New Students are now being placed according to their High School GPA and SAT scores.

Please submit your High School/GED transcripts and SAT/ACT scores to LSumlin@capitalcc.edu. Students may also submit questions regarding placement to this email.

Thank you. Stay well and stay safe!

 

Welcome to the Placement Testing Center Webpage at Capital Community College! Our staff is dedicated to providing comprehensive proctoring services to incoming and current students in a comfortable and positive environment. These services consist of the following:

Students must ensure they have been accepted to the College and have received a Banner Student ID number prior to taking the ACCUPLACER® Placement and ESL tests.

Students with Disabilities

If you have a documented disability and require academic adjustments, please contact: Helena Carrasquillo (Disabilities Coordinator) at (860) 906-5204 or hcarrasquillo@capitalcc.edu.

To obtain adjustments, you must schedule an appointment with Helena and provide documentation which describes your disability and supports your need to receive adjustments. This should be done 2 weeks prior to your test appointment. Academic adjustments for testing will only be provided to students who have completed this process. For more information, please visit the Office of Support Services for Academic Success.

PLACEMENT TESTING ADJUSTMENTS

All new students need to submit SAT or ACT test scores or take an Accuplacer Placement Exam. You may request test-taking adjustments (a.k.a. accommodations) for the placement test, but most students may not need to. If you need additional testing adjustments, please contact Helena Carrasquillo, Interim Disability Services Coordinator.

There are already a number of accessibility features built into the process:

  • The test is completed on a computer and is “multiple-choice”.
  • Only one question is presented at a time with the choices.
  • Screen magnification is available. Simply request from the test proctor.
  • The placement test is not timed, because we want you to give every question as much thought as you need. Students usually take 20 – 30 minutes to complete each section (three English sections, and two math sections), but you may work at your own pace.
  • It is best to schedule a morning appointment.
  • Students are encouraged to schedule the test in two parts (English and Math) for different days. When scheduling the day and time, please enter the type of test that you will take that day.
  • Students can request a break at any time. The test is saved and students may complete the exam after a few minutes or on a different day.
  • Students will be asked to complete an essay as part of the English portion of the exam. The essay is written with the computer in a text file (without “spellcheck” or “grammar check”). The student may request to complete the essay on a different day; but once a student begins the essay it must be completed in one sitting.
  • For the math portion, no calculators are allowed. A calculator will appear on the screen during portions of the exam that require use of a calculator.

New Students are now being placed according to their High School GPA and SAT scores.

Please submit your High School/GED transcripts and SAT/ACT scores to LSumlin@capitalcc.edu. Students may also submit questions regarding placement to this email.

Thank you. Stay well and stay safe!

What is the ACCUPLACER Placement Test?
  • ➢ computer-adaptive (the test adjusts to how you respond to previous questions)
  • ➢  multiple-choice format, except for the WritePlacer (typed essay)
  • ➢  untimed (test completion: 1-3 hours on average)
  • ➢  ENGLISH and MATH
Why does Capital use the ACCUPLACER Placement Test?

Capital uses the ACCUPLACER® Placement Test to provide students with useful information about their academic skills in Math, Reading, and Writing. The results of this test, in conjunction with their academic background, goals, and interests, are used by academic advisors and counselors to determine a student’s Math and English course selection. You cannot “pass” or “fail” the placement test, but it is very important you prepare and do your best.

How can a student be exempt from the ACCUPLACER Placement Test?

Exemption will be granted to students if they have met one of the following requirements.

  • ➢  Took the SATs or ACTs within the last 3 years and have met Capital’s score
  •        requirements below:
    • OLD SATs (prior to March 2016): Reading/Writing 450+, MATH-550+
    • NEW SATs (March 2016 & future): Critical Reading 25+, MATH-570+
    • ACTs: ENGLISH 22 OR ENGLISH Combined 47, MATH-18 – 21
  • ➢  Attained a “C” or better in previous college credit-level English and/or Math
  •       courses.
  • ➢  Matriculating student with an Associate’s degree or higher.
  • ➢  Took an ACCUPLACER Placement test at a previous institution within the last 3 years.

Students must submit appropriate documentation (college transcripts, SAT/ACT or Accuplacer score reports) to the Placement Testing Center to ensure they have met requirements for test exemption.

How can a student prepare for the test?

Test Center Policies
Testing Tips

Frequently Asked Questions

1) How can I take the Placement Test?

Students will need to make a test appointment by clicking the blue “Make An Appointment” button. Testing schedules vary by semester.

2) Do I have to pay for the test?

No, once you have completed Capital’s enrollment process you will be given a Banner Student ID number which will allow you to take the test.

3) What should I bring on the day of the test?

Students are required to bring a valid picture ID (driver’s license/permit, passport, permanent resident card, state ID, Capital Community College ID), writing utensil and their 8-digit BANNER Student ID Number. High school students are allowed to test with their school ID.

4) Where can I park on the day of the test?

Where can I park on the day of the test?”]Free parking is located in the Morgan Street Parking Garage. You will need to pull a parking ticket and have your ticket validated at the Welcome Desk on the first floor of the College.

Directions to the parking garage

5) How soon can I receive my scores?

How soon can I receive my scores?”]Students receive their scores immediately after testing.

6) Can I take my English and Math tests on separate days?

ABSOLUTELY! Students are highly encouraged to schedule their tests on separate days to decrease testing exhaustion and anxiety.

7) I used to get help in high school with tests and I have an IEP due to my disability. Will I receive the same accommodations/academic adjustments for the Placement test?

If you have a documented disability and require academic adjustments, please contact Helena Carrasquillo (Disabilities Coordinator) at (860) 906-5204 or hcarrasquillo@capitalcc.edu.

