Notice: The Testing Center at the Poughkeepsie campus is under a phased reopening
based on the guidance of SUNY, New York State, Dutchess County, and Dutchess Community
College administration. Face mask, photo ID, and completed health screening questionnaire,
will be required when coming on campus. Appointments are required; the College is
not permitted to proctor walk-in testing at this time. Due to social distancing, ONLY
the student will be allowed into the Testing Center at the appointment time. Currently,
there is no availability for testing at Dutchess @ Fishkill. The College also continues
to administer tests remotely (online).
Please do not schedule an appointment for Placement Testing unless instructed to do
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 Placement Testing at DCC Poughkeepsie ONLY:
On-campus Testing Services:
Click here to schedule a Placement Test ON CAMPUS.
Please click on “On-Campus Testing Appointment Sign-Up Instructions” under the “Learn
More” section for full instructions on how to schedule a placement test on campus
Remote (Online) Placement Testing:
Remote (Online) Testing Services Hours:
Monday, Thursday, and Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Appointments are required for all tests. Appointments must be scheduled a minimum
of two days (48 hours) prior to the desired test date. Appointments are in 90-minute
blocks of time. If more time is needed for a test, students should book multiple consecutive
appointments. Students will need access to a computer, iPad or tablet that has a web
camera and a microphone to take a test remotely (online). Valid photo ID is also required.
Click here to schedule to take a placement test REMOTELY (ONLINE).
Please click on “Remote Testing Appointment Sign-Up Instructions” under the “Learn
More” section for full instructions on how to schedule a placement test remotely.
Standard information below may vary during the COVID-19 pandemic remote teaching and
To ensure academic success in college, it's important that full-time and matriculated
part-time students are placed into classes that are consistent with their current
level of academic ability. This is why some students must take placement tests prior
to registering for classes. Some students may be exempt from certain tests; the Admissions
Office will determine which, if any, placement tests are needed.
Valid photo ID is required for all testing.
Scheduling Placement Tests
Appointments are required for all testing.
Please make your appointment by clicking on the applicable button under “Learn More.”
Placement Tests Offered
English Course Placement: WritePlacer Essay (ACCUPLACER) – 90 minutes
Math Course Placement: Lumen OHM – untimed
Biology (Anatomy and Physiology sequence): Science Test – 40 minutes
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Placement: Reading (ACCUPLACER) – untimed
English as a Second Language Course Placement: Versant English Language Placement
– 50 minutes
English as a Second Language Course Placement: Pearson English Paper Placement – untimed
Spanish Course Placement: WebCAPE – untimed
Ability to Benefit: Classic ACCUPLACER – untimed
Placement Test Preparation
English – accuplacer.collegeboard.org/student/practice (select WritePlacer Guide)
Math – www.sunydutchess.edu/lumentestprep
Biology – www.sunydutchess.edu/sciencetestprep
CNA – accuplacer.collegeboard.org/student/practice (select Next-Generation Reading)
Ability to Benefit – accuplacer.collegeboard.org/student/practice (select Classic ACCUPLACER)
All accommodations MUST be approved by the Office of Accommodative Services prior to scheduling placement tests with
the Office of Academic Service and Testing.
Contact OAS at email@example.com for information regarding documentation requirements needed to establish accommodations.
Students will be notified in writing of approved accommodations.
Accommodations are not retroactive. Students who choose to take the placement test
without accommodations may not re-take the placement test with accommodations.
DCC Re-testing Policy
Students may re-test after one year or if approved by the Coordinator of Testing or
after completing a significant and approved academic intervention.
Placement test results are valid for 2.5 years.