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Math Accuplacer Resources

ACCUPLACER


Assessment and placement is required for all students. The Accuplacer assesses skill levels in reading, English composition and mathematics. Test results are used to determine the appropriate course placement to promote student success in college. 

Placement tests are required for: 

  • New students registering for credit-based courses
  • All PSEO students
  • Returning students or transfer students who have not either taken the Accuplacer placement test at another institution or successfully completed a college-level math and/or college-level English course with a grade of "C" or higher

Students are not required to take the placement test(s) if they have:

  • Recent ACT sub-scores of at least 22 in math, 18 in English, and 21 in reading. Students whose sub-scores are lower in one of these areas must take the placement test in that area. (ACT score report cannot be older than three years for English and two years for math.)  To use ACT score, an official copy must be submitted to the Records and Registration Office.

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.

Accuplacer test scores are valid three years for reading and two years for math.  To obtain a copy of your scores, please complete the Request for Accuplacer Score Report form.

 

Prepare for your placement test

You are strongly encouraged to prepare for placement test by reviewing the following study materials:


Important Information

  • No appointment necessary! First come, first served, on a space available basis.  See the testing schedule for walk-in testing times listed below. 
  • There is no fee to take the initial assessment test, however there is a $10 retest fee for each retest session.
  • Bring your student ID number and a picture identification.
  • This is an untimed test; allow 2-3 hours to take the test. 
  • Calculators are not allowed. Scratch paper is provided.
  • All personal belongings will be stored in a locker, including, but not limited to: Book bags, coats, hats, cell phones (turned off), etc. 
  • No food or beverages allowed.
  • Children are not allowed in the testing center and must not be left unattended. 

Retesting

  • If you are not satisfied with your placement results, you may retest.
  • There is a $10 retest fee for each retest session. 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.


Summer Semester 2015

June 1 – August 7

Cambridge Campus, Room D208A

Day

Sign-In Begins

Sign-In Concludes

Room Closes

Monday

8:00 am

2:30 pm

4:30 pm

Wednesday

11:00 am

6:00 pm

8:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am 9:00 am 11:00 am 

    Coon Rapids Campus, Room SC150

    Day

    Sign-In Begins

    Sign-In Concludes

    Room Closes

    Tuesday 

    8:00 am

    6:00 pm

    8:00 pm

    Thursday 8:00 am 6:00 pm 8:00 pm
    Friday 8:00 am 9:00 am 11:00 am

     

    Semester Break

    August 10 - 28

    Cambridge Campus, Room D208A

    Day

    Sign-In Begins

    Sign-In Concludes

    Room Closes

    Monday

    8:30 am

    2:00 pm

    4:00 pm

    Tuesday 8:30 am 2:00 pm 4:00 pm

    Wednesday

    11:00 am

    6:00 pm

    8:00 pm

    Thursday 8:30 am 2:00 pm 4:00 pm
    Friday 8:30 am
    2:00 pm
    4:00 pm

      Coon Rapids Campus, Room SC150

      Day

      Sign-In Begins

      Sign-In Concludes

      Room Closes

      Monday 8:30 am
      6:00 pm 8:00 pm

      Tuesday 

      8:30 am

      6:00 pm

      8:00 pm

      Wednesday 8:30 am 6:00 pm 8:00 pm
      Thursday 8:30 am 6:00 pm 8:00 pm
      Friday 8:30 am 2:00 pm 4:00 pm
       

       

       

      Call for additional availability. 

      ***Schedules are subject to change without notice.***

      For additional questions, please contact our Testing Services staff.




      PEOPLE TO CONTACT

      Testing Services

      Cambridge Campus
      763-433-1980

      Coon Rapids Campus
      763-433-1180