Dec 02, 2023  
2013 Spring Student Handbook 
2013 Spring Student Handbook [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Testing Information

Student Testing, Advising, and Registration Sessions (STARS)

Students can complete placement testing, advising, and registration all in one day through the STARS program at Delgado Community College.  Sessions are offered at various times and days of the week throughout the registration period at all Delgado locations.  Students should be prepared to spend approximately four hours on campus to complete testing, advising, and registration. To attend STARS a student must:

  • Submit a Delgado admission application - go to and click on the “Apply Now” box.
  • Complete the free Delgado online orientation - go to, click “Future Students,” then click “Orientation” on the left side of the webpage.

Examinees must provide their online orientation certificate of completion to schedule STARS.

The placement test and ESL exam are $15 each. Schedule online, call or email us, or visit your Delgado location:

City Park Campus, 615 City Park Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119
Student Services Center, Building 2, Room 302

Delgado-Northshore-Covington, 207 E. Lockwood Street, Covington, LA 70433 
Room 100

·      Delgado-Northshore-Slidell, 320 E. Howze Beach Road, Slidell, LA 70458  
Room 113

·      West Bank Campus, 2600 General Meyer Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70114 
Building 2, Room 115                                    

·      Jefferson, 5200 Blair Drive, Metairie, LA 70001

How to Use Appointment Plus to Schedule a Placement Test Online

  1. Go to
  2. Click Student Services.
  3. Select Advising & Testing.
  4. Select Testing Home.
  5. Scroll down to small box that says Schedule Your Appointment Now.
  6. Enter your Delgado email address or register to log in.
  7. Select your campus, test (placement), and test date.
  8. Fill in your personal information: name, phone number, College-wide ID, email address.
  9. Select Finalize appointment.
  10. You will receive an email confirmation to bring to the test with your ID and calculator.

Items to Bring to the Test

  1. Certifcate of completion of the online orientation
  2. Current government issued photo ID
  3. Test admit slip
  4. Calculator
  5. Two #2 pencils

Please arrive 30 minutes before test time to check in.

First-time freshmen should prepare to stay four to five hours to complete the one-stop registration (STARS) process.

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

Placement Tests

Delgado provides two types of tests to determine a new student’s placement for college courses. The tests are

  • Placement Tests in English, math, and reading
  • English Language Proficiency Test

Placement tests are designed to determine levels of proficiency in the basic skills of reading, writing, and mathematics. Students who demonstrate a need for basic skills development will be advised into the appropriate developmental studies course(s) via their placement test results. This service is designed to make sure you are placed in classes where you can be successful.

All degree-seeking college students (new, transfer, and re-admit students) who have not successfully completed college-level English and math courses or successfully completed developmental English or math courses with a grade of “C” or better within the last three years are required to take the Delgado placement tests. Most tests are computerized, and study guides are available at the Advising and Testing office or at,, or for math.

If you have a copy of your ACT score, bring it to the placement test. Each placement testing session lasts approximately two and a half hours. All first-time freshment will be advised and registered for classes after placement testing; this will  last an additional one to two hours.

ACT and placement scores are valid for three years. Use this ACT test score table to determine which placement test, if any, you will be required to take.


ACT Test Score Table


ACT Test Score Table

Subject & Score
Do I have to take a placement test?
English    1-17 Yes
                  18 -24 No
                  25 or higher* No
Math         1-17 Yes
                  18-21 No
                  22 or higher* No
Reading   1-16 Yes
                   17 or higher No

 *You may qualify for advanced placement. First-time freshmen who submit ACT scores of an acceptable level for advanced placement must fill out the appropriate form in the Advising and Testing office during their first 30 credit hours to receive the advanced placement credit. An English score of 25 or higher and/or a composite score of 22 or higher qualifies a student for consideration for honors courses. Visit the Honors Program page for more information.

All students who require testing must take a placement test before they register for classes.

First-time freshmen will be scheduled for STARS to take their placement test.

English Language 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 exam. The results are valid for one year only. The ESL test consists of four Internet based tests and a handwritten composition that is in English only. The ESL test will determine the student’s level of English proficiency in four areas: reading, composition, grammar, and listening. Scores on this test 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 examinees must

  1. Schedule a test online.
  2. Bring a photo ID to the test.
  3. Bring two #2 pencils to the test.

ESL students do not attend STARS. First-time ESL students will meet with their advisors to receive their test scores and register by appointment.