Students may use the following measures for their primary placement in lieu of placement testing:
|Placement Testing Replacement||Requirements|
|High School Transcript||
Student has completed at least two years of high school coursework within the last 10 years, verified by an unofficial high school transcript listing a 2.6 or higher, unweighted, cumulative GPA.
Temporary exception: High school transcripts that are more than 10 years old may be used for placement into English and Reading courses. However, the 10-year limit still applies for mathematics placement.
|GED||Placement based on individual subject area scores of 165 or higher. Scores are valid for 5 years.|
|ACT||Placement based on individual subject area scores of 18 or higher. Scores are valid for 5 years.|
|SAT||Placement based on individual subject areas as listed on the Course Placement Chart. Scores are valid for 5 years.|
- Students may complete placement testing for additional placement options.
- Submit unofficial high school transcripts or ACT, SAT, or GED scores online.
- For other purposes such as Financial Aid, etc. students may also need to have an official transcript sent by their high school to the SCC Admissions & Records Office.
- Students under the age of 18 must meet AZ State admissions requirements and course placement requirements.
Temporary exception: Effective April 17, 2020 MCCCD will be offering EdReady as an additional placement measure.
- This non-proctored, online testing option can be accessed at maricopa.edready.org (DO NOT use any other EdReady site).
- Students will be required to create an EdReady account if they have not done so previously. Students will be asked for their MEID. If unsure of their MEID, students can contact the SCC Help Desk at (480) 423-6274, option 3.
- See the Student Quick Start Guide for additional information on how to access EdReady.
The placement testing subject areas are as follows. The Reading Placement test now contains two separate testing sections.
|Placement Testing Subjects|
|Critical Reading and Critical Thinking|
- Which Reading Assessment should you take?
- New Students (requiring placement assessment) are strongly recommended to start with the College Reading Placement test. Students who score a 95 or higher on the College Reading Placement test will be advised to take the Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Placement test.
- Current Students or Students with Alternative Placement wanting to place into CRE 101 or place Reading Exempt, may choose to take the Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Placement test.
- If you do not see these options, then look on the bottom, right-hand side of the screen and click the link named Show all Goals.
- Students will receive their scores but no placement information. However, based on the score received, students may determine their placement based on the updated placement chart (Download placement chart)
- Student scores will be posted in their student accounts. Please allow up to 2 business days for scores to post. Students who wish to meet with an Advisor prior to the time that scores are available in SIS will need to have a screenshot of their scores for their Advisor to view.
- EdReady is also a remediation tool. Students will be guided to study programs to help increase their score, as needed, in each area. Students can only increase their score with these study tools. The student’s most recent score will be recorded in the Student Information System (SIS).
- Students are encouraged to contact the Writing Center for assistance in raising English and Reading assessment scores.
We understand that this is a new learning experience, but please know that we are going through this together and we are here to help you in any way we can. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
SCC Instructor Testing
Instructor testing is not being offered at this time, please contact your instructor for further information.
Proctored Testing for Online Classes
Proctored testing for online classes is not being offered at this time, please contact your instructor for further information.
HESI A2 Nursing Admission Exam
The Testing Center is not administering the HESI A2 at this time, however, the District Nursing Program is fully aware of the current situation and is in the process of discussing the use of alternative online methods for administering the HESI A2. The District Nursing Program’s goal is to have a solution with enough time for students to apply by the program deadline, though given the uncertainty during this time, this is subject to change.
Please contact our office for the most up-to-date information
The SCC Testing Center is not offering this service at this time. Please contact our office for the most up-to-date information regarding this service.