DMACC requires assessment of all new full-time students (12 credit hours or more Fall & Spring semesters, 8 credit hours or more summer term). This assessment provides information about students' academic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. Assessment information is then used in course selection and schedule planning.
Assessment scores used for admission purposes must be five (5) years old or less from the test date.
*Select one option below to fulfill DMACC's admission assessment requirement.
- Complete the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER tests (Reading and Writing) and ALEKS math placement assessment. For testing information visit the
Testing Center website.
*New students who fill out a full or part-time application for admission and indicate that English is not their native language may need to take the ELL (English Language Learner) ACCUPLACER. Delivered in Standard English, the ELL ACCUPLACER will assess appropriate levels of English proficiency while suggesting courses to start your college career. A score of 111 on the ACCUPLACER exams indicates college ready.
- Submit ACT scores in reading, writing, and math.
- Provide evidence of successful college experience in math, reading, and writing course work. If college experience is older than five (5) years, students are strongly encouraged to take the ACCUPLACER test.
DMACC has seven Testing Centers:
All DMACC Testing Centers will be closed on the following days:
Friday, October 25, 2019
Friday, February 21, 2020
Thursday, November 28 and Friday November 29, 2019
Tuesday, December 24, 2019-Wednesday, January 1, 2020
A valid photo ID is required for all testing, along with instructors name for make-up tests.