The mission of Roxbury Community College Testing & Assessment Office is to provide
high quality testing services for faculty, students and the general public. Our purpose
is to provide a reliable test administration for individuals by creating a professional
testing environment that facilitates individuals’ access to education and academic
success. We support students and community members in making progress towards their
educational and career goals. The Testing & Assessment Office adheres to the National
College Testing Association’s (NCTA) Professional Standards and Guidelines.
College Placement Testing
College Placement Testing: Offered both in person and online. To test online, students are required to have
a desktop/laptop with working camera, speaker and mic.
CLEP: With CLEP, students can earn credits for what they already know. Meaning, instead
of taking a class, students can take the CLEP exam and earn credits. For instance,
a person who is fluent in Spanish can earn either 3, 6, or 9 credits depending on
how well they score and which college they are transferring it to. Students can pay
for their CLEP exam and location seat via Modern States (a free online program that
offers CLEP courses and a voucher at the end).
TEAS: The TEAS test can be done both online and in person. RCC is offering Online Only
TEAS until further notice. Students taking the TEAS with RCC are required to have
a laptop/desktop with working camera, mic and speakers.
High School Equivalency Testing
High School Equivalency Testing: We offer both the HiSET and GED at RCC. The difference between HiSET and GED is
that HiSET has 5 Modules and GED has 4. The English Module for HiSET is broken up
into 2 separate tests: Reading and Writing; whereas it is 1 test in GED: Language
Credit for Life Experience
Your life experience is valuable. Now you can apply that know-how towards earning
your certificate or college degree on campus or online. With Credit for Prior Learning
(CPL), we can potentially reward the knowledge you’ve gained over the years by translating
those learning experiences into college-level coursework. Save money and complete
your degree faster by demonstrating what you already know through workplace experience
and training, military service, professional certifications, or your volunteer service.
Start the process to get college credit for your work experience today. Visit the My Experience Counts website to learn more!