Remote Testing

ACCUPLACER Remote Proctoring

Remote Placement Testing at Dutchess Community College is intended for students who live more than two hours from the Poughkeepsie DCC campus. While it is highly recommended that students take the test at the main DCC campus to familiarize themselves with the campus and Poughkeepsie area, students wishing to take the test remotely should read the following information and complete the required steps to request a testing location closer to where they live.  Expect a fee associated with testing at a remotely (usually $30-$50) that is set by the remote testing site. (ACCUPLACER Testing on a DCC campus is free for DCC applicants.)

Step 1 – Choose Testing Option:

Option 1: Off Campus - Remote Proctoring: This will enable you to take your ACCUPLACER test at a post-secondary academic institution. Sites are available nationally and internationally. Remote sites in New York include*:

  • Broome Community College

  • Columbia-Greene Community College

  • Corning Community College

  • Erie Community College

  • Herkimer County Community College

  • Jamestown Community College

  • Jefferson Community College

  • Mohawk Valley Community College

  • Monroe Community College

  • Nassau Community College

  • Onondaga Community College

  • Schenectady County Community College

  • SUNY Welcome Center

*subject to change and availability

Option 2: Virtual - Remote Proctoring: This will enable you to take the ACCUPLACER test at any location as your test will be proctored online. The current fee for this option is $25.00. (ACCUPLACER Testing on a DCC campus is free for DCC applicants.)

Your computer must meet the following technical specifications required for testing.

Technology requirements for online proctoring:

1. A well-working computer with 1 GB of RAM or higher.

2. A wired high-speed internet connection (3 Mbps). A wireless internet connection is not recommended.

3. Any webcam with 640x480 video pixel resolution (a laptop camera is acceptable).

4. Working speakers connected to the computer.

5. A microphone connected to the computer (consider a webcam with a built-in microphone).

6. Flash player version 7 or higher.

7. Browser compatibility: IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari.

Test Your Technology:

Please visit the following link to confirm your technology meets the requirements for online proctoring: http://onlineproctornow.com/systemtest.php

Acceptable locations for testing:

Any location is acceptable; students will be required to provide a 360 degree view of their room through a webcam. In addition, students must be alone in the room and there should be no disruptions.

Live Online Proctoring – Student Expectations 

1. The student’s desk must be clear of any papers, folders, books, cell phones, and electronic equipment. Any whiteboards or blackboards must be erased or covered.

2. Any second monitors must be disabled and turned facing away from the student.

3. Any Bluetooth-enabled devices must be disabled.

4. Any allowed items must be communicated in advance to the proctor and the student must display them during the room scan. (Ex: Notes, calculators, graphing tools, notes, formulas.)

5. The student is not allowed to talk or receive assistance from other people during the exam.

6. Prior to starting the exam, the student must close out any open applications including web pages, mail, chat or IM programs.

7. The student must comply with all proctor instructions for the live online proctored exam.

8. If the proctor detects any aberrant behavior (behavior not in line with the code of ethics/integrity policies/Live Online Proctoring Expectations), the proctor will suspend the exam and refer the student back to the institution.

Step 2 - Voucher creation: A test voucher will be required for both remote site and virtual proctoring.  To obtain a voucher, a test registration process will be conducted over the telephone through the Office of Academic Services & Testing and will take about 5 minutes to complete.

  • You will be emailed a test voucher along with information for scheduling your test.

  • You must schedule an appointment with your chosen testing location and complete the test within 30 days of your preliminary registration. If you do not complete your test within that period, you will be unable to test with the registration number assigned to you.

  • We recommend that you test between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday (our office hours.)

Step 3 – Review and Test: Be sure to review the test format and sample problems before taking the test.  Review information can be found at: https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/student/practice .  DCC currently administers “Classic” ACCUPLACER. 

Step 4 – Post testing: After completing your placement test, contact DCC’s Admissions Office at (845) 431-8010 to ensure you are ready to be advised and register for courses.

Step 5  Use this Google form to request remote testing. All fields are required.