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Testing Schedule

  • Testing Schedule

    ACCUPLACER is an exam given to all matriculated and ESL (English as a Second Language) students entering a degree or certificate program unless you have been waived from the placement test.

    English speaking students are tested in Elementary Algebra, Arithmetic, Reading Comprehension and WritePlacer. ESL Students who are dominant in a language other than English are tested in Elementary Algebra, Arithmetic as well as Reading Skills, Language Use, Sentence Meaning and ESL Listening, ESL WritePlacer. 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.

    Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

    If a student has a physical or mental impairment that requires testing accommodations, she/he must schedule an intake interview with the campus counselor for students with disabilities. The student must provide documentation that indicates the need for accommodations or modifications. During the interview, the counselor determines what accommodations, if any, are appropriate. Only those students who have been interviewed by the counselor for students with disabilities will be permitted to take an accommodated test. Dates and times for accommodated tests vary from campus to campus. For additional information, please contact the Student Access Center office at the campus you plan to attend.

    ACCUPLACER Spring 2019 Testing Schedule

    City Campus
    45 Oak St.
    Buffalo, NY 14203
    Day Date Start Time
    Room Oak 112
    Tuesdays October 2, 2018 - January 15, 2019 
    (No tests November 16, December 25 and January 1)
    9 a.m. or 1 p.m.
    Thursdays December 6, 13, 20, 2018  
    January 3, 10, 17, 2019
    Saturdays January 12, 2019 9 a.m.
    North Campus
    6205 Main St.
    Williamsville, NY 14221
    Day Date Walk in anytime between
    Testing Center - Building G, Room G109
    Mondays October 1, 2018 - January 14, 2019
    (No tests December 24, December 31 and January 21
    9 a.m. through 1 p.m.
    Tuesdays October 2, 2018 - January 15, 2019                                
    (No tests November 16, December 25 and January 1)
    Wednesdays October 3, 2018 - January 15, 2019 
    (No tests November 21 and December 26)
    South Campus
    4041 Southwestern Blvd.
    Orchard Park, NY 14127
    Day Date Start Time
    Building 4, Room 4210
    Thursdays October 4 and 18, 2018
    November 1, 15 and 29, 2018
    December 13 and 20, 2018
    January 3 and 17, 2019
    5 p.m.
    December 15, 2018 9 a.m.
    January 7 and 14, 2019 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.
  • Need Help?

    Placement Testing

    City Campus
    45 Oak Street
    Buffalo, NY 14203
    P: (716) 270-5124
  • Ability to Benefit (ATB)

    All New York State residents who have a foreign high school diploma are required to meet the New York State Ability to Benefit (ATB) standards in order to be eligible for the state's Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).

    To take the Ability to Benefit (ATB) test at SUNY Erie, you must meet the following three requirements:

    1. You must have been admitted to SUNY Erie.
    2. You must seek financial aid awards under the state's Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).
    3. You do not have a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED) from a United States high school.

    Minimum passing ATB scores: ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension 55, Sentence Skills 60 and Arithmetic 34 or CELSA (ESOL) 97 and ACCUPLACER Arithmetic 34.

    You can sit for an Ability to Benefit test during any scheduled ACCUPLACER test-no appointment is required. Within any three-month period, ATB candidates are permitted an initial test and one retest. There must be a two-week waiting period between the initial test and the retest. Students should be encouraged to use the two-week waiting period for study and review of test content areas in which they did not obtain a passing score.