Placement Testing


All new students who plan to take a math or English class at TCC and do not qualify under Multiple/Alternative Measures must take the ACCUPLACER™ assessment. Read below for more information about Multiple/Alternative Measures. If you qualify, please send documents with Student ID number to

Assessment Updates

Placement Lab will open at 1pm on Sept 17.
Placement Lab is closed until 12pm on Sept 19 for Professional Development.
Placement Lab is closed Sept 30 - Oct 14, 2019
Testing will resume Oct 15, 2019 for Winter quarter registration.

Tacoma Campus testing hours are available by calling the 24-hour line to confirm dates/times 253-566-5158.

Gig Harbor Campus testing is available.
Call for upcoming test times and dates 253-460-2424.

Online Testing Now Available

Can't come to TCC for Placement Testing?

Multiple/Alternative Measures Information

About Testing

TCC is now implementing the ACCUPLACER™ Next Generation Reading placement to evaluate students for English Placement and the ACCUPLACER™ Next Generation Math series for math placement. Your $18 fee allows you one retest. You must wait forty-eight hours between testing. This is to give you time to refresh your mind and study for the retest. Statistically, this is most favorable for success.


Testing locations and scheduling

Testing is available on both the main TCC Tacoma Campus and the Gig Harbor Campus. Picture ID and proof of payment are required. You must be already admitted to Tacoma Community College and have a Student ID number to take the test.

Testing Hours: 
Tacoma Campus

Walk-in only: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Call 253-566-5158 before coming in to confirm that we are open.


Testing Location:
Tacoma Campus

Bldg. 7 Placement Testing Lab


TCC campus


Gig Harbor Campus

By appointment only.

Call 253-460-2424

Gig Harbor campus


Need Certification or Employment-related Testing?

Certification & Testing Center

Location: Bldg. 6