Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Assessment Services

Assessment Services

Assessment Services, located at the Marple Campus, Room 4260, is here to help ensure students achieve maximum potential at Delaware County Community College. Our services include Testing, Transfer of Credit into the College, Credit for Prior Learning, Academic Advisement, and other services that support students' progress toward their academic goals. For information on any of our services, contact the Assessment Services Office (610-359-5322).

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Testing Center

The Testing Center at the Marple Campus is open for in-person and remote testing by scheduled appointments only. Testing is made available by appointment on the following days and times: 

  • In-person Placement testing:
    • Monday to Thursday - 9 a.m.,1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
    • Friday - 9 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
    • Saturday - 9 a.m.
  • Remote Placement testing:
    • Monday to Thursday - Test times available between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
    • Friday - Test times available between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • In-person Make-up DCCC Course Exams (Instructor's permission required):
    • Monday to Thursday - 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m.
    • Friday -  10 a.m., 2:00 p.m.
    • Saturday - 10 a.m.
  • In-person Pearson VUE :
    • Monday to Saturday - for test times and registration information, visit the Pearson VUE website.

  • In-person PRAXIS:
  • In-person CLEP:
    • Monday - 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • In-person TEAS (to register, visit the ATI TEAS website):
    • Tuesday - 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • Remote TEAS (to register, visit the ATI TEAS website):
    • Thursday - 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • In-person Certiport and Intercollegiate exams:

    • Monday to Friday - 10 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

To schedule a testing session, either onsite or remote, students should contact the testing center at [email protected]or call 610-325-2776.

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Placement Testing

The first step to putting students on the right path begins with testing to ensure a good fit between an individual's readiness and the rigor of the class. Placement test, SAT or ACT results are used for advising and course placement and do not count as part of an overall GPA.

New students may schedule their placement tests after they receive their acceptance package. Instructions for scheduling exams are detailed in the package. Students may access information and study materials at

For students whose English is a second language, an ESL placement test is available. More information and study materials can be found at

Placement Test Waivers and Exemptions

The following scores and school transcript information may be used to exempt students from taking one of our placement tests and used for college-level placement in English and/or math. Students should have their score reports and/or school transcripts sent ot the Assessment Services Office ([email protected]).

  • Minimum SAT score of 500 in EBRW and/or score of 530 in Math, taken within the last 5 years. To send official SAT scores, please use the College's school code 2125.
  • Minimum ACT score of 18 in Reading and/or score of 20 in Math, taken within the last 5 years. To send official ACT scores, please use the College's school code 3542.
  • Minimum PSAT score of 500 in English and/or score of 530 in Math, taken within the last 5 years.
  • Minimum Keystone score (or equivalent) of "Proficient" or Advanced" in Literature and/or in Algebra 1, taken within the last 5 years.
  • A college transcript indicating students have earned a U.S. college degree or have passed college-level English or math at an accredited U.S. college or university.
  • For English placement, a score of 3 on the AP English Lit/Com Exam, taken with the last 5 years.
  • For English placement, a high school transcript with a GPA of 3.25 or greater for 4 years from an accredited American high school  with grades in all English classes "B" or higher. 
  • For math placment, a high school transcript with GPA or 3.00 or greater for 3 years from an accredited American high school with grades in Algebra II and all other math classes of "B" or higher. 

Please note that all test scores and high school transcripts should be within 5 years of the student starting classes.

In addition to placement tests, the College offers specialized testing including the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), American College Testing (ACT), and English as a Second Language placement test. For all testing information, see the Testing Center page.

Transfer of Credit into Delaware County Community College

Students can transfer up to 36 credits from an accredited college towards an Associate Degree. Students working on a certificate may transfer up to half of the total credits for that certificate.

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Credit for Prior Learning

Prior learning can be evaluated for College credit through the use of standardized tests or the submission of a portfolio containing certificates, transcripts and other information that documents college-level learning earned outside a formal classroom.

Change of curriculum and advisor assignment are also handled by Assessment Services. We’re here to help!

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