Academic Building, Room 4260
Mon-Thu, 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.*
Sat, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.*
*Closed Friday and Saturday during summer sessions
The Testing Centers at the Marple Campus and at Branch Locations are open for in-person and remote testing by scheduled appointments only. Testing is made available by appointment on the following days and times:
- In-person Placement testing at Marple: If you know your DCCC ID number (that is, the number that starts with the letter "P") and have been accepted to the College, you can schedule an appointment by completing and submitting the Placement Test at Marple Scheduling form. If you do not know your DCC ID number, please call either 610-359-5322 or 610-325-2776 to schedule an appointment.
- Monday to Thursday - 9 a.m.,1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
- Friday* - 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
- Saturday* - 9 a.m.
- In-person Placement testing at Branch Locations: We offer placement testing at branch locations on certain days and hours of the week. If you know your DCCC ID number (that is, the number that starts with the letter "P") and have been accepted to the College, you can schedule an appointment at one of our branch locations by completing and submitting the Placement Test at Branch Locations Scheduling form. If you do not know your DCC ID number, please call either 610-359-5322 or 610-325-2776 to schedule an appointment.
- Remote Placement testing: To schedule a remote testing session, students should contact the testing center at firstname.lastname@example.org call 610-325-2776 .
- Monday to Thursday - Test times available between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
- Friday* - Test times available between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
- Saturday -- Test times available between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
*Please note that the College is closed for all in-person testing during the summer terms.
To schedule a testing session, either onsite or remote, students can contact the testing center at email@example.com or call 610-325-2776.
Visit dccc.edu/testing-center for more information.
Please note that students can waive the placement test with the appropriate SAT or ACT scores or other measures (see below for eligible scores). New students that are not eligible to waive the placement test are required to test for English composition, reading and mathematics. Test results indicate your current skills in these academic areas and will help you and your counselor plan your academic schedule, including any remedial courses that may be necessary.
Overall, the placement test consists of two parts: an English or ESL Part and a Math Part. If your primary spoken language is other than English, you may be asked to take the ESL Part, which includes ESL Grammar, ESL Listening, ESL Writing (that is, ESL Writeplacer), and ESL Reading Skills sections. On the other hand, if you are a native English speaker, you will be asked to take the English Part, which includes English writing (that is, Writeplacer) and English Reading Comprehension (Next-Generation Reading) sections. Finally, the Math Part consists of three sections: (1) Next-Generation Arithmetic, (2) Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning Algebra, and Statistics, and (3) Next-Generation Advanced Algebra and Functions. Depending on your performance, you may be asked to take one or two sections of the Math test. All parts and sections of the placement test are computer-based, and while the tests and sections are untimed, you should plan on spending at least two hours taking the tests.
You are encouraged to prepare for the placement test. To review for the placement test, visit accuplacer.collegeboard.org. You will find sample questions on the website and the option to purchase a study app for your computer that will give you much more review.
Before students can schedule placement examinations a Delaware County Community College application must be submitted. Students receive an admissions package shortly after applications are received that include important information about accessing the student communications portal delaGATE, and registering for placement tests. For questions about placement testing, contact Assessment Services either at
To review the College's placement retesting and placement test score expiration date policies, please click on the two links below:
Placement test for English as a second language
If you have indicated that you need instruction in English as a second language, an ESL placement test is recommended to accurately assess and determine the class placement that is most appropriate for you. To register for an ESL test, contact Assessment Services at
TOEFL - IBT - 80
TOEFL - paper test - 550
IELTS - 6.5
To review for the placement test visit accuplacer.collegeboard.org.
Placement Test Waivers and Exemptions
The following scores and school transcript information may be used to exempt students from taking one of our placement tests and used for college-level placement in English and/or math. Students should have their score reports and/or school transcripts sent to the Assessment Services Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Minimum SAT score of 500 in EBRW and/or score of 530 in Math, taken within the last 5 years. To send official SAT scores, please use the College's school code 2125.
- Minimum ACT score of 18 in Reading and/or score of 20 in Math, taken within the last 5 years. To send official ACT scores, please use the College's school code 3542.
- Minimum PSAT score of 500 in English and/or score of 530 in Math, taken within the last 5 years.
- Minimum Keystone score (or equivalent) of "Proficient" or Advanced" in Literature and/or in Algebra 1, taken within the last 5 years.
- A college transcript indicating students have earned a U.S. college degree or have passed college-level English or math at an accredited U.S. college or university.
- For English placement, a score of 3 on the AP English Lit/Com Exam, taken with the last 5 years.
- For English placement, a high school transcript with a GPA of 3.25 or greater for 3 years from an American high school with grades in all English classes "B" or higher.
- For math placement, a high school transcript with GPA or 3.00 or greater for 3 years from an American high school with grades in Algebra II and all other math classes of "B" or higher.
Please note that all test scores and high school transcripts should be within 5 years of the student starting classes.