Placement Testing FAQ

+Is there a fee? What should I bring?

A: No fee is charged for the placement test. All test materials are provided. Please bring a photo ID and your Tunxis student ID number. You will find this student ID number on your acceptance email from Admissions.

+Should I study for the placement test?

A: The purpose of the placement test is to accurately assess your present skills in English and math. First, we recommend that you become familiar with the test format. Next, you may want to refresh some of your skills. Start here with the sample questions.

+Where is the Academic Support Center located?

A: The Center is located in Room 6-109 across from the art gallery.

+When should I arrive?

A: Please arrive 10 minutes before the placement test is scheduled to begin.

+How will I receive my test results? Can I receive my results over the phone?

A: Accuplacer test results are immediately available at the end of your test. ESL test results are mailed within a few days. Placement test results are kept on file in the Academic Support Center, and you may request a copy in person with a photo ID. Test results are not given over the phone.

+I live out-of-state and I am planning to take an online course. How do I placement test?

A: Out-of-state placement testing can be arranged by contacting Garth Pelton, Coordinator of Placement Testing. You will need to identify someone in your community (a local librarian, teacher, counselor, etc.) who is willing to proctor your exam at a quiet location where there is a computer with Internet access.

+English is my second language. Should I take the ESL Placement Test?

A: Students wishing to enroll in courses specifically designed for students studying English as a Second language should take the ESL Placement Test. This is a 2-hour written test (see ESL Sample Questions). Students who have advanced skills may sign up for the non-ESL placement test. If you are unsure about which test to take, please speak with Academic Support Center staff.

+I have a disability. How do I arrange for testing accommodations and/or an accessible location?

A: Please contact Valerie Hamilton-Brodie, Learning Disabilities Specialist, at 860.773.1526.

+I am applying to the High School Partnership Program. Do I need to take the placement test?

A: Yes. High School Partnership applicants must take the entire placement test. Placement test exemptions do no apply.

For more information, contact the Academic Support Center at 860.773.1530 or