TRCC Testing Center

Phone: 860-215-9061

Room A117

Three Rivers Community College Testing Center provides services that include:

Accuplacer Placement Test

The Accuplacer Placement Test is required for all new, first-time college students. Students must apply to the college and receive their TRCC Student ID# prior to scheduling the test.

This test is designed to help students gain information about their readiness for college-level course work by measuring basic skills in mathematics, reading and writing. The test results assist with advisement and course placement as Three Rivers Community College uses multiple metrics in determining college readiness. New students are encouraged to submit any supporting documentation that may potentially help our advising staff determine appropriate math and English composition placement. Supporting documentations may include, but are not limited to: High school transcripts (math and English composition grades), SAT or ACT test scores, and/or any relevant experience in math and English composition.

Is English your second language (ESL)? If so, Three Rivers Community College wants to recognize your English language skills by determining an appropraite English language course or appropriate English composition course. Our Accuplacer test is coded to deliver the Accuplacer ESL assessment based on how the student both answers their background questions AND their score on the Reading Comprehension module, where all examinees begin their placement test.

The following TRCC applicants may be waived from taking the placement assessment: Transfer students from outside colleges, Advanced Placement (AP) course (with exam) students, and College Career Pathways (CCP) students. Please inform our Welcome Center attendant if you suppose that you may be eligible for placement test waiver. 

Students can sign up for the Accuplacer Placement Test using their Student ID# at:

Prepare for the Placement Test (ACCUPLACER®)

  • New first-time college students are required to complete the computerized Accuplacer placement test, designed to help students gain information about their readiness for college-level course work.
  • Sample questions can be found at: College Board sample questions
  • Free Accuplacer practice tests can also be found at: Accuplacer Practice
  • Free English and Language preparation OWL
  • Free Math preparation Math
  • Students will be given instructions on how to schedule the Accuplacer Placement test in their Acceptance Letter

Testing for Students Who Need Special Accommodations

  • Students who need special testing accommodations please contact the Testing Center to make an appointment at 860-215-9061, or email Scott Carolan at:
    • Instructors: Please complete a Proctor Request Form after your student makes an appointment with the Testing Center.
    Students: If you need special accommodations for testing, please see a Student Services Advisor/Counselor as soon as possible. Students first need to advocate for themselves before Student Services can begin the process to advocate on your behalf. This process may be lengthy as it includes Student Services contacting your medical provider and confirming special accommodations are needed for your testing environment.

Make Up & Challenge Exams

  • The Center provides test proctoring services for both challege and make-up exams within the Three Rivers Community College community. There is no charge for make-up exams. However, the Testing Center does charge a $15 proctoring fee for any challenge exam. Students are asked to bring along either a $15 cash reciept (from the cashier) or a completed Credit Card Authorization Form (below) with them to their scheduled exam.
  • Proctoring challenge or make-up tests are normally available on Monday evenings (5:30pm to 8:30pm) and Thursday afternoons (1:30pm to 4:30pm).
      • Students must call 860-215-9061 or email to make an appointment for a make-up or challenge test.
  • The process to take a make-up or challenge exam starts with the instructor/faculty.
      • Faculty are asked to submit a "Proctor Request Form" to the Testing Center along with the exam via interoffice mail, fax, email ( or in person.
    • Test proctoring information for non-Three Rivers CC students is available (below), i.e. students enrolled in other colleges or universities with online programs. The Testing Center charges a $35 fee to proctor exams.

    Credit by Exam (CLEP & DSST)

    Proctoring schedules for upcoming CLEP and DSST exams available at links below.

    Also, procedure to schedule an exam begins by clicking appropriate link above

    TEAS Test

    The TEAS test was developed to measure basic essential skills in the academic content area domains of Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage. The TEAS test is a requirement for admission into the Nursing Program. The Testing Center charges the following TEAS test proctoring fees:

    Non-Three Rivers Community College Student Test Proctoring

    There is a non-refundable Three Rivers' Administration proctoring fee of $35 for non-Three Rivers Community College examinees.  Credit card or money order payable to: Three Rivers Community College.

    Please call (860) 215-8061 to schedule an appointment and for further instructions, or email Scott Carolan at: