Testing Center

Our high standards ensure proper test delivery, security, confidentiality, and ensure the integrity of our testing instruments in a professional and appropriate atmosphere.

All testing is currently by appointment only. Prior registration is required for most testing.

Call the Testing Center at  973-300-2155 or 973-300-2242 to schedule an appointment. 

Testing Requirements

  • A student CANNOT test without a photo ID; please bring a valid photo ID, i.e., driver’s license, passport or current high school photo ID.
  • All cell phones must be completely turned off.
  • No food or beverages are allowed.

Read more about these Test Taking Tips to help you succeed.

Tests offered

The College Placement Test assesses students' current ability levels in reading, writing, and mathematics and can be used to determine if taking developmental classes is in your best interest.

The following Accuplacer sub-tests are given: WritePlacer Essay, Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills, Math Computation and Algebra. Results are immediately generated after the test.

Review the Placement Test Score Range.


If additional Placement Testing is necessary outside of scheduled testing times, please call the Testing Office to make an appointment.

Accuplacer Placement Testing Instructions for PreCalculus and Calculus Courses

For study guide materials visit the Placement Testing Resources.





CLEP is a series of examinations that allow individuals to earn college credit for what they know, regardless of where they learned it. CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the United States.

CLEP Tests are scheduled three to five times a month. The tests are all 90 minutes long, except for College composition which is 120 minutes long.

There is an additional $30 Proctor Fee to take a CLEP Test at Sussex County Community College.

Steps to taking the CLEP Exam

  1. Check the CLEP Test Schedule to choose a test date.
  2. Register and pay for the test online by visiting the CLEP CollegeBoard website. (If you have taken the SAT Test in years where registration was online, that username and password can be utilized to register for CLEP Testing.)  Make sure to register your name as it appears on the valid photo ID you plan to use when coming to test.
  3. Print your Registration Ticket.  Write the date you plan on testing in the space provided. Please provide a phone number where you can be reached in case of test schedule changes.
  4. Submit your Registration Ticket to the Testing Center by email to kcarr@sussex.edu or via fax at 973-300-2373 no later than five days before the test date.
  5. On the day of testing make sure to bring your Registration Ticket, your valid photo ID, and your additional $30 Proctor Fee payable to Sussex County Community College.

For more information on the content and format of any of the CLEP exams, please visit the CLEP CollegeBoard website.

The DSST is another credit-by-examination program that allows individuals to earn college credit for what they know.

For more information, visit the DSST Test website at Prometric.com or GetCollegeCredit.com.

DSST Tests are offered by appointment only.

Appointments must be made ahead of time with the Testing Center.

There is an additional $30 Proctor Fee to take a DSST Test at Sussex County Community College.

The High School Equivalency (HSE) exam offers a tuition-free alternate path to achieving your high school diploma. The HSE program provides an opportunity to earn your high school diploma. 

The curriculum is self-paced focusing on your educational needs and abilities. Students work in small groups with the help of instructors and tutors. The subjects studied are the same as those included on the HSE Exam; math, science, social studies, language arts, and reading. The program also aids in the transition to college.

For detailed information about the program and test information visit the High School Equivalency Program webpage.


Pearson Vue offers certification exams for academic, government and professional testing programs. These exams are available for Sussex students and for anyone in the community to take. Registration and payment are done through Pearson VUE.  

Pearson Vue exams are offered only on Mondays at Sussex County Community College.

Make-Up Testing is offered by appointment only.

Please call the Testing Center to make an appointment at 973-300-2155 or 973-300-2242. 

**Please Note: It is the student's responsibility to notify the Professor that an appointment has been scheduled so that their test is available in the Testing Office on the day of the appointment.

Off-site Testing for Sussex Students 
If you are a Sussex student and need to take a test off-site, a Proctor Request/Security Agreement form must be filled out and submitted for approval.

PRAXIS is a series of Teacher certification exams that are required before, during and after Teacher training courses in the United States. 

Registration and payment are done through ETS.ORG/PRAXIS

Praxis exams are offered several Wednesdays each month at Sussex County Community College.

Praxis Test Schedule

Appointments are required for DSST, Praxis-ParaPro, ServSafe, and Distance Learning testing. 

 There is an additional $30 Proctor Fee to take these tests at Sussex County Community Collège.

Please call the Testing Center to make an appointment at 973-300-2155 or 973-300-2242.

All students applying to the Nursing Program are required to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) prior to applying. 

TEAS is a timed, computerized test that measures basic academic knowledge in Reading, Math, English and Language Usage.  The Science portion is not included.  A passing score on the TEAS is a minimum of 50% correct (Adjusted Individual Score) in each of the subject areas. 

A passing score is required, but does not guarantee acceptance into the Nursing Program.  Students are permitted to take the TEAS test ONCE per semester.

For more information and to register for the TEAS test visit ATItesting.com.

TEAS Schedule

Use these Self-Guidance Tools/Quizzes to help you assess your readiness for the following math courses at SCCC: MATH 104, MATH 106, MATH 108, MATH 110, and MATH 113.  SCCC Math Self-Guidance Tools  Please Note.....These quizzes do not count as actual Placement Tests.

Mission Statement

The Testing Center at Sussex County Community College provides quality services that adhere to the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines enabling students of all learning levels to assess and foster their academic progress and personal growth while ensuring examination integrity in a safe and caring environment.