who Must Test

Students enrolling at Mercer may be required to take a placement assessment. Available online, the assessment will be used to help make placements into English classes. Placements into Math courses are made by assessing a student's previous coursework and other factors. A small number of students may be asked to take a placement test to show their readiness for Pre-Calculus or Calculus. Placement test results will not affect admission to the college; however, the scores will determine eligibility for certain courses and programs.

The following students are advised to take an assessment to help with placement decisions:


Arrangements for Testing

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

After completing the admissions application, those who learned English as their first language take the course placement assessment -- Guided Self Placement & Collaborative Assessment (GSPCA). There is only one attempt permitted for the GSPCA.

If suggested by an advisor, the placement tests for Pre-calculus or Calculus may be taken at the Academic Testing Center at the West Windsor Campus (609-570-3295 or e-mail wwtesting@mccc.edu) or the Testing Center at the James Kerney Campus (609-570-3151 or e-mail jkctesting@mccc.edu) by appointment.

Special accommodations for testing may be arranged through the Center for Inclusion, Transition and Accessibility at 609-570-3422.


English as a Second Language (ESL) Placement Test

Students who have learned English as a second language must arrange to take the placement test by contacting their preferred testing location: the Academic Testing Center at the West Windsor Campus (609-570-3295 or e-mail wwtesting@mccc.edu) or the Testing Center at the James Kerney Campus (609-570-3151 or e-mail jkctesting@mccc.edu).

The ESL Placement Test is available routinely by appointment during our office hours at the Academic Testing Centers on both campuses. We are additionally able to accommodate walk-ins most days at the West Windsor Campus Academic Testing Center.

Special accommodations for testing may be arranged through the Center for Inclusion, Transition and Accessibility at 609-570-3422.

Students are permitted to retake the ESL placement test one time. There is no charge for initial testing; however, a retest requires a $25 fee. Only one retest is permitted per student. The retest fee or receipts are due at the time of your retest.

There are no retests permitted for the GSPCA and the placement tests for Pre-Calculus or Calculus.

ESL sample test questions

Payment
Students are permitted to retake the ESL Placement Test one time. There is no charge for initial testing; however, a retest requires a $25 fee. Only one retest is permitted per student. The retest fee or receipts are due at the time of your retest. There are no retests available for the GSPCA and the placement tests for Pre-Calculus or Calculus.

Testing Times
The test is available routinely by appointment during our office hours at both the Academic Testing Center on the West Windsor Campus (WWC: 609-570-3295) and the Testing Center at the James Kerney Campus (JKC: 609-570-3151). We are additionally able to accommodate walk-ins most days at the WWC Academic Testing Center.

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