Placement Testing FAQ
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.
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.
A: The Center is located in Room 6-109 across from the art gallery.
A: Please arrive 10 minutes before the placement test is scheduled to begin.
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.
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.
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.
A: Please contact Valerie Hamilton-Brodie, Learning Disabilities Specialist, at 860.773.1526.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.