Great Bay Community College is pleased to offer placement testing for all prospective applicants to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Apprenticeship Program.  To be considered eligible for an apprenticeship position at PNSY, all applicants are required to take an Accuplacer exam through Great Bay Community College or York County Community College.  All applicants are required to submit their Accuplacer scores as a part of their application process.   For more information, please refer to the application instructions on USA Jobs.

At this time, all testing is being scheduled remotely. 

Computer system requirements for testing from home:

  2. – using the option to join with video

If you do not have access to a computer/laptop that meets the requirements, check back here for on-campus testing dates in the future.

All tests are 2 hours in length and will be by appointment only.  Please have a valid photo ID and the voucher number that will be sent to you available on the date of your test.

Applicants will set up a testing appointment through the college. Please email to start the process. If you require testing accommodations, you can submit documentation of your needs to before scheduling your test.  If you have questions about what to submit, you may contact

All applicants will be tested on Reading Comprehension; Arithmetic; and Quantitative Reasoning/Statistics/Algebra.  Free Accuplacer practice materials can be found at

Great Bay Community College offers placement testing for the PNSY Apprenticeship Program in partnership with York County Community College.  For additional testing options, please see their website here. 

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