Placement Testing FAQ's
- How soon will I know my test results?
- Can I take the MVCC/ACCUPLACER placement test at a remote location?
- How Long Is The Test?
- Will I be able to see an advisor right after the test?
- Why can't I re-test?
- How long are placement test scores valid?
- Does MVCC send test results to other colleges?
ACCUPLACER test results are available on Degree Works and Banner within minutes upon completion of the test. Depending on the time of year, the MVCC Writing sample will be available in 24 to 72 hours.
Students who live more than 60 miles from the Mohawk Valley Community College can choose to complete placement testing off campus by finding a proctor to administer the test for them. Many colleges and universities have testing centers that allow students from other schools to take tests. Third party test centers may charge a fee for proctoring MVCC’s exam. Students are responsible for all fees incurred while taking exams.
Proctors are individuals that are responsible for supervising you as you take an exam.
Proctors are needed to ensure educational integrity while the student is taking the exam.
Examples of acceptable proctors are:
• College Testing Center
• College Librarian
Relatives, friends or co-workers are NOT eligible to proctor exams. If you have questions about proctor requirements, call (315)-792-5458 or (315)-731-5802.
The writing sample is completed in 30 minutes. The math and reading portions are untimed, and students are encouraged to give the test their full attention and take as long as they need to finish. It usually takes 1.5-2 hours to complete all three components.
In general, students should make their new student advising appointment in the Utica or Rome Advisement Center for the following week after they take the test. This will allow time for the assessment of the writing sample.
Re-testing of any part of the placement test is not permitted. A question concerning re-testing of any portion of the placement test requires review from the coordinator of the Placement Testing Center. All requests must be submitted to David Yahnke in the Placement Testing Center.
English and reading scores are valid for up to 3 years while math scores are only good for one year. If a student is re-matriculating and took only non-credit/developmental classes, they must re-test if their scores are no longer valid.
We do not send our test results to other colleges. Test results are intended for MVCC students and programs. Test results are designed for courses created by this college.