DMACC uses assessment scores of new students to provide information about students’ academic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. Assessment information is used in course selection, course planning, and math placement. Students wishing to take a math class are required to take ALEKS math as a math placement requirement.
To see what assessments you need for the program you applied for, log into your
myDMACC account and click on the "Student" tab. Scroll down to Banner Self Service and then click on "View Admissions Applications". Follow the assessment requirements made by the Admissions Office.
Even if your checklist indicates ACCUPLACER is not required, we recommend taking the assessment to assist in planning a successful college journey.
- You must meet any assessment entry requirements before the application to your DMACC
program can be accepted.
- Admission for many programs is on a first-come, first-served basis.
- It’s important to complete any assessment entry requirements as soon as possible.
- In some cases, prior college courses can be used to waive assessments. You may submit official transcripts sent directly from your college to
General Assessment Information
You will need the name of your instructor for make-up exams, and a valid photo ID is required for all testing.
Next Generation Accuplacer may be taken at any of the DMACC Testing Centers.
- To get your
ACCUPLACER assessment completed without delay, we recommend taking the assessment at a DMACC testing center near you. Click on the Testing Center links on the right or below to view Testing Center hours and scheduling options at each campus and center.
Remote Testing option is available for students who require a more flexible testing arrangement.
- To test remotely, students must have a desktop or laptop computer with a microphone and webcam, as well as Zoom installed. Remote testing is unavailable through a phone or tablet.
- You may also take the ACCUPLACER assessment at a non-DMACC accredited college or institution, if available.
- ELL Accuplacer may be used for new students who fill out a DMACC application for admission and indicate that English is not their native language. ELL students who submit ACT scores below 19 in any one area will need to take the equivalent ELL ACCUPLACER assessment unless they can show evidence of successful college experience.
ALEKS may be taken from home or any location with internet access.
- To access the ALEKS exam, log into
myDMACC and click on the "Student" tab. Scroll down to
Banner Self Serve and select "ALEKS Math Assessment".
Math Placement for additional information regarding the math placement assessment requirement.
ACT is used as an alternative to Next Generation Accuplacer to assess skill levels in reading, writing, and math.
- Submit your ACT scores to DMACC upon completion in High School.
TEAS is used to determine placement for several Health and Public Services programs: Nursing, Surgical Tech, and Vet Tech. Click on the Testing Center links on the right or below to view in-person Testing Center hours and scheduling options for each campus and center.
- A Remote Testing option is available for students who require a more flexible testing arrangement.
- To test remotely, students must have a desktop or laptop computer with a microphone and webcam, as well as a Chrome extension (Proctorio) installed. Remote testing is unavailable through a phone or tablet.
Click here to schedule a TEAS testing appointment for the Nursing, Surgical Tech, or Vet Tech program.
LASSI assessment is used as a supplemental assessment to learn about yourself and your preparedness for college. Take the
LASSI assessment to learn which of your college-ready study skills are strong and which could use attention (optional).