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

Assessment Hours Dec. 2019 
Dec. 17 – open at 1pm for general ACCUPLACER testing.
EAP (international students) only testing in the morning.
Closed Dec. 12, 24 and 25

Assessment Hours Jan. 2020 
Closed Jan. 1
Closed Jan. 13 through Jan. 27   
Spring Quarter testing starts Jan. 28

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.

Please Note

We understand that many students take time off of work and rearrange their schedules to come in and test. Don’t forget that online testing is available during the closures. Online vouchers are generated manually by Assessment Staff, so while the student will have to wait for us to be here to send one, they can then test at any time. Directions can be found here:


Online Testing

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