To obtain adjustments, you must schedule an appointment with Helena and provide documentation which describes your disability and supports your need to receive adjustments. This should be done 2 weeks prior to your test appointment. Academic adjustments for testing will only be provided to students who have completed this process.

8) What happens if I do not do well on the test?

You cannot “pass” or “fail” the Placement Test. Students who do not place into English or Math courses will be required to complete an intensive tutoring program through the Center for Academic Transitions. Once they have completed tutoring, students will be granted the opportunity to retake the test.

9) I am a non-native English speaker who completed high school in a non-English speaking country. Which test must I take?

If English is not your first language, and you have not received 3 or more years of English instruction from a high school in the U.S, you are required to take the English-As-A Second Language (ESL) test. Please refer to the ESL page for more information.

10) What happens after I have completed the test?

Once you have completed the test, someone will sit with you to review your test scores, course placements and next steps in the process. Students who have placed into courses will need to register for a New Student Registration session.

ESL Placement Testing is approximately 2-3 hours in length, consisting of two parts. Beginning in the ESL Language Lab, room 408, prospective students will experience an introductory presentation and an initial writing assessment. The second part, the ACCUPLACER® ENGLISH-AS-A-SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) TEST, is taken digitally in the recently renovated Placement Testing Center, in room 220.

Test Day
  • Please come to Room 408 on the 4th floor.
  • You are required to bring a government-issued, non-expired photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, State ID, permanent resident card or passport).
  • Bring your Banner Student ID # and a writing utensil.
  • Parking is available in the Morgan Street Garage. Parking tickets will be validated at the welcome desk located in the college’s lobby (1st floor).
  • Directions and Parking for the Test Center
  • Please review Test Center Policies

ESL Placement Testing is conducted at 10:00AM and 4:00PM. All students are highly encouraged to seek Financial Aid as soon as possible. There are Financial Aid Workshops available for a limited number of sessions. Students who place at or over ESL Level 2 are highly encouraged to participate in the Welcome and Advising Center’s ESL Registration Sessions. Reservations for ESL Registration Sessions can be made upon ESL placements are complete. Please see below:

ABOUT THE ATI TEAS

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) measures basic essential skills in the academic content areas of reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage. The objectives assessed on the TEAS exam are those which health science educators deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry-level academic readiness of nursing and allied health program applicants.

How do I register for the ATI TEAS?
  • Create an account on www.atitesting.com and log in to see a listing of Capital Community College test dates. Please ensure you choose Capital CC Connecticut as your institution of choice in your ACCOUNT. Please use GOOGLE CHROME browser.
  • Click on “Online Store” then TEAS®: Follow prompts, choose test date and add to cart for purchase.

Students are required to pay a non-refundable proctor fee to Capital Community College in addition to ATI’s test registration fee. Fees are as follows:

  • Connecticut Community College Students –$15.00
  • Non-Connecticut Community College Students – $35.00
  • TEAS Proctor Fee Payment Form
  • Cash or Credit/Debit payments must be made to the Business Office on the 2nd floor during their regular business hours prior to taking the test.
  • The ATI testing website has many resources available for purchase, including: Learning Strategies, TEAS Pre-test Study Manual and TEAS Online Practice assessments.
  • All testing is being conducted remotely.
Student Remote Proctor Process

Business Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9am to 5pm

Frequently Asked Questions

1) Why can’t I see Capital’s dates on the ATI website?

  • you have not created an ATI account
  • you are using another browser other than GOOGLE Chrome
  • you do not have Capital CC Connecticut listed as your institution of choice in your account

2) How soon can I receive my scores?

You can receive your scores immediately after testing.

3) What should I bring on the day of the test?

  • Valid photo ID (driver’s license/ permit, state ID, passport, or permanent resident card)
  • pencil/pen
  • proctor fee payment/ proctor fee payment receipt

4) Can I use my personal calculator during the test?

No. You are only allowed to use the embedded calculator which will pop-up during the MATH section of the test.

5) How can I pay my proctor fee?

Students can pay their proctor fee to the Business Office before or to the Placement Testing Center on the day of the test. If you are paying your fee on the day of the test (when the Business Office is closed) you must pay by check or money order. No Cash or Credit/Debit card payments accepted!

6) Where can I park on the day of the test?

Free parking is located in the Morgan Street Parking Garage. You will need to pull a parking ticket and have your ticket validated at the Welcome Desk on the first floor of the College.

Directions to the parking garage

7) Do I have to wait for a specific amount of time to retake the test?

There is no waiting period to retake the test, but you should give yourself adequate time to study.

8) I have a documented disability, can I receive academic adjustments for the test?

Students with documented disabilities must contact Helena Carrasquillo (Disabilities Coordinator) at (860) 906-5204 or hcarrasquillo@capitalcc.edu to receive academic adjustments.

To obtain adjustments, you must schedule an appointment with Helena and provide documentation which describes your disability and supports your need to receive adjustments. This should be done 2 weeks prior to your test appointment. Academic adjustments for testing will only be provided to students who have completed this process.

9) What happens in the event of inclement weather?

In the event of inclement weather, students will receive an email with instructions about rescheduling their test. Please check the college’s website for a closing notice. If the college is closed the test is canceled.

10) Will my scores be automatically sent to my institution for which I am applying?

Scores will be sent automatically for students who have applied within the CT Community College System. Students who have applied outside the CT Community College System will need to have ATI send their scores to their institution of choice.

11) What should I do if I missed my test appointment?

Capital cannot refund payments or reschedule tests if a student has missed or arrived late for their appointment. Please contact ATI testing at 800-667-7531 if you have further questions and concerns.