Placement Testing


After you submit your application to RACC, you must take a placement test. Once you take our placement test, you will work with an Enrollment Services Coordinator to register for classes. Students who fail to adequately review for the placement test run the risk of being placed in classes below their actual competency level. This may result in a longer time to graduation and increased tuition costs.

You are required to take the placement test prior to registering for classes unless you qualify for a waiver.

Scheduling Your Placement Test

Contact the Welcome and Information Center at 610-607-6224 to make an appointment to take the placement test. Your application must be complete before you can take the placement test.

Placement test deadlines vary for each semester. Please review the schedule of deadlines prior to scheduling your placement test and be sure to request a placement test that occurs before the appropriate deadline.

Students With Disabilities: Students with a documented disability must notify the Center for Academic Success prior to scheduling your placement test for appropriate accommodations. Documentation will be required before Disability Services can arrange accommodations.

Preparing For Your Placement Test

Taking the time to prepare for your placement test may result in a higher placement, which means the opportunity to complete your degree quicker and more affordably. We recommend that you take time before your test to review our placement test preparation tips. If you don't have access to a computer with internet access or if you want some help learning how to use a computer better before your placement test, come by Berks Hall 209 any Friday between 9am and 4pm for help improving your technical skills or preparing for any or all parts of the placement test.


Only under the most extenuating circumstances can students petition the Humanities and/or Science and Mathematics Division chair for permission to retake the placement test.