Distance Testing
Students unable to take the ACCUPLACER English, ESL, or math placement test at College of the Canyons may arrange for supervised remote testing by following the steps listed below. Fees for remote testing (if any) are the student’s responsibility.
  1. An application to College of the Canyons must be submitted prior to requesting a placement test. It will take 48 hours for our system to upload the application.

  2. Contact the Assessment Center or Testing Center at your local college, university, or military facility to determine if qualified testing center personnel are willing to administer the ACCUPLACER test(s) to you in their testing center.

    • It is not necessary for that college or facility to be a user of ACCUPLACER 

    • Simply inform them that the ACCUPLACER test is administered remotely over the Internet, on a secure server, and that College of the Canyons will provide the authorized proctor with the necessary login and administration instructions. 

    • If a center is not available, you may ask any school, church, organization, or business to provide a secure and quite area with a computer that has access to the internet to test.


  3. Complete the top portion of the Proctor Approval form and have the proctor complete the bottom portion of the form. Once form is completed email or fax the form back to College of the Canyons Assessment Center.

    • Proctor must not be related or have a vested interest in the student taking the placement exam. 


  4. Once we have verified the legitimacy of the proctor and that he/she is willing to administer the ACCUPLACER test, the assessment center coordinator will contact the proctor and will provide him/her with the necessary instructions to administer the test.


  6. Complete the test on the date and time mutually arranged between you and the proctor 


  8. Once you complete your test, the assessment center staff will notify you and inform you of the next step you must proceed on to.