Placement Testing

FLCC uses placement tests to determine your basic proficiency level in reading, writing and math. Your test results are used to place you in the most appropriate courses for your skill level, educational path and goals.

Who Needs to Test

If you are a new student at FLCC, or choose to enroll in courses with prerequisites, you'll be required to complete placement testing. Students entering the Music or Music Recording Technology programs are required to take the music theory test.

Schedule Your Placement Tests

Exemptions to Testing

Some students may be exempt from testing. If you successfully earned a college-level English or math credit, or you are eligible for a transcript review for math placement, you may be exempt from one or more parts of the test. Get more information on testing exemption criteria.

About the Tests

FLCC administers online assessment tests in English, math and music. Each test section is multiple choice and is not timed. A calculator is not allowed on the math test. You can take your tests at all FLCC campuses, or under certain circumstances, at off-site locations. Testing must be completed prior to registration.


The English placement tests measure your reading comprehension and sentence skills. Learn more about the English placement tests.


The math placement tests measure your ability to perform basic algebraic operations. See more information on the math placement tests.


The music placement test demonstrates your level of proficiency by testing you on music theory principles. Get details on the music placement test.

Contact Us

Academic Success & Access Programs
Third floor, Charles J. Meder Library
3325 Marvin Sands Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Placement Testing
Room: 3541
Phone: (585)785-1761