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Announcement – Updated 4/14/20

Due to the physical campus closings, all testing services are temporarily suspended.

Placement Assessment
If you have questions regarding placement assessment, please review answers to our most frequently asked questions. For all other questions, email testing@mc3.edu.

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Before you register for classes at Montco, we need to determine what academic level your courses should be. To do this, we look at your high school transcripts, prior academic experiences, performance on standardized tests and college assessments.

Submit your standardized test scores and transcripts to Montco as early as possible. Depending on your result, you may qualify for exemption from college assessment.

We consider the following documents when placing students:

  • SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Advanced Placement (AP) exam scores
  • High school transcripts
  • College transcripts
  • CLEP exams
  • DSST exams
  • TOEFL exam

Next steps

  • Determine if you are exempt from placement assessments. Learn more.
  • Submit your academic transcripts from high school and/or college, if applicable, to transcripts@mc3.edu.
    • If you do not have access to a high school transcript, you may submit your last four years’ worth of report cards and/or SAT/ACT scores.
    • If you have been out of high school for more than 10 years or do not have access to high school transcripts, please contact an academic advisor to help determine appropriate placement.

Note: The bio placement assessment is available to take online. For more information, contact an advisor or email testing@mc3.edu.

If you have questions regarding summer and fall 2020 placement assessment, please review answers to our most frequently asked questions. For all other questions, email testing@mc3.edu.

Why do we ask for so much information?

We want to ensure that you're ready for the academic rigors of college and that you have taken all the high school classes needed to succeed at Montco. You may discover that you need a little help with math, writing or reading, or instead learn that you've tested out of and don't have to take a course.

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Free Prep Sessions

Before taking placement assessment, attend a free prep session to brush-up on your skills.