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Placement Testing

Notification is made via campus e-mail address to students required to take the ACCUPLACER Placement test. The Placement Test will determine optimum course assignment, and must be completed prior to student Orientation to assure a correct schedule when meeting with an advisor during Orientation.

If you are a transfer student and have earned a C or better in a Freshman composition course, your transcripts must be on file in the Admissions Office (315-386-7123) to be exempt from testing.

Find sample questions/answers: ACCUPLACER Sample Questions

Opportunities to take the ACCUPLACER Placement Test are listed below:

  • On-Site Testing:

Please call 315-379-3954 to schedule an appointment.

All group-testing will take place at 9:30 am on Wednesdays in Wicks Hall 006

       For Spring 2016:

       December 16,2015 or by appointment.

       For Fall 2016:


       June 1, 2016

       June 15,2016

       June 29,2016

       July 13,2016

       July 27,2016

       August 3,2016

       August 10,2016

       August 18,2016


  •  Off–Site Testing:

     1.  Find a suitable proctor and test site

  • Proctors may be teachers, counselors, school administrators
  • Computer with Internet access required

     2.  Have proctor email testing@canton.edu with following information:

  • Student's name and Proctor’s name
  • Proctor’s title and contact information (fax, phone, and email address)
  • Preferred date and time for testing
  • Physical address where the test will be administered

The test is generated from an online website, is untimed, and must be completed in one sitting. Most students finish the exam within 1 - 1 1/2 hours.

     3.  Communicate with proctor.

The proctor will have received instructions to administer the test.

*Students who require accommodations for placement testing should contact the Office of Accommodative Services after a test date has been made.

Sharon Tavernier Marianne DiMarco-Temkin Shelly Thompson

Director of Advising and First Year Programs
Sharon Tavernier

Retention Specialist
Marianne DiMarco-Temkin

Administrative Assistant II
Shelly Thompson


Placement Testing
SUNY Canton
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617

Campus Center 221