Testing Services Center

Welcome to the Testing Center at Queensborough Community College. We look forward in serving you at one of our test sessions. Thank you for considering Queensborough Community College as your school of choice in pursuing your higher education.

Office: H-345 (Humanities Building) 
Phone: 718.631.6358 | Fax: 718-631-6687 | Email: Testing@qcc.cuny.edu

Hours of Operation 

  • Mondays:  9:00 am to 5:00 pm 
  • Tuesdays:  9:00 am to 5:00 pm 
  • Wednesdays:  9:00 am to 5:00 pm 
  • Thursdays:  9:00 am to 5:00 pm 
  • Fridays:  COLLEGE CLOSED 

English as a Second Language (ESL) Placement

If you are required to take the English as a Second Language placement test, please click here for information and resources to help you prepare for your exam. If you are required to take this test, you will receive a notification via email to register for your exam.


Ability to Benefit Test for TAP and New York State Aid

If you are required to take the Ability to Benefit (ATB) test for New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), please click here for resources to help you prepare for your test. If you are required to take this test, you will receive a notification via email to register for your exam.


Academic and Student Support Services

If you are currently enrolled at Queensborough Community College, there are free resources available to assist you with your college courses and help you be better prepared for your exams. Click here for the list of resources.


Click on the following links for additional information on available resources and services:

CUNY Proficiency Requirements

The City University of New York (CUNY) requires all students to demonstrate proficiency in English (reading and writing) and math in order to enroll in most credit-bearing courses. Students may establish proficiency in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, meeting benchmark scores on the SAT, ACT, and New York State Regents exams. See CUNY Testing for the benchmark scores that demonstrate proficiency.

Ordinarily, students can demonstrate that they meet the University’s proficiency requirements in English and Math based on their SAT, ACT, or NY State Regents test scores. Because of testing disruptions caused by the pandemic, the University will not collect or use SAT or ACT scores for admissions or proficiency determinations for the Spring 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 admissions cycles. The University will continue to collect Regents exam scores and use them for proficiency determinations during this time and will continue to run the proficiency index based on Regents exam scores (when available) and an applicant’s high school GPA.

Our Mission and Goals

The Testing Services Center supports the student-centered focus of the College by providing a professional, secure testing environment that is quiet, accommodating, and accessible to individuals in need of academic testing. Our staff is committed to quality assessment and evaluation support to the College community, as well as a knowledgeable, courteous testing staff to help students with early onboarding and enrollment steps.

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.