Placement Testing

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Chesapeake College uses ACCUPLACER by College Board for placement testing.

In Order to Take a Placement Test:

  1. Visit the Admissions Desk in the Dorchester Building. You will get a slip of paper to bring to the Testing Center - you must present that slip of paper at the Testing Center in order to test!
  2. You do not need an appointment, but you must arrive at the Testing Center during our placement testing hours. Click here to see the current placement testing hours.
  3. Bring government-issued, current (unexpired) identification, such as a driver’s license or passport.

Policies and Procedures

Chesapeake College is committed to your success. To help you begin reaching your goals, the College offers an assessment service, the ACCUPLACER computer-based placement test. This assessment is used to measure your entry-level skills in mathematics, writing, and reading, the results of which allow academic advisors to assist you with your selection of courses.

No student will be denied admission as a result of test scores. However, you are required to complete the assessment testing as a condition of enrollment, and if your test scores indicate a need for skill development, you may be required to complete the appropriate developmental courses.

If you need additional general information, please contact the Office of Student Services by calling: 410-758-1537, or 410-228-4360, ext. 2250. If you have questions specific to testing, call the Testing Center at 410-822-5400, ext. 2344.

You can also check the online ACCUPLACER Student Guide.

Descriptions of Each Individual Placement Test

Sample Test Questions

Study Guides

Online Test Taking Strategies

Test Reviews