Testing & Directed Self Placement

Testing Locations
Cranford Campus Elizabeth Campus Plainfield Campus Rahway Location
Student Service Center SD130 1033 Springfield Ave. Cranford, NJ 908-709-7486 Lessner Building Room 122 12 W. Jersey St. Elizabeth, NJ Room 117 232 E. 2nd St. Plainfield, NJ 1591 Irving St. Rahway, NJ

In-Person testing and ESL testing has resumed in our Testing Centers on the Cranford, Elizabeth, and Plainfield campuses. Please email testingcenter@ucc.edu to check daily open hours and answer any questions you may have regarding Testing or Directed Self-Placement processes.

Testing Center staff are available remotely to assist current and new Union County College students with their testing needs Monday through Thursday, from 8 am to 5:15 pm. Please email us at testingcenter@ucc.edu or leave a message at 908-709-7486.

Union County College requires an assessment of reading, writing, and math skills for proper placement in English and Math courses. We offer Directed Self-Placement, Testing, or you may qualify for one of the Exemptions.

You MUST complete one of these placement processes, as soon as possible, before enrolling in classes.

If you cannot complete the DSP and need to take a placement test; or
If English is not your first language, you may need to take the ESL test.
Make ESL Testing Appointment

DIRECTED SELF-PLACEMENT (DSP) Information and Survey
Please read ALL INFORMATION contained in the following links regarding course expectations and requirements before completing the DSP Surveys (links below).
View English Directed Self-Placement Survey
View Math Directed Self-Placement Survey

(Any of the below will exempt you from completing the DSP or Placement testing)
Send documentation of any of the listed exemptions to: admissions@ucc.edu

If you require any special accommodations in education, you may request such accommodations by contacting the Coordinator of Disability Support Services at disabilitysvcs@ucc.edu or call 908-709-7164.

Should you have any questions regarding placement processes, please contact the Testing Center via email at testingcenter@ucc.edu, or call 908-709-7486 to speak with one of our Testing Associates.

We are now administering Accuplacer Placement and ESL testing remotely using a “chat service” by scheduled appointment only.

For further information regarding scheduling a test appointment or test exemptions, please email testingcenter@ucc.edu

If you believe you are entitled to a testing accommodation, please contact the Coordinator of Disability Support Services, Karen Cimorelli, at karen.cimorelli@ucc.edu

* You must apply to the College, receive a student ID number and present a current photo ID in order to take the Placement or ESL Test.

* The last full Placement Test takes approximately 2.5 hours.

* You must prepare before taking the Placement Test. Please see study materials below:

Placement testing information and websites for practice

Free, web-based study app. (Be sure to make a strong password of at least 6 characters including at least one uppercase and one lowercase letter, at least one number, and at least one special symbol.

Sample questions from the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra & Statistics (QAS) placement test:

Sample questions from the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Reading placement test:

Writeplacer guide with sample essays: