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SUNY GCC - Genesee Community College

Placement test scores are required for all of our new incoming and transfer students for placement into Reading, English and Math classes. Students who have ACT, SAT, High School Regents scores or High School GPA on file in the Admission’s office may be exempt from taking the College’s placement test. The ACCUPLACER placement test is free to students when administered by GCC staff.

For all tests except WritePlacer and ESL WritePlacer, the ACCUPLACER placement test is an untimed computerized test. On the WritePlacer and ESL WritePlacer tests, there is 60 minutes allowed to complete an essay. Please see Admissions to receive your 800 number.

  • Photo ID is required for testing.
  • No handheld calculators allowed.
  • Scratch paper will be provided.
  • The ACCUPLACER exam may only be taken twice.
  • Placement tests are by appointment only.
    • If you reside within 75 miles from Batavia NY,  please visit the In-person Placement Testing section.
    • If you reside further than 75 miles from Batavia NY, please visit the Remote Placement Testing section.

You will receive your results immediately after you complete your test session.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities. Please notify the Access and Accommodations Services Office at or 585-343-0055 x6351.

If you would like a copy of your test scores, you can access your test results through the ACCUPLACER student portal.

For further inquiries regarding placement testing, please contact

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Accuplacer Exam

The ACCUPLACER test will help you and your academic advisor select classes and plan an appropriate course of study. The tests are not used to determine admission to the college.

In-person Placement Testing

How to make an Appointment:

You must reserve your time through Calendly if you are testing with our proctors on the Batavia main campus. Our appointments are available to book up to one weeks in advance.  Appointment blocks are not available 24 hours prior to your exam.

  • Appointment blocks are available every one hour, beginning at 9AM.
  • Duration of the appointment is one hour. If you are taking all three parts of the test (Reading, English and Math), please reserve your computer for three hours. If your test is one section only, please book one hour and two hours for two sections. To do so, you will need to book consecutive appointment blocks for 1 hour each.

If you cannot keep your appointment, please make sure to cancel it so that it will become available for others.

For further inquiries regarding placement testing, please contact

Remote Placement Testing

Remote Testing at other institutions or by the third online proctoring companies may incur charges. In order to take your placement test remotely, you must first complete the Remote Placement Testing Request Form below. The location for your testing session will be at the testing site closest to the address you provide on the form. Any fees associated with remote testing are the student’s responsibility.

Students requesting remote placement testing must reside further than 75 miles from Batavia NY..

If you reside within 75 miles from Batavia NY, do not complete a request form. Please see our In-person Placement Testing section above.

After You Submit Your Request

After completing a request for remote testing, you will receive an important email with information and instructions for scheduling your placement test.  Please allow at least 48 hours for processing your request. Depending upon your listed location, you will receive an email from:

  • with Remote Voucher Notification in the subject line
  • A GCC representative (email ending with with Placement Testing in the subject line

Be sure to check your Spam/Junk filters if you do not receive an email from any of these addresses. Remote vouchers are only valid for 30 days. After you have completed your placement test, contact the Student Success Center at or 343-0055, x6262.


Testing Center – Remote Placement Testing Form

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