All testing is by appointment only

To Request Information or to Schedule an Appointment: Contact the Academic Testing Center (ATC)  by email at testingcenter@rc.edu, by telephone at 248-218-2137, or in person in the Testing Center which is located in the Career Resource Center (CRC), room 207, in the Ham Library Building.

 

Makeup Exams and Accommodations Testing:

  • Appointment must be made at least 24 hours in advance of requested date/time of testing.
  • When requesting an appointment, be sure to indicate course name and/or number, name of instructor, name of specific exam to be taken (ex: quiz #3), and a contact telephone number.
  • Please arrive on time for scheduled appointment, and be considerate of other students who are testing by entering the room quietly.

 

Accuplacer Placement Testing Information:
Testing is by appointment only

For More Information or to Schedule an Appointment: contact the Academic Testing Center (ATC) at 248-218-2137 or testingcenter@rc.edu.

Location: The ATC is located in room 207 on the 2nd floor of the Ham Library building in the Career Resource Center

TIP: Scheduling an appointment for placement testing before registering for classes may prevent the need for changing your schedule later.

Who Can Benefit From Placement Testing?
Accuplacer exams are placement tests that help determine which course a student should be placed in according to the student’s ability to pass the class successfully. A student may be placed in certain remedial courses that will not count toward a degree when ACT or SAT scores are not available for the advisor to use for placement or when the scores do not meet the minimum requirement. In either situation, the student has the option to take one or both Accuplacer exams. Upon receiving at least the minimum required score, the student may be placed into a higher level course which can save time and tuition expense.

Fee:
• There is a $15 per exam fee which must be paid to the Business Office Cashier located in the Associates Campus Center building (CC). Receipt must be shown as proof of payment at testing appointment.

Testing Day:
• Bring receipt from Business Office as proof of payment.
• Bring a photo ID as proof of identity such as Driver’s License or school ID.
• All electronic devices, including cell phone, must be turned off and stored out of sight while in the testing center.
• Students will typically receive an Accuplacer score at test completion; however, some WritePlacer essay tests are randomly pulled for hand scoring, and the results will not be available until 2-3 business days following the test date.
• The WritePlacer and WritePlacer ESL exams are 1 hour timed exams

• The math exam is not timed and typically takes 20 minutes or less

More Accuplacer information and practice tests may be found at https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/

 

 

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CLEP Testing Information:

Rochester College is a limited testing facility; therefore, CLEP tests are offered only to Rochester College students. 

All CLEP exams must be completed by the end of the second semester student is enrolled at Rochester College; however, student may not receive credit for a test taken during his/her final semester.  In addition, students may not seek CLEP credit for courses taken at Rochester College which they failed in regular attendance or by examination. Effective October 17, 2014, the waiting period for retesting is three months.

Making an appointment:

  • CLEP tests are non-refundable.  Before scheduling a CLEP test appointment, it is best for students to first check with their advisor to be sure the course/credits are needed for the degree the student is seeking.
  • Visit http://clep.collegeboard.org/exam to view available exams.  Note: Rochester College does not grant credit for the College Mathematics CLEP exam.
  • To schedule an appointment, contact the Test Administrator in the Academic Testing Center (ATC) at: 248-218-2137 or testingcenter@rc.edu 

Fees and Payment Method:

  • CLEP Test Fee:  The CLEP exam fee must be paid online before exam appointment. Effective July 1, 2017, the new CLEP fee will be $85.  The current $80 fee will apply to all exams purchased through June 30, 2017.  The CLEP website and publications will be updated by July 1st to reflect the price change.  Questions regarding the new fee may be emailed to clep@collegeboard.org.
  • NOTE: Before purchasing a CLEP exam, it is a good idea to check with your advisor to be sure the course/credit is needed for the degree you are seeking as CLEP test are non-refundable.  It is also important to contact the ATC to schedule an appointment before purchasing the exam or as soon as possible after purchase as the exam tickets/vouchers expire after 6 months. Visit the CLEP website, http://clep.collegeboard.org/register/exam, and create an account using the My Account feature to register and pay for CLEP exams.   Study materials may also be purchased on the My Account page.  After signing up for a CLEP exam on My Account, a registration ticket/voucher is issued to confirm the CLEP exam purchase.  This voucher # is required in order to test on the appointment day.  
  • Rochester College Administration Fee:  Rochester College charges a $40 administrative fee. Test-takers must pay the administrative fee to the Cashier in the Business Office located in the Associates Campus Center building prior to the test appointment.  The receipt must be presented to the Test Administrator as proof of payment before testing.
  • Credit Posting Fee:  There is an additional fee of $30 per credit hour for posting credit to student’s transcript.  This fee will be charged to the student’s account after the Registrar has received an official CLEP score report with a qualifying score from College Board.

What to Bring on Testing Day:

  • Receipt for Administrative Fee: Bring receipt from the Business Office Cashier as proof of payment.
  • Photo ID:  One form of ID that includes a photo and signature must be presented for testing.
  • Ticket/Voucher Number:  The ticket/voucher can be printed from the website to bring to the student’s test appointment; however, the voucher number is all that is needed.
  • Do not bring any electronic device to the testing center – they are strictly prohibited.

Study Guides and Helpful Information:

  • CLEP tests are computerized exams.  Students will receive a test score report immediately following an exam with the exception of the College Composition exam which has a 2-3 week grading period.
  • Practice tests, and other valuable information regarding CLEP exams may be viewed using the following link: http://clep.collegeboard.org/ – select the “CLEP for test-takers” in the upper right hand corner.
  • Study guides are also available for use in the Career Services office.

CLEP Contact Information:

 

ACT Testing Information

 

 

ACT Prep Guide

 

SAT Testing Information

 

SAT Prep Guide