Testing Exemptions

To be exempt from a placement test, you must provide a score report, a high school transcript, and/or a college transcript for evaluation at the time of or before testing.

Acceptable score reports include: ACT, AP, CLEP, PSAT, PSSA, SAT, and ACCUPLACER score reports from other institutions. All score reports are valid for five (5) years. College transcripts do not expire. An unofficial transcript or score report can be used for evaluation of exemptions.

Upload Testing Documents

It is recommended that you submit your score reports through the link above for the fastest response time. You can also mail your score reports to the College’s Testing Center at the Blue Bell–Central Campus at 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422 or the Pottstown-West Campus at 101 College Drive, Pottstown, PA 19464. Please allow three weeks for processing mailed score reports. If you have any questions, please contact the Testing Center at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note that college transcripts submitted to the Testing Center will only be used for placement test exemptions. Any college transcript uploaded here or sent to the Testing Center is considered an unofficial transcript and will not be evaluated for transfer credits.

If you are seeking transfer credit, please request that an official college transcript be sent from your institution directly to Montgomery County Community College. Official college transcripts will be evaluated for testing exemptions. More information can be found at Submit Official Transcript link.

Test/Course Score Needed
ACT Math Score 22
AP Calculus AB 3
AP Calculus BC 3
AP Statistics 3
College Level Math Class Grade of “C”
PSSA Math 1400
PSAT Math: Prior to March 2016 52
PSAT Math: After February 2016 550
SAT Math: Prior to March 2016 520
SAT Math: After February 2016 550

College Level Math Placement for Exempted Students
If you are exempted from placement testing, you will be exempt from taking developmental math courses. You should still take the math placement test to determine if you place in a higher level math class. If you have college math credit, you do not need to take the math placement test.

Earned A or B in Algebra II in high school within five years of attending MCCC, student will be exempt from placement testing and MAT 011. High school transcript required and can be sent via the Upload Testing Documents link above.

Test/Course Score Needed
ACT English/Writing Score 22
AP English Language and Composition 3
AP Literature and Composition 3
College Level English Composition Class Grade of “C”
PSAT Writing: Prior to March 2016 50
PSAT Combined Reading and Writing: After February 2016 560
SAT Writing Score: Prior to March 2016 500
SAT Combined Reading and Writing: After February 2016 560
TOEFL iBT Score 79
TOEFL Paper Score 550

Test/Course Score Needed
ACT Reading Score 21
AP Scores A score or 3 or higher on any one (1) AP test; excluding math and foreign language.
College Level Course Earned six college-level credits, with a C or better, in any of the following subjects: anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, geography, geology, history, literature, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, and sociology.
PSAT Reading: Prior to March 2016 50
PSAT Combined Reading and Writing: After February 2016 560
SAT Reading Score: Prior to March 2016 500
SAT Combined Reading and Writing: After February 2016 560
TOEFL iBT Score 79
TOEFL Paper Score 550
Students with a cumulative 3.5 high school GPA are exempt from taking the reading placement test.

The following students are exempt from placement testing:

  • Students who have earned an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution. 
  • Students enrolling in the Phlebotomy Certificate of Completion.
  • Students in the Homeland Security Certificate of Completion.
  • Students in the Virtual Assistance Certificate of Completion.
  • Students enrolling in the Culinary Arts Certificate Program.
  • Non-degree seeking students: Power Program students or students taking classes for personal enrichment or professional development.
  • Guest students enrolled as an admitted student at another college or university.

Dual Enrollment students are required to satisfy the prerequisite(s) only for the courses in which they wish to enroll. These students should be encouraged to prove competency for early admission. Upon matriculation to the College, former Dual Enrollment students will need to fully comply with academic readiness expectations.