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Assessment & Testing Center


"It's on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way, so we must dig and delve unceasingly."

- Claude Monet

Placement Testing Options

Please select the option that best fits your needs.

Option 1

Schedule your Placement Test
(For most students who will commute to classes during the semester)


Option 2

“All In One Day” Testing and Course Scheduling (SOAR)
(For students who live a greater distance from the College and need test and schedule in one trip.)

The “All in one day” SOAR’s are full-day events.
Please arrive at 8:15am with a photo ID.  Test session will begin at 8:30am.
You’ll be here approximately until 3:00pm; please plan accordingly.

Look for “All in One” when you schedule your test here.


Option 3

Students who are planning to live here on campus, please reply to your invitation to Residence Hall SOAR. 
For questions contact or the Assessment Testing Center at 731-5802.


Students may be exempt from some or all portions of the placement test based on the college's exemption policy, which is available in the menu on the right side of the page.

For questions regarding the exemption policy please email



Mohawk Valley Community Colleges uses two evaluative tools to help assess college readiness: a hand-written sample for determining compositional skills and a computer-web-adaptive-testing system from College Board called ACCUPLACER® that determines math and reading skill-level.

The results are made available during your advisement session with an academic advisor through the Academic Advising Center.  Test results are used as a guide to help advisors determine the appropriate level of courses individual students are required to take. Unfortunately, MVCC is unable to transfer placement test results to other colleges. If you have questions concerning English as a Second Language (ESL) placement testing, please contact us at 315-731-5802.


The Assessment and Testing Center is happy to announce CLEP Testing as one of its many proctoring services!  To schedule a CLEP test please call 315-731-5802.

Hours and Location

Monday - Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Payne Hall Student Service Center, 104A


David Yahnke
Placement Testing Coordinator
Phone: (315) 792 - 5458

Nolan Snyder
Technical Assistant
Phone: (315) 731 - 5802

Utica - Payne Hall 104A

Email Placement Testing

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