The purpose of the Skills Assessment is to assist you in identifying your academic strengths and weaknesses in English Composition, Reading Comprehension, and Mathematics. Your results will help to determine the appropriate course level so that you can enhance your success at Cape Cod Community College. Student scores are valid for three years.

Skills assessments must be taken by students enrolling in Accounting, English Composition, Mathematics or Science courses and any other course with a prerequisite requirement. Exceptions will be made for students who have successfully completed comparable college courses and have their transfer credits on file at the Registrar's Office.

Contacting the Testing Center:

  • For students who have been accepted as "Newly Matriculated" for the upcoming semester and have never tested before, please call 774.330.4021.
  • If you are a Non-Matriculated student; ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages); PACT; Current student; Retesting student; or need any other assistance, please call 774.330.4543.

If you have had an educational plan, please contact the O'Neill Center for Student Access and Support to find out if you qualify for accommodations during testing.


New students are required to complete the Accuplacer exam prior to enrolling in courses. They are also granted one re-test opportunity prior to beginning courses.

Current students are granted one re-test opportunity at the end of every semester (Fall, Spring, Summer) where they have demonstrated remediation efforts.

Notes: Examples of remediation opportunities for students: completing a math course, completing an English course, attending a refresher workshop, completing the Accuplacer Foundations lab, etc.


Preparation: We offer review sites as well as Math and English Refresher Workshops.

Please call 774.330.4543 or check our site for our upcoming workshops.

For students submitting an application to the Admissions Office for matriculation into the College, the assessment is mandatory unless prior course credit or test results are available and valid. Assessments are available in Reading Comprehension, English Composition and Mathematics.

Directions: All assessments will take place in the Testing Center – Grossman Commons Building. Park in Lot #9. Walk up the hill, across from Parking Lot #9, to the Grossman Building, on your left. Take the second entrance beyond the steps, and enter the Grossman Commons Building, (across from the WKKL Radio Station). Take the elevator immediately on your right as you enter the building and select Floor #2. The Testing Center is directly to your left as you exit the elevator. Handicapped parking is available in front of Grossman Commons.

What to Bring: One photo ID and pencils.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.

On the Day of Testing: Your appointment will be approximately three (3) hours long and will include testing at the Testing Center; meeting with an advisor to choose courses at the Advising Center; and registering for those courses at the Registrar's Office.

(If you have concerns about the weather and the status of the campus, please call the Weather Hotline at 508.375.4070 before attempting to come to the campus to test.)

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