Placement Test for Success: Accuplacer Test
What is the Accuplacer Test
Accuplacer assesses skill levels in reading, English composition and mathematics. Test results are used to determine the appropriate course placement to promote your success in college. Placement tests are offered on a regular basis throughout the year and the first set of tests are free.
When to Take the Accuplacer Test
Take the placement test after you have applied for admission. Complete the Accuplacer test prior to online orientation and the registration planning session.
Who is Required to Take the Accuplacer Test
You are required to take the placement test if you are:
- A new or returning student registering for your eighth (8) credit
- A new student enrolling in a math and/or an English course
- A PSEO student
- A transfer student who has not completed college level math and/or English classes with a grade of "C" or higher
- A transfer student who has not taken the Accuplacer (online or paper/pencil) at another college
If you have taken the Accuplacer test at another college or have completed a college level math and/or English course at another college, please send an official copy of your scores/grades to the Records and Registration Office.
- If you are not satisfied with your placement results, you may retest one more time per subject area.
- Students must wait at least two weeks before each retest.
- There is a $5 charge for each retest. This fee needs to be paid in the Business Office before 4:30 p.m. and a receipt must be given to the testing center staff prior to testing.
- Retest options apply only to initial course placements. Once you have begun any course in English composition or math, you may not use the retest option to attempt to change your placement. To appeal initial course placement contact a counselor or advisor.
Prepare for the Accuplacer Test
You are strongly encouraged to prepare for placement test by reviewing the following study materials:
Course enrollment may be canceled if you do not follow the placement test requirement. Course refunds may not be issued for inappropriate registration.
If you have a disability or a temporary disabling condition that will prevent you from taking the tests under standard conditions, please contact the Access Services Coordinator at 763-433-1350.