Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Test Preparation Classes

Test Preparation

Schedule Dates Time Location Cost
TOEFL Prep Course TR, 1/16-4/12 8:05-10:05 p.m. Marple $375
English as a Second Language TR, 1/16-4/3 8:05-10:05 p.m. Marple $349
SAT Prep Course: Math R, 1/25-3/1 6-7:30 p.m. Marple $159/$199
SAT Prep Course: Verbal & Reading R, 1/25-3/1 7:35-9:05 p.m. Marple $159/$199
Refresher Course: Math TR, 2/13-3/1 7-9 p.m. Marple $179/$219
English as a Second Language TR, 2/13-4/26 7-9 p.m. Upper Darby $349
English as a Second Language MW, 2/26-5/14 6-8:30 p.m. Marple $349
SAT Prep Course: Math S, 2/24-4/14 10-11:30 a.m. Marple $159/$199
SAT Prep Course: Verbal & Reading S, 2/24-4/14 11:35 a.m.-1:05 p.m. Marple $159/$199
English as a Second Language TR, 3/13-5/22 7-9 p.m. Exton $349
Refresher Course: Grammar & Vocabulary TR, 3/20-4/5 7-9 p.m. Marple $179/$219

SAT Prep Course: Verbal & Reading Comprehension
Helps develop test-taking skills and strategies through exercises in vocabulary, reading, writing and grammar. Covers comprehension of short and long passages, analysis of fiction and nonfiction writings, SAT-type vocabulary, and recognition of grammatical errors in sentence and paragraph structure. No actual composition writing is involved; see separate Essay Writing course below. All questions are multiple-choice. Book included.

YTH 9186 / Length: 9 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $159; Non-Sponsoring $199

CRN 2613 Thursdays
Jan. 25-March 1
7:35-9:05 p.m. Marple
CRN 194 Saturdays
Feb. 24-April 14
11:35 a.m.-1:05 p.m. Marple

SAT Prep Course: Math 
Covers math, algebra and geometry with emphasis on problem solving and interpretation of data. Book included.

YTH 9187 / Length: 9 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $159; Non-sponsoring $199

CRN 2712 Thursdays
Jan. 25-March 1
6-7:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 193 Saturdays
Feb. 24-April 14
10-11:30 a.m. Marple

Refresher Courses

These refresher courses will help students prepare for starting college or preparing for a standardized test. These courses are designed for native English speakers only.

This math course is designed to refresh math skills. Basic math and algebra will be covered.

CAR 5617 / Length: 12 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $179; Non-Sponsoring $219

CRN 3081 Tues & Thurs
Feb. 13-March 1
7-9 p.m. Marple

Grammar & Vocabulary
Learn new words, their spellings, pronunciations, definitions and how to use each correctly in a sentence. Students will practice paragraph formation.

CAR 5618 / Length: 12 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $179; Non-sponsoring $219

CRN 3082 Tues & Thurs
March 20-April 5
7-9 p.m. Marple


This series of courses help you prepare for the GED® test leading to the Pennsylvania High School Equivalency Diploma. Students should be at an 8th-10th grade proficiency level before registering for these courses. Call 610-359-5025 for course questions.

GED Test
Marple Campus is approved as a testing center for the GED Exams. Visit to create a profile, find a testing center, register and pay for the exams. GED is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education and may not be used or reproduced without the express written consent of the American Council on Education.

TOEFL Prep Course

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®) Prep
Skill-building practice in listening, grammar, reading and writing for students registering for the TOEFL exam. Also provides test-taking strategies. This is a test-preparation course for students who are already fluent in English. Does not include instruction in ESL. Book included. No class the week of 3/13-3/18.

CAR 3311 / Length: 48 hours
Cost: $375

CRN 282 Tuesdays & Thursdays
January 16-April 12
8:05-10:05 p.m. Marple


English as a Second Language
Provides beginning, intermediate and advanced instruction in listening, speaking, reading and writing English. Students are grouped according to their current ability after assessment process at the first class. All levels may not be available at every location. Book with CD included. NOTE: Students will all be tested on the first night of class. The results will place students in qualifying levels: beginners, intermediate, or advanced. Classes will begin the week after testing. No class 7/3-6.

CSP 5021 / Length: 40 hours
Cost: $349

CRN 1467
Mandatory Placement Test 1/16
Tues & Thurs
Jan. 16-April 3
8:05-10:05 p.m. Marple
CRN 1466
Mandatory Placement Test 2/13
Tues & Thurs
Feb. 13-April 26
7-9 p.m. Upper Darby
CRN 2888
Mandatory Placement Test 2/26
Mon & Wed
Feb. 26-May 14
6-8:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 3348
Mandatory Placement Test 3/13
Tues & Thurs
March 13-May 22
7-9 p.m. Exton

Online Intermediate Level ESL
This online course provides instruction at an intermediate/high level in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar, all while learning about the “Great City of Philadelphia”. To see if this course is right for you take an assessment online at

CSP 9332 / Length: 40 hours
Cost: $349