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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

Wednesday         Oct-23        10:00am

Tuesday               Oct-29        10:00am

Monday               Nov-4         10:00am

Thursday              Nov-7         5:00pm

Wednesday          Nov-13       10:00am

Tuesday               Nov-19       12:00pm

Tuesday               Nov-26       10:00am

Wednesday          Dec-4         12:00pm

Friday                   Dec-6         10:00am

Tuesday               Dec-10       10:00am

Thursday              Dec-12       10:00am

Tuesday               Dec-17       5:00pm

Monday                Dec-30       10:00am

Friday                   Jan-3          10:00am

Tuesday               Jan-7         12:00pm

Thursday              Jan-9         10:00am

Monday                Jan-13        10:00am

Wednesday          Jan-15        10:00am

Thursday              Jan-16        10:00am


Thursday    Nov-21      10:00am

Tuesday      Dec-3        10:00am

Tuesday      Jan-14       10:00am


New dates and times to come.

Register for Placement Test


Student ID Number Required