Placement testing is required of all entering full and part-time
matriculated students and those entering a certificate program, unless
they have been waived from the placement test. Erie Community College
administers the ACCUPLACER computer-based placement test to students
prior to their enrollment in college classes. The test is used to gather
information to place you in math and English/ESL classes for which you
are best prepared and in which you are most likely to succeed.
The entire test takes approximately two (2) hours to complete. The ESL
ACCUPLACER for students whose dominant language is not English may be
slightly longer due to the additional tests.
The following tests are administered in ACCUPLACER for English speaking students:
The following tests are administer to ESL Students or students who are dominant in a language other than English:
No appointment is required. Students should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to noted start time. Photo ID is required and you must know your student ID number (found on your acceptance letter).
RISE or Readying Incoming Students for Excellence is a FREE program that will prepare you for your college career at ECC. RISE has two components: English skills and math skills. Each RISE component consists of a 5-day workshop and a placement test opportunity. Students can attend the workshops prior to taking ECC's placement test or to prepare to retake the placement test.
For more information or to register, contact one of the Pathways Office’s offices below.
A signed request for Release of ACCUPLACER Results must be submitted to the Placement Testing Office. There is a $5 charge to students who have previously attended Erie Community College and a $20 charge to students who have never attended Erie Community College. (Certified Check or money order is required) Upon receipt of request with payment, Erie Community College will forward your results to the identified academic institution within five (5) business days.
Remote testing for Out of Town Students provides the option of testing at another academic institution if you reside more than a two-hour drive from an ECC campus. Please complete the Remote Placement Testing Request Form and forward it as indicated. An ECC placement testing representative will contact the proctor to set up the details of the remote ACCUPLACER test. It is up to you to identify a testing center or academic institution in your area willing to proctor the ACCUPLACER exam. Any proctoring fee incurred with remote testing is responsibility of the student.
Requests for proctoring services must be submitted to the Placement Testing Office for review. Upon receiving full proctoring requirements information, you will be notified within five working days if your request is accepted or denied. A proctoring fee is required for both Paper Based and Computer/Internet Based exams. A Request for Proctoring Services must be completed in full by both the student and the academic institution permitting a proctored exam.
The North Campus testing center proctors a variety of professional and certification exams for PSI Online. These exams are available to students and the community. PSI Exams Online handle all scheduling and the collection of exam fees. The exams take place at ECC's North Campus Testing Center at 6205 Main St. in Williamsville in room G109. For more information, please call (716) 270-4693.