Student Assessment

The Student Assessment & Placement Centers focus on providing objective, relevant, and timely information to students that will allow accurate course placements using multiple measures. We aim to provide a comfortable, supportive, and inclusive environment that aims to assess student's skill levels to maximize student success. We endeavor to advise students about their placements in a caring and compassionate manner through our knowledgeable and professional team. Students looking to take courses at MCC should follow these steps for course placement:

Placement at Middlesex

At MCC, we use multiple measures and guided self-placement for course placement. Course placement is designed to maximize student outcomes by determining student readiness for college-level coursework.

Students can be placed into college-level course work based on previous college course work, SAT scores, ACT Scores, high school GPA, GED or HiSet Scores. Students new to MCC that cannot place with any other measure can place into courses using guided self placement. You need to first complete an online Admissions application in order to place in courses.

We are offering virtual information sessions on course placement. In these sessions, we will review how to use multiple measures and self-placement. A zoom link will be sent to you the day before your scheduled appointment. If you do not receive your zoom link, please check you spam/junk mail box. This is not a testing appointment.

Click here to sign up for a placement information session.

Review the Virtual Placement Information Session Presentation


Other Services:

      A placement exam for students that cannot be placed using other multiple measures or self-placement

CLEP (Coming Soon)
     Students can take CLEP to earn credit for courses that they have prior knowledge of.

TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills)
     Admission requirement for the Nursing Program

Proctored Exams
     Exam proctoring for extended time and make-up exams for MCC courses

A&P Prerequisite Exam
     Prerequisite exam for BIO 231 Anatomy and Physiology 


Meet Our Team

Contact Us: 

Bedford Campus:                                      
Enrollment Center, Room EC-114                
591 Springs Road                                              
Bedford, MA 01730                                         

Lowell Campus:
Carol Cowan Ctr, Room LC-205
33 Kearney Square
Lowell, MA 01852                                 



Last Modified: 4/13/22