Please review the information on placement testing. Determine if you need to take placement testing and how to schedule a test.
Do I need to take placement testing?
Many current or future HACC students need to take placement tests. You need to take placement testing if:
Why do I need to take placement testing?
Placement test determine what level of classes will best meet your needs in English and math.
Am I exempt from testing?
Some students are exempt from portions of the placement test because of prior course work or other test scores.
You are exempt from placement testing if you:
You are exempt from the reading placement test if you:
You are exempt from the writing placement test if you:
You are exempt from the reading and writing placement test if you:
You are exempt from the math placement test if you:
You are exempt from the ESL placement test if you:
Contact your campus testing center or Welcome Center prior to taking the test to learn more about exemptions.
How do I prepare for the placement test?
HACC uses the College Board's ACCUPLACER placement test. Your placement tests are not a pass or fail, but we do want you to prepare to ensure you succeed and do your best. Performing well on your placement test will ensure that you can enroll in the best-fit classes.
How do I set up a time to take my placement test?
Start preparing for the placement testing once you receive your admission letter. Placement testing is available without an appointment at these locations:
How should I prepare for the day of the test?
What do I need to bring to on the day of the test?
HACC requires photo identification. Approved forms of photo identification are:
Note: We do not permit children in the test center. We do not permit cell phones, calculators or electronic devices.
What should I do after I complete the test?
After completing placement testing, schedule your new student orientation. An advisor will interpret your scores and help you choose courses.
What is the re-testing policy?
We allow all students to re-take the Placement Test after waiting at least two weeks after the initial test date.
It is recommended that students wait six months after the second re-test before re-testing. The initial test and first re-test are free of charge. Any subsequent retests will incur a $25 non-refundable fee.
Who do I ask about accommodations before I take the test?
How can I prepare for the First Year Seminar test-out exam?
Students interested in testing out of the 1-credit First Year Seminar should use the "On Course" textbook for preparation, available at most bookstores. Additionally, a set of flashcards is available free online. Students should also be familiar with the OnCourse principles, outlined here.
For information regarding the First Year Seminar test-out exam, please visit the links below:
Test-out Form (for all campuses other than the Harrisburg Campus)
Where can I find information regarding the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)?
For information about scheduling the TEAS exam for nursing, please click here. Students should not schedule a TEAS exam until after consulting with an advisor.