We are a multiple use facility that offers testing services for college course placement (into English, reading and math classes), English as a Second Language, faculty make-up exams, program specific testing, workforce certification, correspondence and eLearning testing. Our goal is to provide quality testing services to our community while ensuring test integrity and providing accurate and complete testing information.

Things to note

  • The last test must be started one hour before we close. See our hours for testing. Allow yourself enough time to finish your placement testing.

    • 'New to college' students, allow two to three hours

    • 'Single subject retesting', allow one to two hours

    • 'ESL' testing, allow one hour

  • You will receive your placement test results and recommended course placement when you finish testing.

  • Photo Identification is required for all testing.



ACCUPLACER is an adaptive test used for course placement into English, reading and math courses. It is a computerized test with no time limit. The questions are chosen for you on the basis of your answers to previous questions. This adaptive technique selects just the right questions for your ability level. Since the test is untimed you can give each question as much thought as you wish. You can change your answer to a particular question before moving on to the next question, but you cannot leave a question or come back to it later to change your answer.

We recommend that you review the ACCUPLACER sample questions before testing.

ACCUPLACER also has a web based app to guide you through practice tests.

Also take a look at these sites for additional practice:

CELSA - English as a Second Language

This test (CELSA) is paper and pencil and is used for course placement into the English as a Second Language program for both English and Reading. This test takes 45 minutes to complete and consists of 75 multiple choice questions. The test is written only and does not include a listening or spoken portion. The scores and recommended course placement are given to the student immediately upon test completion.

Faculty Make-up Exams

Services are available for students who need to make-up an instructor's exam due to illness or personal conflicts. Faculty members complete an 'Instruction for Exam Administration' form available in either the Testing Center, their department office, or via the Internet.  

Download the Instructor blue sheet here.

Tests are administered according to the faculty instructions.

Due to space and staff limitations, it is not possible to accommodate entire classes for testing or large groups of students who need to retest. Faculty must coordinate with their department office for a substitute if necessary. Completed faculty exams are picked up from the Testing Center by the instructor for grading. 

HESI A2 Entrance Exam for Nursing Program

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HESI A2 Please Note

Spring & Fall Semesters
Mon -Thurs 8:30am - 1:30pm
Friday 10:30am - 12noon

Summer Hours :
Mon-Thurs 7:30am - 1:30pm
Friday Closed

No appointment - Walk-in Only
Current Photo ID required
4-hour time limit

Detailed information about the Evolve Reach Nursing Admission Assessment Exam (HESI) is available on the nursing website.

Please Note

You must arrive at least  30 minutes  prior to the beginning of your HESI AZ Exam for registration and payment. 

HESI A2 testing will be limited during the week of finals (mid-May). Seating is limited and based on a first come/first serve basis. A current Photo ID is required for all testing.

(Please Note: If you are taking the HESI A2 test for another college outside of the Maricopa district, there will be an additional proctoring fee of $20.00 AND remember to take all the sections of the HESI A2 testing, including the science sections)

The HESI A2 exam is offered at the Mesa Community College Red Mountain campus Mesquite Building, Enrollment Services located at Power Road & McKellips Road in East Mesa. Please call the Testing Services at Red Mountain for more information: 480-654-7811. A testing fee of $40.00 must be paid to the Cashier's office in advance. A copy of the paid receipt and a current photo ID must be presented at the test location to be eligible to take the HESI-A2 exam.

eLearning Proctoring, Certification Exams, and Remote Testing

Proctored Testing for other Colleges and Certification Testing

Proctoring of correspondence, eLearning, and certification exams are available by appointment only at our Southern and Dobson location. The proctoring fee is $20.00 for up to three hours. This testing is done by special arrangement. Please contact The Testing Center by email at testing@mesacc.edu or by phone at 480-461-7336 for more specific information.

Remote Testing

Are you looking for a testing center close to your home? The Consortium of College Testing Centers, sponsored by the National College Testing Association, can help put you in touch with a college testing center. Contact one of the listed colleges to get information about placement testing for other colleges, proctored exam services for online classes or other testing needs. Prospective students from around the country can arrange to have their placement testing done in advance, close to home and then have the placement test results mailed or faxed to Mesa Community College, Testing Center. Any test results mailed or faxed to MCC must include the name of the student and Maricopa College student ID number. The  test we will accept for course placement is ACCUPLACER.

The CCTC website can be found at http://www.ncta-testing.org/cctc/find.php.