Where is the Testing and Assessment Center located?

College Center, CC room 233

What are the Testing and Assessment Center hours of operation?

Visit the Testing Center website for current hours. 

Do I need an appointment?

No, Testing and Placement Assessment are done on a walk-in basis.

Where can I take the LCCC Accuplacer Assessment?

The Accuplacer can be taken at the following locations:

  • Elyria Campus, 1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria Ohio, 440-366-7773
  • Community Learning Center, 2600 Ashland Ave, Lorain Ohio, 440-233-2302
  • University Partnership Ridge Campus, 32121 Lorain Road, North Ridgeville Ohio, 440-366-4800
  • Lorain Learning Center, 201 West Erie, Lorain Ohio, 440-366-4500
  • Wellington Center, 151 Commerce Drive, Wellington Ohio, 440-366-1776

What do I need to bring with me for testing?

You must bring in a photo ID and your student number. (See below for more information.) Students should not bring anything else into the testing center. All testing materials are provided, including scrap paper.

Can I take Accuplacer without an LCCC student ID?

College Credit Plus students can use a temporary student number to sign in. The temporary ID number is assigned by the front desk. 

Students who are high school seniors must complete the LCCC Application for Admission.

Students who complete the Application for Admission will receive a welcome letter that includes their student ID number. To inquire about the status of your student ID number, please contact Records at 440-366-4067.

Is a photo ID required?

Yes, identification is required and must be Driver’s License, School ID, or Passport. Parents may bring their CCP students who do not have an ID to verify their identity.

What is the purpose of the Accuplacer assessment?

The Accuplacer assessment determines what courses you will be placed in when you enroll at the College. Depending on your score, you may need to take foundation courses, or you may be able to start regular college courses right away.

Am I required to take the Accuplacer Assessment?

Lorain County Community College will accept ACT/SAT scores to determine math and English placement. If you do not have ACT/SAT scores, or your math scores are more than two years old, you will need to take the Accuplacer test(s). Your Academic Advisor will assist with determining if a placement assessment is needed. Find more information on the Placement Assessment page.

Do I need to take the entire Accuplacer Assessment at once?

The Accuplacer can be taken in sections if needed. Any sections on the computer that have been completed will be saved, and you will be able to start again where you left off.

How long does the Accuplacer placement take?

You will start off with a two hour writing sample. After completing the writing sample, you will complete reading, writing and math on the computer. Remember, the reading, writing, and math sections are not timed. The time frame to complete the entire assessment is approximately 3 to 4 hours.

Is the Accuplacer placement a “pass” or “fail” test?

You cannot fail a placement assessment. Students start with a timed writing sample. You can prepare by viewing the English preparation essay. The writing sample is timed and students have up to two hours to complete it. The math placement assessment is an adaptive test; therefore, how long the exam will take depends on the student. Review math preparation materials.

What practice assessment information is available?

Practice material is available online at Testing Services. Also, student packets with practice test in arithmetic, elementary algebra, college-level math, reading comprehension, and sentence skills can be picked up at Enrollment Services which is located in the Learning Center, LC 158 or in the Testing Center in College Center, CC 233. Also, you can access the Accuplacer Web Based Study App at https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/student/practice.

Are hand held calculators needed for the math portion? 

Do not bring a calculator. There is an embedded calculator icon for use on some of the problems. Calculators are made available when the math faculty feel they are needed. It is recommended that you practice algebra without a calculator BEFORE taking the Accuplacer.

How much does the Accuplacer Assessment cost?

There is no fee if you plan to attend LCCC. Remote testing is also available. Please contact the Testing Center for more information about remote testing at 440-366-7773.

Can I retake any portion of the Accuplacer?

Yes, if you are not happy with your score or placement, you may retake a portion; however, you will need an electronic referral from your Academic Advisor. If you are a College Credit Plus student, you must contact the School of Community Partnership office at 440-366-4012 for your referral.

How long are Accuplacer scores valid?

Math test scores are valid for one year following your initial testing. English test scores are valid for five consecutive years following your initial testing.

When should I contact an Academic Advisor or School of Community Partnership staff?

If you have questions regarding placement results, retake or course selections, please contact your Academic Advisor at 440-366-7612. College Credit Plus students can contact the School of Community Partnership at 440-366-4012.