Hello Community!

Starting July 22, CAS will offer limited on-campus testing by appointment, in addition to our remote services. 

On Campus - Lynn 

Accuplacer Testing and ESL Accuplacer testing in Lynn
Visti our Registration page for an Appointment

GED Testing visit GED.com to create an account and make an appointment.

On Campus - Danvers 

Faculty Testing for students who can not test remotely.  Register here.

HiSET Testing  visit HiSET.ets.org to make an appointment.


CAS Remote Services  are as follows:

Credit for Prior Learning

Please contact kbreeze@northshore.edu or check your options and complete the CPL Wizard

Directed Studies

Please contact jmorse@northshore.edu and kbreeze@northshore.edu for instructions on how to proceed.

Placement Testing

Placement testing is being offered remotely on a scheduled basis to new applicants and continuing students of NSCC.  To access remote placement testing students would do one of the following:

  1. If they have not applied to NSCC, please email info@northshore.eduto seek application instructions 
  2. If they have applied to or are a continuing student at NSCC, please email student-support@northshore.edu. Please type PLACEMENT TESTING in the subject line. They will be emailed a link to schedule a testing session.

*Please note that in order to test remotely students need a laptop, pc, or mac computer with a mic and a camera (phones and tablets will not work). 

Learn more about Accuplacer Testing

Testing for Online Courses

We are now offering Faculty testing remotely, via Zoom.  Faculty wishing to request services, please fill out the Faculty Exam Request Form.  Contact Jane Saunders at jsaunder@northshore.edu for details.

Students needing to make appointments for NSCC Online tests, please visit our  Test Registration page.

TEAS Testing

TEAS tests are offered remotely.  Students must have a laptop or PC with microphone and camera.  To schedule a test, visit www.ATItesting.com.  Select TEAS for Nursing or TEAS for Allied Health.  Remote testing dates for NSCC are listed under "Danvers" but are remote.  Contact Cynthia Therrien at ctherrien@northshore.edu for more info.

CPS 100 and BYU Language Testing

Please contact jsaunder@northshore.edu to set up an appointment to test remotely. We are offering BYU instead of CLEP for language testing at this time.

Departmental Exams

CLEP and DSST exams are not available remotely, so whenever possible, NSCC will create tests-for-credit for NSCC Courses.  Check with Jane Saunders for more information jsaunder@northshore.edu.

Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. Stay safe and well.

All the Best,

Team CAS

Have you earned credit for prior learning?

For students with military experience or prior learning, you may have already earned credit that you can apply to your academic program.

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How do I get credit for Prior Learning?

Testing Services

Incoming Students

Accuplacer Placement Testing
Advanced Placement (AP credit) for high school students
ESL Placement Testing
Pre-college High School Equivalency Testing for high school students 
Proctored Testing
Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
Testing for Distance Learning Courses 

Current Students

Basic Skills Core Requirement
Computer Literacy Challenge Exam
Departmental Exams


The Center for Alternative Studies and Educational Testing supports the college goal of blending tradition and innovation, serving as a resource to individual learners, faculty, other college departments, and the community. Through outreach and collaboration, we strive to expand opportunities for all. We provide an array of testing options and alternative methods to earning college credit with a commitment to a comprehensive approach in a supportive environment.  The Center for Alternative Studies and Educational Testing proudly adheres to the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines.

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