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Placement Testing

Placement Testing: What you Need to Succeed!

All new students to Macomb Community College must take the Placement Test in order to evaluate their skill level in math, English and reading for proper course selection. Preparation for the test is encouraged.

Download the free web-based Study App.

Review the Classic Study Guide.

Review the WritePlacer Study Guide.

Download the free web-based study app to review the ESL Classic Study Guide (ESL language use, reading and listening).

Macomb Community College currently uses the Classic version of Accuplacer.

About Placement Testing:

  • Walk-in basis during hours of operation
  • Testing sites: H113, Center Campus, and G238, South Campus
  • Testing lab hours are:

Monday and Tuesday 9:00am – 6:00pm (arrive by 4:00pm)
Wednesday – Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm (arrive by 2:30

If you wish to complete the test in one session, please arrive two (2) hours before closing.

  • Test is computer-based. Reading and math portions are untimed. English portion (WritePlacer) is timed.
  • Free the first time, these are the guidelines and fees for retesting.
  • Test CAN be saved, but must be completed within 2 weeks of save date.
  • Your Macomb student ID number and another piece of photo identification with signature is required
  • Takes about two hours – longer for students whose first language is not English
  • If you have a disability, contact Office of Special Services to arrange appropriate accommodations (586.445.7999 then press 2)

For more information, contact Placement Testing: H113, Center Campus, 586.286.2027, or G238, South Campus, 586.445.7423, or email

No personal items or electronic devices allowed in the testing rooms. 

June 15, 2018: Placement Testing Office Hours Change

Center Campus

Placement Testing office will be closed on June 15, 2018.

South Campus

Placement Testing office will be closing at 12:00pm on June 15, 2018.

Both offices will reopen on Monday June 18, 2018.