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Basic Skills Placement Testing

Whenever possible, students are encouraged to complete placement testing a week or more prior to registration-orientation. If necessary, admitted students may complete placement testing on the same day as registration-orientation.

Placement Testing

English & Reading Testing

FLCC requires all incoming, degree-seeking students (as well as any individuals seeking to enroll in ENG 101) to complete computer-based ACCUPLACER placement tests. The results of these tests, in combination with previous academic work, are used to assure proper placement in courses. Students will complete a reading comprehension test and a sentence skills test, each of which consists of no more than 22 multiple-choice questions. There is no time limit for completing the tests. View a sample exam.

Math Testing

FLCC requires all incoming, degree-seeking students to complete computer-based ACCUPLACER math placement tests.  The results of these tests, in combination with previous academic work, are used to assure proper placement in math courses.  Students will complete an algebraic skills test and some will also take a test of college level math skills.   Each test consists of multiple-choice questions and is administered without time limits.   View sample test questions.

Students are not permitted to bring calculators to the test.  A calculator is provided through the computer-based test.

Music Testing

Students entering the Music or Music Recording degree programs are required to take a 35-question music theory test. View sample questions.Adobe Acrobat, PDF The test consists of multiple-choice questions and is administered without time limits.

Testing Fees

Initial Basic Skills Testing is offered without charge. Re-testing to change a placement is allowed only in special circumstances, and a fee will be charged if such re-testing is done.

Scheduling Basic Skills Placement Tests

FLCC Applicants

For Fall applicants, testing begins in early February; for spring applicants, in early October. To schedule placement tests, students must first apply to FLCC and then sign up for Web Advisor.* Log into your WebAdvisor account, click on “future students” then select “sign up for testing and registration.”

*Detailed information about signing up for WebAdvisor is available at www.flcc.edu/studentrecords. If you are unable to access WebAdvisor or have a technical issue with your account, please contact the IT Help Desk at (585)785-1419.

Non-Applicants

Students who need placement testing but are not applicants to the College should contact the Placement Testing office.

Signing up for WebAdvisor

  • Go to Web Advisor and click on “Guest Access.”
  • Click on “what’s my password,” then choose “I’m new to WebAdvisor, set up my password.”
  • Enter your FLCC ID number (found on your acceptance letter) or enter your Social Security number.
  • Follow the steps to determine your temporary password which will be sent to the email address you select (DO NOT SELECT THE AXP.FLCC.EDU option).