Assessment Services

Assessment Services is here to help ensure students achieve maximum potential at Delaware County Community College. 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 www.accuplacer.collegeboard.org.

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), General Education Development (GED), and English as a Second Language placement test. For all testing information, see the Testing Centers page.

Transfer of credit from other colleges, change of curriculum, and change of advisor are also handled by Assessment Services. We’re here to help!

Exam registration information for Prometric can be found at www.prometric.com. Exam registration and information for Pearson Vue can be located at www.pearsonvue.com.

Minors may not accompany anyone in the testing center and may not wait unattended on college property.