Assessment Services

Assessment Services

Assessment Services, located at the Marple Campus, Room 4260, is here to help ensure students achieve maximum potential at Delaware County Community College. Our services include Testing, Transfer of Credit into the College, Credit for Prior Learning, Academic Advisement, and other services that support students' progress toward their academic goals. For information on any of our services, contact the Assessment Services Office (610-359-5322).

Testing Center

The Testing Center offers placement testing for new students, testing for current students, and for candidates needing to test for CLEP, ACT, Pearson-Vue and Prometric.

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Placement Testing

The first step to putting students on the right path begins with testing to ensure a good fit between an individual's readiness and the rigor of the class. Placement test, SAT or ACT results are used for advising and course placement and do not count as part of an overall GPA.

New students may schedule their placement tests after they receive their acceptance package. Instructions for scheduling exams are detailed in the package. Students may access information and study materials at

For students whose English is a second language, an ESL placement test is available. More information and study materials can be found at 

SAT or ACT scores may be used for placement in math and/or English courses. Students should have their official scores sent to the Assessment Services Office. To send official scores please use the College’s school code 2125 for the SAT and 3542 for the ACT. Scores must be current within 5 years of the student starting classes. To waive the placement test, students must receive the following minimum scores:

English/Reading = SAT verbal: 500; ACT verbal: 18
Math = SAT math: 500; ACT math: 20

If you successfully completed college-level math and English Composition at another college or university, you can waive the placement test. We recommend you transfer the credit to the College to facilitate your registration.

In addition to placement tests, the College offers specialized testing including the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), American College Testing (ACT), and English as a Second Language placement test. For all testing information, see the Testing Center page.

Transfer of Credit into Delaware County Community College

Students can transfer up to 36 credits from an accredited college towards an Associate Degree.  Students working on a certificate may transfer up to half of the total credits for that certificate.

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Credit for Prior Learning

Prior learning can be evaluated for College credit through the use of standardized tests or the submission of a portfolio containing certificates, transcripts and other information that documents college-level learning earned outside a formal classroom.

Change of curriculum and advisor assignment are also handled by Assessment Services. We’re here to help!

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