Testing Services

Preparing for Placement Tests

Placement testing is available during the following hours:

  • Fall and Spring:  Monday - Thursday,  8a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Friday 9a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Summer:   Monday - Thursday,  7:30a.m. - 6:00 p.m, CLOSED on Fridays

You need to bring a current, valid photo ID and Maricopa ID number.

Plan for enough time for testing.  Placement testing can take 2- 2.5 hours and all testing must be completed by the closing time for the day.

DON'T bring children or other family members - they will not be allowed in the testing room

Please note:  All testing is subject to video and audio recording and surveillance. When you utilize Testing Services you acknowledge compliance and agreement with the policies and procedures of Testing Services.

EMCC offers free test prep resources to help you “brush up” on your skills for the English, reading and math placement tests.

Test prep assistance is available for English, Reading and Math and is offered  . . .

  • Online through CANVAS Learning Management System: Content can be reviewed 24/7 and is unlimited – review the information as many times as you need.  Click on each subject  to log in with your MEID and password (right side under “Related Resources”).
  • In-person at test prep open labs: attend an open lab session and work through the online content with help from a tutor.  Click here to sign up: Open Labs
  • In-person at test Prep Camps (math only):  In-person workshops are offered at selected times in the year for students who want to improve their test score or want a refresher before starting their math classes.  Prep camps are taught by a math instructor with assistance from a tutor. Sign up for the in-person Math Prep Camps here: Math Prep Camps​
    • Math Prep Camp Basics - MAT 081 and MAT091 prep
    • Math Prep Camp I - MAT121 prep

Placement test scores determine which classes you will take in your first semester.  If you place into courses below the college level, you will spend time and money brushing up on those skills before you are able to start college-level classes.  The higher you place on the test, the fewer review classes you need to take - that helps you complete your degree faster and saves tuition money!

CANVAS is a way to deliver information and class content in an online format.  Follow these steps to get started with online self paced test prep:

Step 1: Choose the subject you want, and click on the link in Related Resources on the right side of this page
Step 2:  Click on "Join this Course" button on the right side and log in with your MEID and password.
Step 3:  Continue by clicking the "Go to the Course" button in the pop-up window.
Step 4:  Complete the modules at your own pace.   You can revisit and review each module as many times as needed to prepare for your placement test.

Please note: if you are a new student, it may take 24 - 48 hours for your information to upload to CANVAS from the time of your initial admission to EMCC.  If you have problems joining the course, please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).