Sep 27, 2021  
2020 Summer Student Handbook 
    
2020 Summer Student Handbook [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Testing Information


Delgado Community College no longer requires ACT scores for admission purposes.  However, students who do not submit current and appropriate ACT scores for college course placement will be required to start in the College’s skill-building courses. 

Students submitting ACT scores for placement purposes should send them electronically to either enroll@dcc.edu or cityparktesting@dcc.edu.  Students are allowed to combine multiple ACT scores and use their highest score in each subject area.  ACT scores over three (3)  years old are not accepted for placement purposes.  

Use the ACT test score table below to determine placement for common entry level courses:

SUBJECT

ACT SCORE

COLLEGE COURSE PLACEMENT

English

<16

ALIT 099 – Academic Literacy

 

16-17

ENGL 110 - Intensive English Composition I

18-21

ENGL 101 - English Composition I

25+

ENGL 102 - English Composition II

Math

<17

MATH 097 – Intensive Intermediate Algebra

 

17+

MATH 133 – Intensive College Algebra

 

19+

MATH 120 - Contemporary Mathematics or MATH 128 - Applied Algebra*

22+

MATH 130 - College Algebra*

28+

MATH 221 - Calculus I*

* Math requirements vary by Program of Study.  Students are strongly encouraged to speak to their Academic Advisor to determine the appropriate course.

Students without current or appropriate ACT scores for placement into college courses can begin in the college’s skill-building/developmental courses listed below:

  • Academic Literacy - ALIT 099 - 5 credit hours ⇒ successful completion (“C” or better) prepares students for ENGL 101   
  • Intensive Intermediate Algebra - MATH 097 - 5 credit hours ⇒ successful completion (“C” or better) prepares students for MATH 120 or MATH 130
  • College and Career Success Skills - CCSS 107 - 3 credit hours 

ESL English Proficiency Exam

All limited English proficiency students (students whose native language is a language other English or who come from an environment where a language other than English is dominant) must take the ESL Assessment. The results are valid for one year only. The ESL assessment consists of four Internet based assessments and a handwritten composition that is in English only. The ESL assessment will determine the student’s level of English proficiency in four areas: reading, composition, grammar, and listening. Scores on this assessment will help advisors in the ESL department determine students’ placement in ESL, if necessary. Students who demonstrate English proficiency may place into English 101. Study guides are available in Delgado’s testing centers.

ESL students taking the assessment must:

  1. Visit the testing office to schedule and pay for the assessment.
  2. Bring a photo ID to the assessment.
  3. Bring two #2 pencils to the assessment.

ESL students do not attend first-time freshman advising and registration sessions. First-time ESL students will meet with their advisors to receive their test scores and register by appointment. 

Important Testing Guidelines

No personal items, including but not limited to, mobile phones, hand-held computers/personal digital assistants (PDAs) or other electronic devices, pagers, smart watches, purses, firearms or other weapons, hats (and other non-religious head coverings), bags, books, and/or notes are allowed in the testing rooms. You must store all personal items in a secure area as indicated by the Testing Center staff or return them to your vehicle. If you refuse to store your personal items, you will be unable to test. Please bring appropriate forms of identification for the test you are taking.

No cell phones, food, drinks, or other electronic devices are allowed in the testing rooms. 

Questions? 

City Park Campus, 615 City Park Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119
Student Services Center, Building 2, Room 302
(504) 671-5080 / 5086                               
cityparktesting@dcc.edu

West Bank Campus, 2600 General Meyer Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70114 
Larocca Hall, Room 303                                   
(504) 762-3198  
westbanktesting@dcc.edu

Delgado River City Site, 709 Churchill Parkway, Avondale, LA 70094
Building A, Room 238
(504) 342-3412

Delgado Sidney Collier Site, 3727 Louisa Street,  New Orleans, LA 70126
Building 3, Room 117A
(504) 941-8526

How to Use RegisterBlast to Schedule Testing

  1. Go to www.dcc.edu
  2. Select Student Services
  3. Select Testing
  4. Select the appropriate exam
  5. Read the information
  6. Under “How do I check available dates and sign up,” select your home campus
  7. Under “Choose a group,” use the drop-down box and select the appropriate exam
  8. Under “Choose an exam,” use the drop-down box and choose the appropriate exam for your semester/term of entry
  9. Choose your date and time
  10. Fill out the required information
  11. Read and agree to the exam guidelines
  12. Select Add to cart
  13. Pay for your exam
  14. You will receive an email confirmation/reminder

Additional Online Course and Testing Requirements

Notification of Charges for Online Course and Testing Requirements

Delgado online classes may require proctored (supervised) exams or learning activities associated with verification of the student’s identity. Online students may have the option to go to a Delgado Community College campus/site or to a convenient off-campus location as approved by the instructor.  Some courses require use of technology and a proctored testing software or service where additional fees may be assessed. Online proctoring charges are approximately $17.50 per one-hour exams for courses in which online monitoring is required. However, the above proctoring rate is only an estimate as course and testing requirements for online courses vary. Delgado students are responsible for checking with the instructor before the online course begins to ensure that the projected additional costs and the student’s schedule and location enable successful completion of all course requirements. 

For more information, see Distance Learning and Instructional Technology Student FAQs.