Testing Center

Testing Center


Effective 10/4/18, your High School GPA may be used for class placement if:

  • You have completed at least 2 years of high school within the last 10 years AND you have an unofficial high school transcript with a 2.6 cumulative or higher, unweighted GPA.
  • Bring unofficial transcripts to the SCC Testing Center (SC 150)
    • Note: for other purposes such as Financial Aid, etc. you may also need to have an official transcript sent by your high school to the SCC Admissions & Records Office
  • Advisors will review your GPA placement for English, Reading and Math at your SOAR session (for new students) or in an advising session (for continuing students)
  • Transfer Students: If you have completed college level coursework in English, Reading or Math, you will need to bring unofficial transcripts of all coursework completed when you meet with an academic advisor in Academic and Career Advisement.

Beginning 10/1/18, you must compete the ACCUPLACER Placement Test if:

  • Your high school GPA is below 2.6
  • You have been out of high school for more than 10 years and have not completed college coursework in English, Reading, or Math from another college
  • You wish to place in higher classes than your GPA allows
  • You are enrolling in Dual/Concurrent Enrollment classes while still in high school and do not have one of the State required scores listed on the Dual/Concurrent enrollment form AND/OR do not meet the high school GPA requirements listed above.
    • Students under the age of 18 must meet State enrollment requirements AND course placement requirements


Testing Center (SC-150), 480-423-6433

  • New students that are not exempt from testing based on one of the areas above  must take all three sections (WritePlacer, Reading Comprehension & Math) of the placement test before registering. Test is untimed but plan for an average of 2 - 2 1/2 hours.
  • Photo ID and SCC Student ID number are required for all testing.
  • For information and preparation materials visit: SCC Testing Center
  • Outside of the Scottsdale area? Remote/Proctored ACCUPLACER testing may be available in your local area. Contact the Testing Center at testing@scottsdalecc.edu for more information. In your request, please include your full name, your SCC Student ID Number, and your city, state, and zip code. Fees may apply.

Please Note

  • Photo identification is required for all testing services
  • All exams will be collected 15 minutes prior to closing

English as a Second Language (ESL)

  • The CELSA test is given for ESL course placement.
  • Exam Preparation Material available here.
  • Allow one hour for completion.
  • Bring your 8-digit SCC Student ID Number and current, valid photo ID (state, national, or current year school only) photo identification to testing session

SCC Instructor Testing (Make-Up/Special Accommodations)

Students who plan to complete a make-up exam or an exam with accommodation authorized by DRS must make an appointment to use the Testing Center. Appointment times are limited and you are encouraged to make your appointment as soon as possible. Make an appointment: scottsdalecc.edu/tcapp, Log in with your MEID & Password to view appointment options.

HESI A2 Nursing Admissions Exam – Applying to any Maricopa Community College

Students who plan to take the HESI A2 exam must make an appointment to use the Testing Center. Appointment times are limited and you are encouraged to make your appointment as soon as possible. Make an appointment: http://www.registerblast.com/scottsdalecc. Link redirects to an external website hosted by RegisterBlast.com for the SCC Testing Center.

All seven modules must be completed within a single four (4) hour testing session.

The SCC Testing Center does NOT offer HESI A2 testing for students applying to Colleges outside of the Maricopa Community Colleges. 

Maricopa Community Colleges locations offering the HESI A2 exam are listed in the HESI A2 & PN Test Locations PDF located in the upper right.

The HESI A2 will NOT be available during the following time periods:

  • The week before classes begin and the first week of classes each semester 
  • The week before finals and finals week each semester 
  • Closed Fridays during the summer.  Hours may vary due to school holidays & breaks. Please contact us directly at (480) 423-6433 to confirm hours if you have any questions 

Students requesting accommodations due to a disability should contact Disability Services to make appropriate arrangements.