Welcome to Testing Services

Contact Testing Services

Southern & Dobson

Building: 38
P: 480-461-7480   F: 480-844-3257

Red Mountain

Building: RDM-M
P: 480-654-7811   F: 480-844-3257

Hours

Available testing hours

NEW - Updated Course Placement Information

Students who satisfy the following high school GPA requirements are encouraged to use their overall, unweighted high school GPA instead of ACCUPLACER (including WritePlacer) placement exams.  Unofficial transcripts, hand carried, can be used for course placement.

Unweighted GPA’s for students who attended high school within the past ten (10) years, will now be taken into consideration for course placement, as long as the unweighted GPA is 2.6 or higher.  Students may be eligible to place directly into college level English, Reading and Math courses without taking the ACCUPLACER exams.   Please talk to Testing Center Staff, Enrollment Services Staff or an Academic Advisor for more details.  This change went into effect October 4, 2018 for Spring Semester 2019 enrollment.

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Requirements for Testing at a Maricopa Testing Center

  • Must have a Maricopa Enterprise Identification (MEID) and Student ID# (8-digits, starts with a 3)
  • Current, valid photo identification, including valid Student ID’s is required. Some specialized test programs have very specific identification requirements.
  • If you have attended high school within the last ten years, please bring a copy of your unofficial high school transcript that includes a cumulative, unweighted GPA.
  • Please Note:  Official high school and/or college transcripts will need to be sent directly to the Admissions Office from your high school or college (school-to-school) in a sealed envelope.  Official transcripts are used for Financial Aid Eligibility and the transfer of college credit from other accredited institutions.
  • New-to-college students can find step-by-step instructions on how to Become a Student  at: https://www.maricopa.edu/become-a-student.

You can take your placement test at any of our sister colleges.  Some Maricopa colleges require appointments, while others offer walk-in testing.  Check individual college web sites for specific times.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Mesa Community College Testing Services to provide high quality 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, proctored and online testing while adhering to the National College Testing Association (NCTA) professional standards and guidelines.

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Our goal is to provide quality testing services to our community while ensuring test integrity and providing accurate and complete testing information. We value and respect our students and recognize their uniqueness. We always consider the needs of the students to be our top priority. MCC is a learning institution that adheres to ‘best practices’ and supports programs, initiatives and innovative projects developed within the Maricopa Community College System.

What Kind of Test do You Need?

Testing Locations and Hours

Southern & Dobson Testing Center


Building: 38

24/7 General Information: 480-461-7000
Department Phone: 480-461-7480
Fax: 480-844-3257
Email: testing@mesacc.edu

Regular Business Hours:
Mon-Thu: 8 am – 6 pm
Fri: 10 am – 5 pm
Closed Sat and Sun

Summer Semester:
Mon-Thu: 7 am – 6 pm
Closed Fri, Sat and Sun

Tests are given up to one hour prior to closing.

Red Mountain Enrollment Services


Building: Mesquite

24/7 General Information: 480-461-7000
Department Phone: 480-654-7811
Fax: 480-844-3257
Email: rmtesting@mesacc.edu

Regular Business Hours:
Mon-Thu: 8 am – 6 pm
Fri: 10 am – 5 pm
Closed Sat and Sun

Summer Semester:
Mon-Thu: 7 am – 6 pm
Closed Fri, Sat and Sun

Tests are given up to one hour prior to closing.