The STEM Center at Delaware County Community College

New Students / Achieving the Dream

Contact Information

Testing Center
Room 4260
610-325-2776  

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday - 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.*
Saturday - 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.*
Sunday - Closed

Math and Science Testing Center 
Room 1180
610-359-5076

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday - 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.*
Saturday and Sunday - Closed

Prometric and Pearson Vue Testing Center
Room 4260
610-325-2776

Monday- Wednesday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday - Closed
Friday - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.*
Saturday - 9 a.m.-2 p.m.*
Sunday - Closed

* Closed during summer sessions

Testing Centers

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Testing is offered in the Testing Center in Room 4260, the Math and Science Testing Center in Room 1180 and the Prometric and Pearson Vue Testing Center in Room 4260 on the Marple Campus. Exam registration information for Prometric can be found at www.prometric.com. Exam registration and information for Pearson Vue can be found at www.pearsonvue.com.

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

1.  In order to take any test  a DCCC ID or current state photo ID is required. 

2. Current students taking an exam, must know the instructor's name. You will be permitted to have with you only what your instructor has specified on the test direction sheet. 

3. All tests must be completed 15 minutes before closing time. Please allow enough time to complete your test.

4.  Appointments are required for any computer-based test. To schedule, contact the Testing Center at 610-325-2776.

Intercollegiate Exams

Students from other colleges may test at Delaware County Community College. A $35 testing fee is required. Contact the Testing Center at 610-325-2776 for more information.

Placement Tests

All students coming into Delaware County Community College take placement tests for English composition, reading and mathematics. Your 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.

To review for the placement test visit: www.collegeboard.org/accuplacer

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.


ACT Exam

You can take the ACT (American College Testing) assessment exam as a national or residual test.

National ACT
Taking the ACT on a national basis provides the opportunity to send your score report to Delaware County Community College or any other institution. You must register online at www.actstudent.org.

Residual ACT
Residual ACT testing is provided to enrolled or admitted students who are unable to test on a national test date. Test scores are reported to Delaware County Community College and are not transferable to other institutions. Residual testing dates are scheduled and administered by the Assessment Center. The test is 4.5 hours in length. The cost for the Residual ACT is $50.00 and a valid photo ID is required. To register for a testing date, contact the Assessment Center.

For test dates and information, visit the events calendar and select "Testing Services" from the drop-down menu.


College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP examinations measure a person’s knowledge of the material covered in introductory college courses. You may have acquired this knowledge in non-traditional settings (on the job, studying on one’s own, etc.). CLEP credit is treated as transfer credit and is awarded only for a passing score. Non-passing scores do not appear on transcripts.

Registration and payment for a CLEP exam is now done online through the CLEP website:  www.collegeboard.com/CLEP. You will be given a voucher number to confirm that you have registered.  Be sure to print your test voucher for the testing center. Your next step after registering online is to call the Assessment Center (610-359-5322) to schedule a date and time to test. You will be asked for the information on the voucher ticket. 

A $35 non-refundable testing fee per exam is due on the day of the test. Payment can be made at the Cashier’s window in Founders Hall prior to testing. Checks can be made payable to Delaware County Community College. The Testing Center is located on the 4th floor of the Academic Building in Room 4260.

To find out more about the CLEP examination and the College’s equivalencies, stop by or contact the Assessment Center, room 2195, 610-359-5322, in the Academic building or visit the CLEP website.

CLEP tests are offered every Monday at the Marple Campus in the testing center located on the 4th floor of the Academic Building in room 4260. The testing times are at 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. After you register and pay for your test at www.collegeboard.org, contact the Assessment Center at 610-359-5320 to schedule a day and time for your test.


English as a Second Language (SLEP)

If your primary spoken language is anything other than English or you were not born in the United States, an ESL placement test is provided.

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.

ESL tests are administered regularly at the Marple campus and the Upper Darby Center; please contact the Assessment Center for other branch location testing information (information top right).