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Hours and Scheduling

This schedule is subject to change without notice based on demand, staffing, and health-related guidance by New York State, SUNY, and Dutchess County.

On-Campus in Poughkeepsie

Use this form to request an on-campus appointment in Poughkeepsie.

Online Testing

Schedule your online test here.

On-Campus in Fishkill

Email to request testing in Fishkill.

Appointments are required for all tests. Appointments must be scheduled a minimum of two days (48 hours) prior to the desired test date. Register for an exam here. Appointments are in 90-minute blocks of time. Students will need access to a computer, that has a web camera and a microphone to take a test remotely (online). Valid photo ID is also required. If the exam must be taken within two days, please contact the Testing Center at to find out if there is still availability.


Please bring photo identification such as a driver's license, government ID, or school ID.

For DCC students there is no fee for placement testing services.

The following links provide support material to prepare for placement test:

  • English – 90 minutes
  • Math – untimed
  • PEP - untimed
  • Science – 40 minutes
  • Spanish – untimed
  • Ability to Benefit – untimed

As a general rule, you may not retake the placement test, since the placement tests are designed to determine your level of placement in first semester courses. Scores are valid for two and a half years. It is extremely important that you take the test seriously and arrive well rested and feeling in good health for the tests. If you don’t place as well as you would have liked, you can retest after one year or after completing an academic preparation program. Contact the Testing Center at (845) 790-3733 for more information.

Most results are available immediately.

For all placement tests and accommodation requests, contact the Office of Accommodative Services at (845) 431-8055 for information regarding documentation requirements. Testing accommodations must be approved by the Office of Accommodative Services prior to scheduling placement tests. Accommodations are not retroactive. You must request accommodations before taking the placement tests. If you opt to take placement tests without accommodations, you are not eligible to re-test with accommodations.

No. If, by the time you enroll in DCC, you have, or will have, a high school diploma or a High School Equivalency (HSE, formerly GED), you are automatically accepted. The placement test determines the proper courses for you to take during your first semester, and whether you are required to enroll in noncredit preparatory classes.

Yes, you can take the ACCUPLACER WritePlacer essay for English placement at a remote site. All other placement tests must be taken at DCC. We also offer remote testing via Zoom. You’ll need a computer with a camera and microphone as well as access to Zoom.

On the Poughkeepsie Campus, testing is held in the Testing Center which is in the Student Services Center, room 104. For testing at Fishkill, please report to the Main Office.

Confirm with the Office of Admissions that all documentation has been submitted prior to meeting with an academic coach in the ACT Center to register for classes.

Contact Us

Testing Center

104 Orcutt Student Services Center
Office Hours: Mon.,Thurs.; 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Tues., Wed. 9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: (845) 790-3733

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601