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Placement Test Preparation

Get ahead and prepare for your college placement test before enrolling at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC). Online resources are listed below and you may study on your own. Study and preview guides for the writing, reading and math placement assessments are available in the Academic Success Center/Tutoring in Estrella Hall. EMCC Library has books for community users to check out and prepare for Acuplacer and HESI A2 tests.


This placement test consists of computerized tests for Math, Reading and English (WritePlacer) placement.

Download Accuplacer Sample Questions
Download WritePlacer Guide
Download the Maricopa Community College Course Placement Chart.
Use Khan Academy Math videos and exercises to review and practice for Math.
Improve your Pre Algebra using these EMCC Math Videos.
Use the Purdue Online Writing Lab resources to review and practice for Writing.
Improve your reading study skills.
Use this web site to prepare to take a Test - Objective Sites.

EMCC Library has books for community users to check out and prepare for Accuplacer Tests.


Celsa is a computerized test used for course placement into English as a Second Langage program for both English and Reading. This test takes 45 minutes to complete and consists of 75 multiple choice questions. The test is computerized only and does not include a listening or spoken portion.


See information about EMCC placement testing for HESI A2.

Please check out the HESI A2 guide at the EMCC Library desk in Estrella Hall.

HESI Study Recommendations.