For a Placement Test Reservation

An Application for Admission must be submitted to the Admissions Office one week prior to placement testing. For more information regarding admission, call the Admissions Office at 860.773.1490. Once an application to the college has been submitted, applicants may schedule their ACCUPLACER Placement Assessment below on this page, or contact the Academic Success and Tutoring Center at 860.773.1530  (seating is limited). This assessment, or proof of exemption, is required of all incoming students. Testing takes place in the Academic Success and Tutoring Center, Room 6-109. Most students complete the test in approximately 2 hours.

Exemption from Placement Testing

In lieu of placement testing, students may submit recent SAT, ACT, or GED scores for course placement. For minimum scores, refer to the current Tunxis SAT/ACT/GED Policy. In addition, exemptions exist for students who have successfully completed college-level English and/or math. Senior citizens and students who have completed Accuplacer at another college within the last 2 years may also be exempt.
Students who are exempt from the math placement test have the option of submitting their SAT/ACT/GED scores and also taking ACCUPLACER. Tunxis will honor the higher math course placement.

To apply for exemption, submit the Application for Exemption from Placement Testing form.

Testing Schedule

Test dates may be added or changed and seating is limited. Call the Academic Success and Tutoring Center for details.

Test Preparation

Curious about the kinds of questions that will be on the test? Check out The College Board’s Accuplacer Study Resources.

What parts of Accuplacer does Tunxis administer?

For English:  Next Generation Reading

For English as a Second Language:  ESL Reading, ESL Language Use, ESL Sentence Meaning

For Math: The first test you take is determined by your field of study or career goal. See details below.

  • Non-STEM program students (Business, Education, Health Care, Humanities, Social Sciences) take Next Generation QAS (Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics).
  •  STEM program students (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) take Next Generation AAF (Advanced Algebra and Functions).
  • Depending on your score on the first math test, you may branch into a second test, Next Generation Arithmetic.

Remote Testing Option: Examity

Tunxis Community College offers Examity as an option for online proctoring of ACCUPLACER testing for students unable to come to campus. Examity is an approved online remote proctor that allows you to schedule an appointment for your preferred time. There is a $25 fee per session when using Examity and there are certain guidelines and technology requirements that must be met in order to be able to use the service.

For more information about Examity, please visit: Students interested in utilizing Placement Testing with Examity should email the Academic Success and Tutoring Center at to request a test voucher. Once your request is received and processed, you will receive a follow-up email with instructions on how to access the test.

For questions or concerns about placement testing

Contact Garth Pelton at 860.773.1525 or

For accessibility or accommodation arrangements for Placement Testing for a student with a disability

Contact Cathy Felice at 860.773.1524 or

For more information, contact the Academic Success and Tutoring Center at 860.773.1530 or