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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, July 11 at 10:00am
Friday, July 19 at 10:00am
Tuesday, July 23 at 10:00am
Thursday, July 25 at 5:00pm
Monday, July 29 at 10:00am
Wednesday, July 31 at 10:00am
Monday, August 5 at 12:00pm
Thursday, August 8 at 10:00am
Tuesday, August 13 at 10:00am
Wednesday, August 14 at 10:00am
Friday, August 16 at 10:00am
Tuesday, August 20 at 10:00am
Thursday, August 22 at 5:00pm
Monday, August 26 at 10:00am
Wednesday, August 28 at 10:00am


Wednesday, July 17 at 10:00am
Wednesday, August 7 at 10:00am
Tuesday, August 27 at 10:00am


New dates and times to come.

Register for Placement Test


Student ID Number Required