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Placement Tests Detailed

English Course Placement (ACCUPLACER – WritePlacer)

Dutchess Community College administers the WritePlacer essay for English course placement. Click ACCUPLACER to download the WritePlacer Guide with sample essays. In most cases the results are available immediately.


Math Course Placement (Lumen OHM)

A test for students who wish to improve their math placement level. Click here to view test overview. This exam is graded upon completion.


Biology Course Placement (Science)

A test for students who wish to place into BIO 131. It is a requirement of the nursing program. This is a 40-minute, 40 multiple choice question test. This exam is graded upon completion.

Click Science Screening Test Guide and Sample Science Placement Test for more information on the test.


Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Placement (ACCUPLACER – Next-Generation Reading)

ACCUPLACER’s untimed reading test is used to determine if students are eligible to participate in the CNA Program. Click here to access sample questions for the exam.


English as a Second Language Course Placement

  • Versant

Versant is an English language placement test, designed to place students whose second language is English into English Language Institute courses or English courses. This test is a 50-minute exam that has four components; speaking, listening, writing, and reading. This exam is graded upon completion.

  • Pearson English Paper (PEP)

Pearson English Paper is an English language placement test, designed to place students whose second language is English into English Language Institute courses or English courses. This test is untimed and has 80 multiple-choice questions and has four components; listening, reading, vocabulary, and grammar.


Spanish Course Placement (WebCAPE)

The Spanish Placement test evaluates a student’s current Spanish skills and determines course placement. It is an untimed computer adaptive test.