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.

Placement Test Dates:

Wellesley Hills
Thursday, December 4th at 10:00am
Monday, December 8th at 10:00am
Thursday, December 11th at 5:00pm
Saturday, December 13th at 10:00am
Monday, December 22nd at 10:00am
Monday, January 5th at 10:00am
Wednesday, January 7th at 5:00pm
Friday, January 9th at 10:00am
Tuesday, January 6th at 10:00am
Monday, January 12th 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?

After you complete your placement tests, you will be able to meet with an advisor and register for your classes.  You have several options to work with your schedule:

  1. Go directly to the advising office to meet with an advisor who will help you plan your first semester schedule and register for classes.
  2. The Online Orientation provides an easily accessible overview of the College and the resources available to you before meeting with an advisor who will help you plan your schedule and register for classes.


  3. Sign up below for an in-person “SOAR” session (Student Orientation Advising and Registration) which is a 5-hour interactive opportunity for you to plan your first semester schedule, register for courses, and get your MassBay student ID; meet fellow NEW MassBay students as well as faculty and staff; become familiar with MassBay’s technology, including your email, student account, and classroom tools; learn about the extracurricular and leadership opportunities available to you; and be introduced to a wide range of support services.


  4. Feel free to come to our walk-in enrollment and registration centers to meet with an advisor. Starting Tuesday, August 5th through August 29th - our walk-in centers in the Wellesley Hills campus cafeteria and the Framingham campus main lobby are open to allow you to: apply, get academic advising, register for classes and explore financial aid and payment information. Centers are open: Mondays - Thursdays, 8 am to 7 pm; Fridays, 8 am to 5 pm; and Saturdays (on August 9th, August 16th, and August 23rd) from 9 am to noon.

Please see our FAQ page for more information.


For more information, call 781-239-2632 (Wellesley) or 508-270-4213 (Framingham) or email