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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Assessment Services

Assessment Services

The Testing Center at the Marple Campus is open on a limited basis for onsite (face-to-face) testing by scheduled appointments only. Onsite testing will be made available by appointment on the following days and times: 

  • In-person Placement testing: Monday to Wednesday - 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • In-person Pearson VUE : Thursday and Friday - 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Saturday - 9 a.m.
  • In-person PRAXIS: Thursday and Friday - 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • In-person CLEP: Monday - 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • In-person TEAS: Every other week, Tuesday - 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

For Placement Testing, students are encouraged to test remotely. Remote testing for the Placement test is available upon request and must meet equipment requirements for test takers' devices. To schedule a testing session, either onsite or remote, students should contact the testing center at testingcenter@dccc.eduor call 610-325-2776.

IMPORTANT: All students must wear face covering and be screened when entering buildings. When you enter the Academic Building, note that hallways are marked for traffic. Please make sure you follow the marked signs; and understand there may be some casual contact in certain areas that is unavoidable. Please make sure you keep to one side as you walk through out the College. When you get to 4260 (fourth floor), please wait at the designated area and at the floor markings ensuring that you are 6-feet away from other test takes until you are called.

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).

If you have visited the Assessment Services office, please take a few minutes and give us feedback by completing our Assessment Services Satisfaction Survey


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.

Visit www.dccc.edu/testing-center for more information.


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 accuplacer.collegeboard.org.

For students whose English is a second language, an ESL placement test is available. More information and study materials can be found at 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 for college-level placement in English and/or math. Students should have their score reports and/or school transcripts sent ot the Assessment Services Office (assess@dccc.edu).

  • Minimum SAT score of 500 in ERW 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 English 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 4 years from an American high school with grades in all English classes "B" or higher.
  • For math placment, a high school transcript with GPA or 3.00 or greater for 3 years from an American high school with grades in all math classes "B" or higher.

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.

Visit www.dccc.edu/trasfer-into-college for more information.


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!

Visit www.dccc.edu/credit-prior-learning for more information