Testing & Assessment Center
The Testing and Assessment Center is dedicated to promoting the academic goals and mission of the college and the division by providing placement testing and information on courses placement and relevant counseling and academic support services essential to student success.
Location: Library/Learning Resource Center, Ground Floor
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, on-campus testing for the Ability to Benefit (ATB) Exam and Challenge exams are being offered by appointment only. Appointments for on-campus testing are limited and must be scheduled in advance. For more information regarding on-campus testing, please see below.
These exams will continued to be offered remotely during this time. Please email us at TestingCenter@sunywcc.edu. for any questions.
Remote Placement for Summer & Fall 2021
Please select one of the following services:
On-Campus Placement Testing
On-campus testing is being offered on at Westchester Community College on a limited basis at the Valhalla Campus. APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED and SPACE IS LIMITED.
Placement Exams are tentatively scheduled each week on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. You will be given a scheduled arrival time between 10:00 and 11:00AM. Space is limited and will be first come first serve.
You will NOT be allowed on campus without a scheduled appointment.
To schedule your on-campus placement exam please read the following information closely.
Guidelines and Rules for Arriving on Campus
Before arriving to your scheduled testing appointment, review the following information closely: https://www.sunywcc.edu/re-emergence-plan/
Please note the following:
You MUST take a mandatory COVID-19 test (Information included on the re-emergence plan)
You MUST have a valid photo identification to arrive on campus and take the placement exam.
You MUST fill out a health screening questionnaire before arriving on campus.
You MUST follow all rules regarding the campuses safety measures. This incl udes wearing an appropriate face mask at all times and following social distancing rules.
If you fail to follow any of the colleges safety rules you will be asked to leave the campus.
Placement Testing and PHOTO ID Requirements
You will need to show photo ID before sitting for a placement exam. Acceptable forms of photo identification include: a current driver’s license, current state-approved ID, middle school ID, high school ID, college ID, current federal ID, current passport, tribal ID, naturalization card or certificate of citizenship. Digital copies of photo identification are NOT accepted.
Application must be submitted and processed
To take the placement exam your application must be processed by the Admissions Office prior to taking the Placement Exam. You will receive a Student ID number from admissions. We ask that you bring this ID number when you come for Placement Testing.
Prohibited Testing Items
No calculator, food, beverage, cell phones, scrap paper, books or other materials are permitted in the testing room. If you have a smart watch, you will be asked to turn it off and securely put it away.
Arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled Testing time
The session starts promptly. If you arrive late, you will not be seated and asked to come back at another time.
How to Waive the Placement Requirements
If you meet any of the following criteria, you can waive the English/Math placement
English and Reading Placement Exams
- Submit an official transcript from a regionally accredited college or university to confirm that you completed a 3-credit college-level English course equivalent to our ENG 101 (Writing and Research) with a grade of C or better
- Submit an official transcript to confirm that you have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the United States
- SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing score of 550 or higher (after March 1, 2016)
- Old SAT Combined Writing Section plus Critical Reading Section of 990 or higher (prior to March 1, 2016)
- ACT English score of 23 or higher
- New York State English regents of 85 or higher
- Applicable English AP exam score of 3 or higher (receive college credit)
Mathematics Placement Exam
- Submit an official transcript from an accredited college/university to confirm that you have completed a credit-bearing college-level mathematics course with a grade of C or better
- SAT Math score of 530 or higher (after March 1, 2016)
- Old SAT Math of 500 or higher (prior to March 1, 2016)
- ACT Math score of 22 or higher
- Applicable Mathematics AP exam score of 3 or higher (receive college credit)
- New York State Mathematics regents of 80 or higher on one of the following Regents Exams (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, or Geometry)
- Students using SAT/ACT scores must have taken the exam in the past 5 years
- Students using Regents scores must have graduated high school in the past 3 years
- Students using High School GPA must have graduated a United States high school in the past 10 years
All applicants must have their high school send an official transcript to the Office of Admissions. Official transcripts may be sent from the high school to the college by email to HSTranscript@sunywcc.edu . If your high school is unable to send an official transcript via email to the college, you can bring your official transcript in a sealed envelope from the high school in person. To make an appointment to bring original/official documents to the Valhalla campus visit https://www.sunywcc.edu/admissions/finaid/
Unofficial SAT/ACT scores may be submitted to the Office of Admissions in the Administration Building, Room 210 or emailed to HSTranscript@sunywcc.edu
Placement Information for English Language Institute (ELI) Students
Students that take courses through the English Language Institute Students will receive a placement recommendation at the completion of their ESL program with the assistance of Robert Nechols. To contact the English Language Institute about your next steps for placement, please email or call:
Robert Nechols, ELI Director
Attention students with disabilities
If you have a documented disability, submitted documentation to the Disability Services Office (DSO) and require assistance with the questionnaire, please contact the DSO at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Library/Learning Resource Center, Ground Floor
While we continue to work remotely to meet your needs and answer your questions, our recommended form of communication is email at TestingCenter@sunywcc.edu.
Standards and Guidelines
The Testing Center Subscribes to National College Testing Association (NTCA) Professional Standards and Guidelines.