As part of the LCCC Prepared planthe Testing Center, located in CC 233 on the second floor of College Center,  is open on an appointment-only basis.


Testing Center Hours


Schedule your appointment online or contact the Testing Center at (440) 366-7773 or to schedule an appointment. If you are an at-risk individual, please let the testing center staff know when you schedule your appointment. 

YOU MUST CHECK IN with the Testing Center Sign-In Service Desk a few minutes before your scheduled appointment time. A photo ID is required for testing. If you will be taking only a one portion of assessment, a referral for Academic Advisor is required.

If you need to cancel your appointment or have any questions, please call Testing and Assessment desk at 440-366-7773 or send email to  at least 24 hours in advance.

For placement assessment questions and concerns, please visit our Online Live Chat and select advising.


Take the placement assessment remotely




   Testing and Assessment Center Hours

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Please contact Accessibility Services to discuss options for testing with accommodations before taking the placement assessment. 

Preparing for the Placement Assessment

LCCC uses Next-Generation ACCUPLACER for reading and writing, and ALEKS for math placement.

Prepare for the ACCUPLACER using the new Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Study Resources

Learn more about Next-Generation ACCUPLACER – For Reading and Writing ONLY.

Learn more about ALEKS Placement Assessment – For math only. 

English Essay Preparation

Review instructions for the LCCC English Placement Essay  

Math Preparation

Review Algebra videos developed by our LCCC Math faculty

Test Anxiety Strategies

Explore strategies to minimize test anxiety.


About the Placement Assessment

Most applicants are REQUIRED to participate in a placement assessment process. The placement assessment includes, but is not limited to, an evaluation of reading, language usage and mathematical skills. Based on the results of the placement assessment process, placement in courses commensurate with a student’s academic achievement is mandatory. This assessment must be completed prior to enrolling in the following:

  • More than one course (three or four credit hours in length).
  • Any mathematics course.
  • ENGL 161.
  • Any course requiring college-level reading and/or English 161 as a prerequisite or co-requisite.
  • Any science course with mathematics as a prerequisite.

Students wishing to enroll in advanced courses in mathematics or certain science courses will be required to complete the mathematics section of the placement assessment. Additional information can be obtained in Enrollment Services.

Students must have certain scores on the Placement Assessment to be able to attend LCCC credit classes.   Students who do not meet these standards may be referred to ASPIRE for remediation.  Situations involving a wide variance between or among scores will be addressed on an individual basis.

Common Questions

What is the Accuplacer Placement Assessment? Why is it important?
Accuplacer is a computerized placement assessment in sentence structure, reading, and various levels of math that helps advisors place you in the proper courses as you begin your studies at Lorain County Community College. The assessment is designed to improve your chances of success here at LCCC. If you are placed in a course that is too easy for you, you may get bored and lose interest. On the other hand, if you are placed in a course that is too difficult, you may become overwhelmed and lose confidence in your abilities.

Should I review first?
Yes. Reviewing may help you to bypass some courses and place into a higher starting level. This is especially true in math. This guide contains sample items or using the Accuplacer web-based app which will help you to have a more successful assessment experience.

When am I required to complete the Accuplacer assessment?
The Accuplacer Placement Assessment must be completed prior to enrolling in:

  1. More than one course (three or four credit hours in length).
  2. Any mathematics course.
  3. ENGL 161.
  4. Any course requiring college-level reading and/or English 161 as a prerequisite or corequisite.
  5. Any science course with mathematics as a prerequisite.

Are there any exceptions?
Exceptions to the assessment might include:

  1. A student who has completed an associates degree or higher at an accredited institution
  2. A transient student in good standing
  3. A student with an ACT or SAT score (with documentation):
    • A student with an ACT English score of 18 or SAT English Writing score of 430 and SAT Critical Reading score of 480 or, effective March 2016, a 490 in Evidenced-Based English/Reading.
    • A student with an ACT Mathematics score of 22 or SAT Mathematics score of 530
    • A student with an ACT reading score of 22 or SAT reading score of 450 or 480 490 effective March 2016 in Evidence-Based English/Reading.
  4. A senior adult learner
  5. A student registering for audit
  6. A Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education cross-registration student

If I have a learning disability, are special arrangements available?
Yes. If you have a disability, call Accessibility Services at (440) 366-4058 and request special assessment arrangements.

If English is not the language in which you learned to read and write, you may complete the English as a Second Language Placement Assessment. Please contact the International Initiatives Office at 440-366-4069 for more information.

Do I need computer skills?
No. You do not need computer skills. You will find that the Accuplacer system is very user-friendly.