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


STEP 1 - ADMISSIONS APPLICATION
You need to first complete an online Admissions application in order to place in courses.


STEP 2- VIRTUAL PLACEMENT INFORMATION SESSIONS
We are offering virtual information sessions on course placement. In these sessions, we will review how to use multiple measures and self-placement. Sign up for a session and we will e-mail you a Zoom link. This is not a testing appointment.

Wednesday, September 30th at 9:30 AM

Wednesday, October 7th at 10:00 AM

Review the Virtual Information Session PowerPoint

STEP 3 - MULTIPLE MEASURES
In many cases, you can place into college-level English and Mathematics based on your high school GPA, SAT scores, ACT scores or previous college-level courses.
Click here to review our multiple measure criteria for placement.

If you meet the multiple measure criteria for placement, you can send your transcripts or scores to the following locations.
High school transcripts should be sent to admissions@middlesex.mass.edu.
SAT, ACT, GED, or HiSet scores should be sent to placement@middlesex.mass.edu.
College transcripts should be sent to registrar@middlesex.mass.edu.

If you found English and/or Math classes in high school very challenging or had extra help or support provided to you, we strongly encourage you to e-mail ACE@middlesex.mass.edu to make an appointment for a "Make the Right Choice" session to aid you in your course placement.

STEP 4 - GUIDED SELF-PLACEMENT
If you do not meet the multiple measure criteria, you can use guided self-placement for your English and Math courses. Guided self-placement is only for students who have not taken any previous English and Math courses at Middlesex Community College. Returning students wishing to change their placement will need to take the Accuplacer exam.


ENGLISH GUIDED SELF-PLACEMENT
English Self-Placement Guide
Read and work through the Self-Placement Guide. At the end of your evaluation you will determine your English Course Placement. Submit your placement on the English Self-Placement form below.

English Self-Placement Form - use this form to submit your English Course Placement so it can be recorded. 

MATH GUIDED SELF-PLACEMENT
Mathematics Self-Placement Guide
Read and work through the Self-Placement Guide. At the end of your evaluation you will determine your Math Course Placement.
Submit your placement on the Math Self-Placement form below.

Math Self-Placement Form - use this form to submit your Math Course Placement so it can be recorded. 

STEP 5 - "MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE" SESSIONS
If you are unsure of your Guided English or Math self-placement, e-mail ACE@middlesex.mass.edu to request an appointment for a "Make the Right Choice" session. These sessions are designed to provide a refresher in your reading, writing, or math skills and help you make an informed decision based on your skills and motivation.

STEP 6- ACCUPLACER
If you are a Dual Enrollment homeschooler, need to take the A&P Challenge exam, or are trying to place into Calculus, you would need to take Accuplacer. Returning students wishing to change their placement can request to be placed on a waitlist. Due to limited availability in administering Accuplacer, most retesting will resume when the college reopens. To schedule an appointment for Accuplacer, please review the information here and e-mail placement@middlesex.mass.edu.

STEP 7- PLACEMENT CONFIRMATION

Once you have completed the steps above, make sure your placement is confirmed.

  • Students using multiple measures can email placement@middlesex.mass.edu to verify documentation was received.
  • Students using guided self-placement will receive a confirmation email when placements are received.
  • Students using Accuplacer will have their scores recorded by the Placement office upon completion of the test and do not need to confirm placement.

Once your placement is confirmed, please sign up for a New Registration Session – NEWREGZOOM Link

https://sarsweb.middlesex.mass.edu/esars/newregzoom/
Students can use this link to sign up for a session. They will receive a confirmation message with additional information.

 

Other Services:

Multiple Measures Course Placement
     Multiple measure placement criteria for students new to MCC

ACCUPLACER

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

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
     Make-up exams for MCC courses

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

 

Meet Our Team

Contact Us:  placement@middlesex.mass.edu 

Bedford Campus:                                      
Enrollment Center, Room EC-114                
591 Springs Road                                              
Bedford, MA 01730                                         
Fax: (781) 280-3917   

Lowell Campus:
Carol Cowan Ctr, Room LC-205
33 Kearney Square
Lowell, MA 01852
Fax: (978) 656-3279                                   

 

 

Last Modified: 9/25/20