Testing Center - Library Building No. 3, Ground Floor, Room L014
The Testing Center will be closed for the Labor Day Holiday Weekend on Saturday, August 31 and Monday, September 2, 2013, and there will be no testing at SEC on Saturday, August 31, 2013.
Announcement: Placement Testing at SEC by appointment only. Please schedule at least one week in advance.
Call 732-255-0401 for your appointment
GED Phone: 732-255-0530
Regular Testing Center Hours:
Mondays and Fridays 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturdays 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
CLOSED Sundays and holidays
Appointments required in advance for any tests requiring the use of a computer including but not limited to CLEP, DSST/Dantes, TEAS, Technology Test-Out, on-line testing for other institutions and accommodation testing. Walk-ins welcome for most other tests.
Please note: No tests will be administered within 1 hour of our scheduled closing time. All students are required to show a valid photo ID in order to test.
Proctor Request Forms to be used by faculty are available on Ocean Cruiser.
College Placement Test: Accuplacer
The College tests incoming students in reading, writing and mathematics skills. The results of these tests have no effect on admission to Ocean County College; their purpose is to help the college place students in courses appropriate to their backgrounds and needs.
After students are accepted by the college, they can call or stop in at the College Testing Center to schedule an appointment to take the College Placement Test. The test is also offered on a walk-in basis; no appointment necessary when computers are available. The test should be taken as soon as possible, since a delay in testing will result in a delay in the scheduling of courses. Also, early testing will enable students to make up any skill deficiencies during the summer session.
PSAT: 54+ Critical Reading and/or 53+ Math
SAT: 540+ Critical Reading and/or 530+ Math
ACT: 23+ English/Writing and/or 22+ Math
HSPA: 235+ Language Arts & Literacy and/or 250+ Math
Receive transfer credit for college level Math and/or English based upon submission and evaluation of transcripts by Advising and/or The Testing Center, followed-up by official transcripts (sent directly to the college from your previous school) to the Registration and Records Office of OCC.
Schedule a College Placement Test
First, submit an application for admission to Ocean County College. http://www.ocean.edu/admissions/how_to_apply.htm Then, call The Testing Center at 732.255.0401 to schedule an appointment. If you prefer, you can come for placement testing without an appointment; we seat walk-ins as computers are available.
Students living out of the area/ELearning* can make arrangements to take the Placement Test in their local community. Click here to access the ELearning Request for Proctoring.
Select a local proctor from one of the following categories:
1. College/school/institute education staff
2. Library staff
3. Training/testing agency staff
4. Community or area Learning Center staff
5. Military testing, training or education officer
6. Military commander or two ranks above student
7. Human Resources staff
8. Workplace supervisor two levels above student
9. Ordained clergy
10. Law Enforcement training or education office
11. Hospital administrator
Please note: Friends, peers and family members are ineligible to proctor the Placement Test.
Make sure the testing site has a computer with internet access, the availability to administer a testing lasting anywhere from 1 ½ to 4 hours, the capability to print your scores, and the capability to adjust the computer settings to meet Accuplacer system requirements.
Find out if the testing site charges a fee; payment of this fee is the STUDENTS’ responsibility.
Follow the steps below to arrange for off-site placement testing:
- Complete the student section of Off-Site Placement Testing Proctor Request Form
- Have your proctor complete the proctor's section of the form
- Have the testing fee of $20 by check or money order payable to OCC*
- Deliver all of the above in person or via US Mail to:
OCC Testing Center
Off-Site Placement Testing Proctor Request
1 College Drive
PO Box 2001
Toms River, NJ 08753
Upon receipt of your form and fee, OCC Testing Center will contact your proctor to set up your testing appointment.
*This fee will be waived for students taking their full degree online.
College Placement Challenge Testing - One retest permitted
Walk-ins for Challenge Testing are welcome; see Testing Center hours
Thursdays By Appointment: Call 732.255.0401 to schedule an appointment.
ELearning students should follow the proctor request guidelines above to arrange for Challenge testing.
Brush up for the College Placement Test
Brush up sites for the College Placement Test may be accessed on the internet by typing “Accuplacer + Practice” from any browser search field. A number of sites will be listed, some for English and some for Math. Remember, for Math you’ll need to practice your Elementary Algebra skills. Any of the free sites provide valuable practice opportunities; there is no need to use any site for which you need to pay a fee. Some of the better sites are as follows:
As a general rule, students must complete required developmental courses immediately to ensure success in other courses. The college will not award a diploma to any student who has not demonstrated competency in the basic skills. Students are expected to enroll in all required developmental courses in their first semester, but they must enroll in the required courses by their second semester.
Students identified as needing remediation in English or mathematics will be restricted to a limited course load. The limited course load will consist of the needed developmental courses and other courses selected from approved limited load course list.
College Level Examination Program - CLEP
By appointment only. Call 732.255.0401 to schedule an appointment.
Visit www.collegeboard.com/clep to print a CLEP application. The application, with a $40 proctoring fee, must be mailed or delivered to the Testing Center prior to your selected test date. All CLEP test dates are subject to computer availabillity in the testing lab.
DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs) & Thomas Edison State College
By appointment only.
Call 732.255.0401 to schedule an appointment.
TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills)