Study Resources

Accuplacer Placement Testing

  • Collegeboard allows students to practice using a test prep web-based app.
    • To access this app enter your email address and create a password.
    • Choose "Next Generation Practice Tests" which is the type of Accuplacer testing MCCCD uses.
      • This app does not have practice materials for the Writeplacer portion of the exam.
      • You will have access to the Math and Reading portions only;
  • Collegeboard also has created a practice Accuplacer that has small examples of what may be on the exam.
    • The ESL and Sentence Skills portions are not on the exam.  
    • This, as well as the web-based app, are used to help during the in-person test prep workshops hosted by the Center for Learning;
  • Collegeboard has a practice Writeplacer specifically for the Writeplacer portion of the exam only.
    • examples of a writing style guide, practice writing prompts, and a scoring rubric.
      • This helps students know what it takes to reach a certain score on the WritePlacer exam;
  • GCC has free Accuplacer test prep workshops given in the Center for Learning available for all students.

CELSA Placement

Picking the right answer to test questions is half of what a student needs to know when taking a test. Knowing how to select the correct answer on a computer also ensures success:

Biology Assessment

The major topics covered on the Biology placement tests are outlined in the Course Description. You can view study materials here

Chemistry Assessment

The major topics covered on the Chemistry placement tests are outlined in the course description. You can view study materials here and view workbooks here.

HESI A2 Testing

  • Free study materials from Union Test Prep. This website has practice tests, flashcards, and study guides;
  • The HESI A2 study book is available for purchase in our bookstore or via Elsevier online. Copies of the study book are on reserve in the GCC Library.

HESI Test Prep Workshops are now available through Tutoring Across the College, to learn more about this program please contact the Center for Learning at (623) 845-3812 or visit the HESI A2 Test Prep Workshop web page.

HESI PN Testing

Any PN NCLEX review book will help to prepare. These books are available for students to purchase through third party companies.