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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, Feb. 27 at 10:00am
Tuesday, Mar. 10 at 10:00am
Wednesday. Mar. 18 at 10:00am
Tuesday, Mar. 31 at 10:00am
Tuesday, Apr. 7 at 10:00am
Wednesday, Apr. 15 at 5:00pm
Thursday, Apr. 23 at 10:00am
Wednesday, May. 6 at 10:00am
Monday, May. 11 at 5:00pm
Thursday, May. 14 at 2:00pm
Monday, May. 18 at 10:00am
Wednesday, May. 27 at 10:00am

Thursday, Mar. 26 at 10:00am
Thursday, Apr. 30 at 10:00am
Tuesday, May. 5 at 10:00am

Friday, Feb. 21 at 10:00am
Friday, Apr. 24 at 10:00am

Register for Placement Test


Student ID Number Required