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First NMC Placement Test Scheduled for August 7 (August 3, 2012)

The Northern Marianas College will be conducting its first placement test on the Tuesday, August 7, 2012. NMC’s English and math placement tests are scheduled as follows:

English Placement Test Schedule

August 7, 9, 14 & 16 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Building M
August 8, 10, 13, 15 & 17 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Building M

Math Placement Test Schedule

August 14 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room A-9
August 14 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Room A-9
August 15 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room A-9
August 16 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room A-9
August 16 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Room A-9
August 17 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room A-9

New students are required to take the English and math placement tests before they register for courses for the Fall 2012 semester. After taking the placement tests, students can meet with their academic advisors, who will assist students complete registration forms and create class schedules.

There is a $25 fee for each placement test that must be paid in advance at the NMC Cashier (M-F, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm). No one will be allowed into the testing room without proof of payment (a receipt for the placement test fee, or the NMC application fee). Note that payment for the application fee will cover the English placement test fee.

Students who have a fee waiver must obtain a placement test slip from the Office of Admissions and Records prior to taking the test. Test takers must also bring a valid photo ID (driver’s license, passport or school ID) and pencils. No admittance to the testing room will be allowed after the starting time.

Those who wish to take the English placement test are strongly encouraged to contact the Language and Humanities Department (Building M) to schedule an appointment. There is also a sign-up sheet for the English placement test in Building M. “Walk-in” test takers will be accommodated based on seat availability. The average time to complete the English placement test is between 1.5 and 2.5 hours.

For the math placement test calculators may be used. Note that test takers are not allowed to take the math placement test more than once. The only exception to this condition is for those who have NOT taken a math class within one year of taking the math placement test.

To schedule an appointment to take the English placement test or for more information, contact Jim Kline at 234-5498 Ext. 2017, Tom Colton at Ext. 2009, or Elsie Skang-Ngewakl at Ext. 2014. Also for more information or inquiries about the math placement test, contact the Sciences, Mathematics, Health & Athletics Dept. at 234-5498 ext. 1202 or 1212.

For additional information about the placement tests and registration for the Fall 2012 semester, visit the Office of Admissions and Records in Building N, Room 3 at the NMC As Terlaje campus, or call 234-5498 ext. 1528/1540, or log on to

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