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.
Review the Sample Questions for ACCUPLACER prior to taking your placement tests.
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.
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.
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.
Spring & Fall Semesters
Mon -Thurs 8:30am-2:00pm
Summer Hours :
No appointment - Walk-in Only
No HESI testing started within 1/2 hour of closing.
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.
You must arrive at least half hour (30 minutes) prior to end of testing time for registration and payment. In example, if the end time is at 2 PM, please arrive by 1:30 PM. No HESI A2 tests will be started after that time.
(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 photo ID must be presented at the test location to be eligible to take the HESI-A2 exam.
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 email@example.com or by phone at 480-461-7336 for more specific information.
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.
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