Placement Testing
Walk-In Testing Hours
Berks Hall Room 001
Day Time
Monday 10AM - 2PM
Tuesday and Wednesday 1PM - 5:30PM
Thursday 9AM - 11AM
Friday 9AM - 11AM

First, have I submitted my required application to RACC before placement testing?

Before taking the RACC placement test, you must complete an online admissions application. Next, follow the simple steps to enroll, starting with scheduling your placement test.

Who needs to take the placement test?

Most full-time and part-time students are required to take the placement test unless they qualify for a Waiver due to their SAT scores, prior college level math or English courses completed with a "C" or better, or other qualifying items.

What is the placement test at RACC and why is it important?

The ACCUPLACER® placement test at RACC is an Internet-based, computerized test, consisting of Writing, Reading, and several Mathematics sections. The tests will measure your current knowledge and skills so that you can determine which course levels are most appropriate for you. It is very important that you prepare for the placement tests in advance so that you perform at your best and do not have to spend time and tuition on classes below your actual competency level. Students should set aside two and one-half hours for the placement test. Studies indicate that students who take their time with the placement test, score higher and have fewer developmental and other courses to complete. This will save you both time and money.

How do I schedule my placement test?

The College offers a varied placement testing schedule consisting of day and evening hours and is offered year round.  Students can take advantage of Walk-In Testing hours which are listed at the top of this page. When selecting your testing day, please plan on two and one-half hours to complete the placement test. On the day of your test, you should report to the Welcome Center in Berks Hall, Room B-001, with a valid photo ID.

Note: Placement test deadlines vary for each semester. Contact us to check the deadlines.

Acceptable Forms of Photo ID
  • A current driver’s license
  • A current state approved ID
  • A current college ID
  • A current state or Federal ID card
  • A current military ID
  • A current passport
  • A current tribal ID card
  • A current naturalization card or certificate of citizenship
  • High School ID – can only be used if student is still enrolled in high school or is testing within 3 months following graduation. It must include student’s name a recognizable photograph.
Students with disabilities

Prior to scheduling your placement test, students with a disability should schedule an appointment with Disability Services to request appropriate accommodations. Appointments with Disability Services can be made by calling 610-607-6245.

Can I take the placement test remotely?

There are two options for students who can’t come to campus to take the placement test:

  1. Virtual Remote Testing
    This allows you to take the placement test online from the comfort of your own home or other secure location. You will need a computer with a stable internet connection and a working webcam. Tests are proctored remotely by our partner company, Examity, and there is $25 proctoring fee associated with this service.
  2. Remote Testing at an alternate ACCUPLACER testing site
    You may take RACC’s placement test at another college or university that is an ACCUPLACER testing location. Your test scores will be automatically submitted to RACC upon completion and RACC does not charge a fee for this service. You will need to contact RACC in order to obtain a testing voucher before scheduling your test at an alternate location. Some schools might charge a small proctoring fee for this service.

For more information about these remote testing options, call 610-372-4721, ext. 5104 or send an email.