The purpose of ACCUPLACER tests is to provide you with useful information about your academic skills in math, English, and reading. The results of the assessment, along with your academic background, goals, and interests, are used by academic advisors and counselors to choose the best courses for you to take. Some programs and schools use the ACCUPLACER to make admissions decisions.

You can not "pass" or "fail" the placement tests, but it is very important that you do your very best on these tests so that you will have an accurate measure of your academic skills.

Who should take the ACCUPLACER test?
Take ACCUPLACER if the program or school you want to attend asks you to take it. ACCUPLACER and COMPASS are common placement exams used at community and technical colleges in the United States.

Computer Adaptive Testing
ACCUPLACER is an adaptive test that you take using a computer. This means that the questions are chosen for you on the basis of your answers to previous questions. This technique selects just the right questions for your ability level. Because the test works this way, you must answer every question when it is first given. Each test is untimed so that you can give each question as much thought as you wish. You can change your answer to a particular question before moving on to the next question, but you cannot leave a question out or come back to it later to change your answer.

If you do not know the answer to a question, try to eliminate one or more of the choices. Then pick from the remaining choices.

Making an Appointment for Testing
To schedule your ACCUPLACER appointment, please contact or stop by your Advising and Counseling Office.