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. The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard will pay for this test and up to one retake.

Schedule Testing

Great Bay Community College offers the test twice weekly.

  • Tuesdays at 9:30AM
  • Fridays at 1:00PM

Please complete the registration form below and include an appointment time that works for you. Someone will confirm your appointment time within two business days.

Testing takes about two hours and will be by appointment only. Please bring valid photo ID on the date of your test.

If you require testing accommodations, you can submit documentation of your needs to [email protected] before scheduling your test. 

If you live outside of the area and need remote testing, or if you have testing questions, please email [email protected].

Testing Details & Practice Materials

All applicants will be tested on Reading Comprehension; Arithmetic; and Quantitative Reasoning/Statistics/Algebra and must receive the minimum required score in each area all in one test administration. 

Free Accuplacer Practice Materials

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. 

Photo Credit: U.S. Navy

PNS Apprenticeship Accuplacer Testing Registration

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    (Tuesdays 9:30AM or Fridays 1:00PM)