Academic Achievement Center at MassBay

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Placement Testing

Welcome to Placement Testing!

Prepare for the Placement Test:       Placement Workshops     

You are on your way to becoming a MassBay student! Taking the placement tests helps determine which levels of math and English you will enroll in when beginning your studies at MassBay. The College offers a variety of accelerated, self-paced, and traditional classes that will meet your needs and learning style.
The computerized Accuplacer exam is a three-hour test for native English speakers consisting of writing, reading comprehension, and mathematics. Another option is the English as a Second Language (ESL) test, which includes sections on writing, reading, and language usage.  ESL students also take the math placement test. ESL students enrolling in college classes should come to a Placement Testing Date to take the AccuPlacer ESL test. Those interested in our Community ESL program should contact and attend a placement test and information session with the Center for Corporate Training and Community Education. Please visit for more information.

Upcoming Placement Testing Dates:


Wellesley Hills Campus:

Fri., Nov. 4, at 10:00am
Wed., Nov. 9, at 10:00am
Mon., Nov. 14, at 12:00pm
Mon., Nov. 21, at 12:00pm
Fri., Dec. 2, at 10:00am
Tue., Dec. 6, at 5:00pm
Thu., Dec. 8, at 2:00pm
Mon., Dec. 12, at 10:00am
Fri., Dec. 16, at 10:00am
Wed., Dec. 28, at 10:00am


Framingham Campus

Mon., Oct. 31, at 10:00am
Thu., Nov. 17, at 10:00am
Wed., Nov. 30, at 5:00pm
Wed., Dec. 7, at 12:00pm
Tue., Dec. 13, at 5:00pm


Click here to register for placement testing  

Questions? Please give us a call at 781-239-2620 or email

Ready for the next step?

SOAR (Student Orientation Advising and Registration) is the next step, please visit for more information and to sign-up for an Orientation.