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:

Mon., Jul 24, 2017, at 10:00am
Tue., Jul 25, 2017, at 12:00pm
Tue., Aug 1, 2017, at 10:00am
Wed., Aug 2, 2017, at 12:00pm
Mon., Aug 7, 2017, at 10:00am
Fri., Aug 11, 2017, at 10:00am
Wed., Aug 16, 2017, at 10:00am
Thu., Aug 17, 2017, at 10:00am
Mon., Aug 21, 2017, at 12:00pm
Thu., Aug 24, 2017, at 5:00pm
Mon., Aug 28, 2017, at 10:00am
Wed., Aug 30, 2017, at 10:00am


Framingham Campus

Wed., Jul 26, 2017, at 5:00pm
Thu., Aug 3, 2017, at 10:00am
Wed., Aug 9, 2017, at 5:00pm
Tue., Aug 15, 2017, at 10:00am
Tue., Aug 22, 2017, at 10:00am
Tue., Aug 29, 2017, at 10:00am


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.