ACCUPLACER College Skills Placement Test


  SPECIAL HOURS  [see also Regular Hours]  
West Windsor Campus Testing Center
* Thursday, August 22, 2019 - CLOSED
* Saturday, August 24, 2019 - OPEN
* Saturday, August 31, 2019 - CLOSED
* Monday, September 2, 2019 (Labor Day) - CLOSED
James Kerney Campus Testing/Learning Center
Placement test appointments are available for the following times:
     Monday through Thursday at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 4 p.m.;
     Friday at 10 a.m.; Saturday at 9 a.m.

Who Must Test

Students enrolling at Mercer may be required to take a placement test. Available at the Testing Center on both campuses, the exam measures skills in reading. Placements into Math courses are made by looking at a student's previous coursework and other factors. A small number of students may be asked to take a placement test to show their readiness for pre-calculus or calculus. Placement test results will not affect admission to the college; however, the scores will determine eligibility for certain courses and programs.

The following students are advised to take the placement test:

Arrangements for Testing
After completing a college admissions application, students may arrange to take the placement test by contacting the preferred testing location: the Academic Testing Center at the West Windsor Campus (609-570-3295 or e-mail or the Testing Center at the James Kerney Campus (609-570-3151 or e-mail

Special accommodations for testing may be arranged through the Office of Special Services at 609-570-3525.

Students who have taken the test at another college should arrange for an official copy of scores to be sent by e-mail to, by fax to 609-570-3872, or by mail to:

Academic Testing Center - LB208
Mercer County Community College
P.O. Box 17202
Trenton, NJ 08690

Payment, Testing Times

Students are permitted to retake the English placement test one time. There is no charge for initial testing; however, a retest requires a $25 fee. Only one retest is permitted per student. The retest fee or receipts are due at the time of your retest. There is no retest available for the placement tests for pre-calculus or calculus.

The test is available routinely by appointment during our office hours at both the Academic Testing Center on the West Windsor Campus (WWC: 609-570-3295) and the Testing Center at the James Kerney Campus (JKC: 609-570-3151). We are additionally able to accommodate walk-ins most days at the WWC Academic Testing Center.

Sample Tests

Accuplacer NextGen Reading
ESL sample test
  Practice Materials:
EdReady Online Mathematics Practice
MAT 135 Challenge Test practice/review

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How to purchase the ACCUPLACER mobile app.

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