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Testing Schedule

  • Testing Schedule

    COVID-19 SUNY Erie Fall ’20 Placement Testing Plan

    For the safety of our students and staff Virtual Remote Proctoring for ACCUPLACER® computerized placement test is now available to SUNY Erie students on a temporary basis. Students who require a placement test prior to registering for classes can now test at home. You must have access to a computer with a web camera and reliable internet access. Please complete the  Virtual Remote Proctoring Form and allow five (5) business days for us to process your remote voucher. There is no additional cost to the student during this time.

    Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

    If a student has a physical or mental impairment that requires testing accommodations, she/he must schedule an intake interview with the campus counselor for students with disabilities. The student must provide documentation that indicates the need for accommodations or modifications. During the interview, the counselor determines what accommodations, if any, are appropriate. Only those students who have been interviewed by the counselor for students with disabilities will be permitted to take an accommodated test. Dates and times for accommodated tests vary from campus to campus. For additional information, please contact the Student Access Center office at the campus you plan to attend.

  • Need Help?

    Placement Testing

    City Campus
    45 Oak Street
    Buffalo, NY 14203
    P: (716) 270-5124
  • Ability to Benefit (ATB)

    All New York State residents who have a foreign high school diploma are required to meet the New York State Ability to Benefit (ATB) standards in order to be eligible for the state's Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).

    To take the Ability to Benefit (ATB) test at SUNY Erie, you must meet the following three requirements:

    1. You must have been admitted to SUNY Erie.
    2. You must seek financial aid awards under the state's Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).
    3. You do not have a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED) from a United States high school.

    Minimum passing ATB scores: ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension 55, Sentence Skills 60 and Arithmetic 34 or CELSA (ESOL) 97 and ACCUPLACER Arithmetic 34.

    You can sit for an Ability to Benefit test during any scheduled ACCUPLACER test-no appointment is required. Within any three-month period, ATB candidates are permitted an initial test and one retest. There must be a two-week waiting period between the initial test and the retest. Students should be encouraged to use the two-week waiting period for study and review of test content areas in which they did not obtain a passing score.