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Placement Testing

Next-Gen ACCUPLACER tests your knowledge in math, reading and writing. More than 1,500 institutions administer Next-Gen ACCUPLACER tests as part of the enrollment process. These tests help identify your strengths and needs in each subject area. Next-Gen ACCUPLACER interactive learning tools are available to help you sharpen your skills. Academic advisors and counselors use your Next-Gen ACCUPLACER test results along with information about your academic background, goals and interests to help you take courses that match your skill level and provide the best opportunities for success.

NoteNOTE: If you have a final, official S.C. high school transcript with a weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher from the last five years or qualifying SAT or ACT scores, the Next-Gen ACCUPLACER Placement Test is not required.

How Does Next-Gen ACCUPLACER Work?

Thanks to Next-Gen ACCUPLACER's online format, the test questions are based on your responses to each question you've already answered. Questions increase or decrease in difficulty depending on your answers as you work through the test. No need to worry - the test is user friendly and designed for individuals with little computer experience. Next-Gen ACCUPLACER tests are untimed, so you can move at a comfortable pace. It's important to give yourself enough time to do your best and complete the test because your results are the key factor in determining the courses you take. Your results will be available immediately after you take the test.

Test Requirements

girl with IDTo take the placement test you need:

  • A valid picture ID (school ID, driver’s license, passport or military ID)
  • Last four digits of your Social Security number

Testing Services will provide scratch paper and a pencil. A personal hand-held calculator is not allowed; however, a pop-up calculator is available on a question-by-question basis on the math test when it may appropriately help you answer the questions. Students usually take approximately two hours to complete the entire test.

If testing for TTC, there is no fee for taking the placement test the first time, but there is a $25 fee for retesting. TTC students are allowed a maximum of three testing attempts per test section. (Writing, Reading and Math) per 12-month period.

If testing for entrance to another college, there is a $40 service fee made payable at the TTC Business Office. Prior to testing, you must contact the college you wish to attend to register for a Remote Placement Test for that college.

Test Preparation

Practice ensures Next-Gen ACCUPLACER Placement Test success. It is important that your Next-Gen ACCUPLACER scores accurately represent your skills and knowledge. Next-Gen ACCUPLACER offers tools and resources to help you prepare for the tests. Sharpening your academic skills by answering sample test questions in reading, writing and math can lead you to improve and can help boost your confidence when you take the actual tests. This exercise is especially helpful if you've been away from school for more than a year. The math section starts in arithmetic, so brush up on the basics!

For more information about Next-Gen ACCUPLACER tests, click here.

Test Scores

You will receive a copy of your test scores immediately after testing. The test results will help your academic advisor determine where you should begin your academic coursework. Your scores indicate your strengths and weaknesses in relation to college-level work. TTC offers developmental courses in math, reading and English skills. Writing and reading scores are valid for five years and math scores are valid for two years. 

After Testing

The Hub will provide information concerning test scores and retesting options, and will assign you an academic advisor. The placement test is not a pass/fail test; however, some academic programs have mandatory scores for program admission. Testing Services does not interpret scores.

Students with Disabilities

If you require a disability-related testing accommodation, contact Services for Students with Disabilities for information. All students seeking testing accommodations must have approval from Services for Students with Disabilities prior to testing.

Out-of-Area Students

If you are currently living or working some distance away from the college (in another part of the state or in another state), Testing Services can help you complete your placement test though an Next-Gen ACCUPLACER remote test site near you. To set up your testing at a site near you, call 843.574.6684 or 843.574.6334. We will help you make the necessary arrangements.

 

 

Next-Gen ACCUPLACER Testing Hours

Thornley Campus (formerly Main Campus)
Bldg. 410, Rm. 202
843.574.6410
Monday-Thursday,
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-12 noon
Saturday, 9 a.m. only (call for dates)

NOTE: Walk-in Next-Gen ACCUPLACER testing is available on Thornley Campus 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-12 noon on Friday. Some Saturday morning testing is available at 9 a.m. Contact Thornley Campus Testing for Saturday availability.

Palmer Campus
Rm. 226
843.722.5516
Monday-Thursday,
8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
Friday,
8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

NOTE: Call for Next-Gen ACCUPLACER testing appointment.

Berkeley Campus
Rm. 111
843.899.8079
Monday-Thursday,
9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

NOTE: Call for Next-Gen ACCUPLACER testing appointment.

Mount Pleasant Campus
Rm. 143B
843.958.5810
Monday-Thursday,
8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.- 12 noon

NOTE: Call for Next-Gen ACCUPLACER testing appointment.

St. Paul’s Parish Site
Rm. 100A
843.323.3800

NOTE: Call for Next-Gen ACCUPLACER testing appointment.

Dorchester County QuickJobs Training Center
Rm. 102
843.574.2591

NOTE: Call for Next-Gen ACCUPLACER testing appointment.

After submitting your admission application, contact Testing Services to schedule an appointment to test. Thornley Campus is the only campus that offers walk-in testing. Schedule an appointment at all other campuses.

NOTE: Testing Services is closed when the college is closed. On student holidays, noon is the last available time for placement testing on Thornley Campus. Student holiday hours vary at other campus locations.