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 Campus:

Tuesday, December 8th at 5:00pm
Tuesday, December 15th at 10:00am
Monday, January 4th at 12:00pm
Wednesday, January 6th at 5:00pm
Friday, January 8th at 10:00am
Tuesday, January 12th at 12:00pm
Wednesday, January 13th at 10:00am


Framingham Campus:

Wednesday, December 9th at 2:00pm
Tuesday, January 5th at 10:00am
Monday, January 11th 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.