Testing Center

Room A117 * Phone 860.215.9061 * Email testing@threerivers.edu


Accuplacer Placement Test

The Accuplacer Placement Test is required for all new, first-time college students. Students must apply to the college and receive their TRCC Student ID# prior to scheduling the test.

This test is designed to help academic advisors gain more information about student college readiness through assessing math and English composition skills. Three Rivers Community College also uses other metrics in determining a student's college readiness, which include high school transcripts (within past 5 years), SAT or PSAT scores, any relative work experience and non-cognitive questions.

English Language Learner (ELL), also referred to as ESL, students no longer need to request a different test. The testing center at Three Rivers has created an inclusive testing environment. This means we have designed the placement exam to deliver the appropriate assessment based on the examinee's academic skill level.

To reserve your seat for an upcoming placement test, click the image and select "Accuplacer Placement Test" calendar. Please have a picture ID with you.


Prepare for the Accuplacer:

Use Khan Academy to help prepare for your placement test. Use this free website to brush up on what to expect on the Accuplacer Placement Test. What is on the test?  The ACCUPLACER Placement Test measures your skill-level in English, reading, and mathematics and is divided as follows:

  • Elementary Algebra – The algebra test consists of 12 algebraic multiple-choice problems.  Depending on how you score on the algebra section, you may stop at this point or continue on to either College-Level Math or Basic Arithmetic. This test will assist to determine whether or not a developmental math course is necessary.
  • Reading Comprehension – The Reading Comprehension test consists of 20 multiple-choice questions.  You will read a short selection and answer questions based on the content of what you have just read.  This test will assist to determine whether or not a developmental reading course is necessary.
  • Sentence Skills – This portion of the test consists of 20 multiple-choice questions and will measure your understanding of sentence structure. Some questions deal with sentence logic, others with whether or not the answer is a complete sentence, and still others with the relationship between coordination and subordination.

Become familiar with Accuplacer with a practice test

Make Up, Challenge & Special Accommodations Exams

To reserve your seat for an upcoming time slot, click the image below and select "Make Up, Challenge & Special Accommodations Exam" calendar. Please have a picture ID with you.

Students agree to honor all testing instructions provided by their instructor to the testing center. This includes time allotted to take their exam. Test proctors will request the student to hand in their exam when time has expired.

Faculty are requested to submit a "Proctor Request Form" to the Testing Center along with the exam.

Click the image to the right if you are interested in taking the Computer Applications (CSA*K105) Challenge Test? This challenge exam is specific to Three Rivers CC.

Click the image if you are interested in earning credit by exam

The TEAS test was developed to measure basic essential skills in the academic content area domains of Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage. The TEAS test is a requirement for admission into the Nursing Program.

Students schedule themselves for exams at the ATI website by clicking the TEAS V image. The Three Rivers Testing Center does not schedule TEAS examinees. ATI sends Three Riversthe examinee roster before each TEAS test.

Three Rivers Testing Center does not print TEAS test results after completion of the individual examinees test. However, upon completion of the entire testing session, the testing proctor will enable all results. At that time, examinees will be able to access their ATI accounts and view their scores/print their results from any Internet connected computer outside of the Testing Center.

Upon completion of their TEAS test, examinees are directed to immediately sign out of their ATI account and exit the Testing Center. Staying after the exam so to use the computer for any reason is not permitted.

All scratch paper is to be left in the designated areas of the Testing Center or at the examinee's seat. No scratch paper is permitted to be taken from the Testing Center.

Non-Three Rivers Community College Student Test Proctoring

Please contact the Testing Center for assistance on proctoring an exam for your college. Contact information is at the top of this page.

Testing Center Proctoring Fees

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Non-Three Rivers Community College Testing

Connecticut State College Students


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What is Accuplacer


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