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Placement Testing

Welcome to Placement Testing!

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.

Placement Test Preparation Workshops


Register today for a FREE workshop to help you prepare for the Accuplacer test in math, reading, and/or writing. We welcome MassBay students in degree and certificate programs, as well as students taking courses at Massbay.

FREE Placement Test Preparation Workshops


English as a Second Language (ESL)


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 and Community Education (CCE). Please visit Community ESL for more information.



Please call the Academic Achievement Center at 781-239-2620 or email

Placement Test Dates


Wellesley Hills

Thursday Oct. 18 10:00am
Tuesday Oct. 23 10:00am
Thursday Nov. 1 10:00am
Wednesday Nov. 7 10:00am
Thursday Nov. 15 5:00pm
Monday Nov. 19 12:00pm
Tuesday Nov. 27 10:00am
Thursday Dec. 6 10:00am
Monday Dec. 10 12:00pm
Wednesday Dec. 19 5:00pm
Thursday Dec. 27 10:00am


Wednesday Oct. 24 10:00am
Thursday Nov. 8 10:00am
Wednesday Nov. 14 10:00am
Thursday Nov. 29 10:00am
Tuesday Dec. 4 5:00pm

Register for Placement Test


Student ID Number Required