ACCUPLACER TESTING INFORMATION
ACCUPLACER Test Information
Learning Assistance Center
Caldwell – Richardson Building, Room 104
251 – 405 -7100
Photo identification must be presented before taking the test. The following forms of ID are accepted:
- College ID (w/name & photo) or Driver’s License
- Employer’s ID (w/name & photo) or Military ID
- Passport, Naturalization Certificate, or Permanent Resident Card
- Employment Authorization Card
The Placement Test is required of all new students applying for admission to the college. If you have earned credit hours at a U.S. college or university, you should discuss your educational background with the Registrar’s office before taking any placement test.
If you took the SAT or ACT, do you still have to take the placement test?
If you obtained a score of 470 or higher on the Math, Reading, or Writing sections of the SAT you are exempt from that test area. If you took the ACT, in order to be exempt, a score of 21 or higher is required for the Reading and Math sections. A score of 18 or higher is required for the English section. Scores older than 3 years from where you took the test will not be accepted.
The Placement Test is not an admissions test. No student is denied admissions to the College on the basis of Placement Test scores. The test serves four primary purposes:
- To evaluate the Reading, English, and Mathematics achievement of entering students for the purpose of appropriate course placement.
- To provide a basis for academic and career counseling.
- To provide criteria on which to evaluate the initial admissions eligibility to Allied Health programs.
- To identify potential Honors Program candidates.
Students are advised to take the test seriously. Performance on the Placement Test will determine which college courses a student may or may not take. Non-credit, developmental courses may be required for students who earn scores below the standards set for college-level courses. Accordingly, students are encouraged to prepare as follows:
- Read through this entire publication so that the instructions received on the day of testing will be familiar.
- Eat well and get sufficient rest prior to taking the Placement Test.
- Visit a library or the internet to obtain other publications which will help you review material you may have forgotten.
What to bring with you to the testing center
- Photo-bearing identification (see list of first page)
- Writing instruments, like pens and pencils
DO NOT bring any of the following:
- Mobile phones, calculators, smart watches, music players, or any other electronic devices are NOT ALLOWED.
- Children/friends/family are not permitted in the testing room and college staff cannot be responsible for the safety of children.
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